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I think it's a honeymoon souvenir! (But of what?) 
Mike Lopez has an interesting artifact of family history. His sister was recently cleaning out her grandparents attic and came across a box with strange contents. Neatly organized with copper wire,...
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Teh cute!
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Second revision of non-Harper short story done and sent to editors. On to the Catie​ project!
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Oh, so embarrassed I missed this yesterday: Darkened Blade, the 6th and final book of the Fallen Blade series by the amazing +Kelly McCullough is out! 
Fallen Blade is a six book series beginning with Broken Blade and ending with Darkened Blade. BROKEN BLADE Aral Kingslayer was an assassin once upon a time, perhaps the best in the world, one of th...
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The final book in +Mary Robinette Kowal's Glamourist Histories is out today! Adventure, magic, danger, history (and she made the dress!)
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Oooh. I alpha-read and am excited to read the finished product.

Also, there is a LOT to be said for a series that hits 5 books and STOPS. Yet each book is complete in itself. More writers need to do this.
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Mwahahahaaa... +John Hartness's new Quincy Harker novella is out tomorrow! Redneck urban fantasy, bound to be utterly hilarious. (If, after reading this lovely review, you have an urge to order it... http://amzn.to/1bTMiZZ)
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John's a darling. Thanks for the review so I can infect more people with the joy of Hartness.
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In which there is some discussion about outlining and breaking rules at Joelle Reizes​ blog:
Just finished J.H. Moncrieff's guest blog on terribleminds.com. My favorite comment is to Keep Breaking the Rules. She writes,. Keep Breaking the Rules. When it comes to writing, I break every rule in the book. I don't outline. I don't write at the same time every day.
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My advice for Mother's Day or any Female Person's Occasion of Note: Avoid unless specifically requested, giving as a gift any device, gift card, or coupon that implies the receiver is one or more of the following: overweight, lazy, a maid, the housekeeper, a bad cook, or old. Just trust me on this.
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Yow...Blast from the past, me chattering with +Anton Strout on The Once & Future Podcast back in 2012. I need censoring. 
This episode I talk with author Kat Richardson about herGreywalker urban fantasy series, but we discuss more than just silly old book writing.  We discuss house boats, her lack of television, how often we can say DUUUDE, quantum theory, what’s a magazine is, which of us can be lazier, the fine things we smelled at Comic Con, death by watermelon, and most importantly, CUPCAKES! Plus a chance to win some of her books!
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Quite possibly (actually I was about to laugh.)
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Just picked up the link to this article via my friends at MWA Northwest and I think this is solid advice for writers seeking representation as a step to commercial publication. Some people may get skittish over the apparent anti-self-pub statement early on, but that's really not what the article is about, nor is it truly a slam on self-publication--it's an industry observation meant to help the writer evaluate their needs and the industry's likely response to their offering. The bullet list at the end is pretty much the same advice I give to writers. Use PM or LMP database to find agents who suit your needs, then winnow down to a handful--AgentQuery.com and Writer Beware are good places to check what's up with those agents, if they are reputable, ethical, and looking for what you're offering. Then seek an agent who is reputable, has contacts in the genre or field you want to publish in, and who is a comfortable fit. You'll get along better and longer with an agent you like who makes you feel that your work is good and exciting and worth their time than a lukewarm relationship with the biggest name in the business. Get the agent who suits you and your work and be prepared to work hard and even put your favorite project aside in favor of something fresher.
Until last week, I hadn’t stopped to think about how often I’m advising authors about how to deal with the publishing business. I would imagine this is something that most of us in the industry find ourselves doing very frequently. There are, after all, a lot of aspiring authors in the world and when one’s …
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Here's a nice article about a maligned genre and it's too bad that it probably won't be read by many men. (Alas more preaching to the choir, here.)

'... Not only is the industry itself rife with female entrepreneurs; its heroines always get what they want. In fact, the only formula that rings true across all romance novels is the HEA: the Happily Ever After. It is unanimously believed to be the defining principle of the genre. “The women always win,” says Kahn. “And that doesn’t happen in most places.” '
Romance writing isn’t just a billion-dollar industry. It’s also the nicest meritocracy around.
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I read very little Urban Fantasy. But then, my reading rate has fallen pretty badly in the past few years and I've spent a lot of my time reading across genre lines. I'll look Ms Friedman up--she sounds great.
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So, I spent part of this weekend watching the first season of Line of Duty, starring my current actor-crush Lennie James. If you like police dramas that are dark, twisty, and smart as hell, you must watch this. Currently available streaming on Hulu and on DVD via Netflix. There's a great write up on the show here: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2012/08/line_of_duty_the_bbc_hit_is_coming_to_hulu_watch_it_.html 
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Author of the Greywalker novels
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Writing, editing, proofing, lying creatively through my teeth, being professionally charming, making strange things out of paper, cooking, singing....
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Bestselling author of the Greywalker novels.
Introduction
I write the Greywalker paranormal detective novels. I grew up as a theater brat and bookworm. Long ago I worked at the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Fair as an actor and dancer. For pay, I used to work as an editor and I've worked on course development for the Gemological Institute of America, technical documents and sales materials, and magazines for both trade and consumer groups.  I've lived on sail and motor boats and I'm married.  Until a few years ago we had a cat and a pile of ferrets who have since passed on. Currently we are under the furry thumbs of two yeti-hunting hounds: Belladogga Sniffington (pibble) and Jack Pupikins (Lab/bête noir), but I'm still an advocate of California Ferret Legalization.
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Nine Urban Fantasy novels published by ROC as of August 2014 with more stuff in another series on the way!
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Kathleen Richardson