Friday, August 20, 2010

Off to the City of Angels

My first published short story, "Lisa with Child," is in the Writers of the Future Volume XXVI anthology, which is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

I'll be in Los Angeles this coming week to attend the Writers of the Future workshop and award ceremony.

The itinerary

Monday the 23rd - Friday the 27th: The workshop, conducted by author Kevin J. Anderson.

Saturday the 28th: The awards ceremony, which will be streamed live for those who are interested in watching. Starts 7:30pm Pacific Time (i.e. West Coast US).

Sunday the 29th: A book signing with both the winning authors and contest judges participating. Last year it apparently took place at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena. So far all I've heard is that this year it's at a "local area bookstore." I'll post a location as soon as I have it.

This looks to be a good experience, and if nothing else it will be great to hangout with the other winning authors and the illustrators. As a group they appear to be a talented and driven collection of individuals, some of whom have made additional pro-rate sales this past year. At the very least, they all made the cut in a field that sees over a thousand entries each quarter. I'm very much looking forward to trying to keep up with them professionally now that I'm finished with school. Additionally, the contest's judges are some of the most well-known authors in speculative fiction, so it will be an honor to meet them.

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