The Clarion Workshops (Clarion in San Diego and Clarion West in Seattle) are by-audition workshops for writers of speculative fiction (SF/Fantasy/Horror). For six weeks during the summer, eighteen writers come together under the instruction of six seasoned masters of genre. The students churn out one story and seventeen critiques a week. It’s an intense experience,… Continue reading Where Are We Now?: Carlie St. George
My fingers are sore, but my mantle is full. With two days to go, I finished the amigurumi for the Robots and Goons reading at Borderlands Books tomorrow. Did I mention there's a reading at Borderlands Books tomorrow? Sunday, June 5 at 3pm. Peter Tieryas, Sunil Patel, Sarah Gailey, and me! Where I will be… Continue reading Amigurumi II: Amigurumi Boogaloo
Back when I was doing RenFaire, I learned to sew, spin raw wool with a drop spindle, and even do a bit of weaving, but I never got into the knitting or crocheting areas of the textile arts. I bought my socks at Target and refused to wear a tam o'shanter, so there didn’t seem… Continue reading Feeling Crochety
Preorders and reviews are an author's best friends! The Conclave of Shadow, by Alyc Helms Published: July 2016 Publisher: Angry Robot ISBN: 9780857665188 The line between enemy and ally is thinner than a shadow’s edge. Ever since she saved the spirit guardians of China by selling out to her worst enemy, Missy Masters — a.k.a.… Continue reading The Conclave of Shadow
Back in mid-August 2015, Angry Robot sent me a gorgeous final cover for the second book in the Missy Masters series (in my head it will always be ‘The Adventures of Mr. Mystic’ but Missy Masters is easier for sales databases and stuff). The Qwillery did a lovely cover-reveal post. I put up the cover… Continue reading Belated Cover Reveal – The Conclave of Shadow
We're coming close to the six-month mark since the publication of THE DRAGONS OF HEAVEN, and it has been doing fairly well by most rubrics. The one place it seems to be lagging is in reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, and that's largely on me for being reluctant to be pushy about encouraging people to… Continue reading Crafting Publicity
I have asked to be removed from programming unless WFC 2015 revisits its harassment policy: Harassment Policy In New York State harassment is a defined criminal offense. None of the Committee, Hotel or City Center staff are trained to recognize the difference between legal harassment and incorrect/uncivil behavior. We have consulted with the Saratoga County… Continue reading Oh, WFC…
My grandmother Bettie passed away a few weeks ago. And I'm not doing so well because of it. In part, this is grief at her passing. She was my last living grandparent (step-grandparents included). I barely knew her growing up, but I got to know her better as an adult. Some of my friends probably… Continue reading The Moral of the Story is [… Buffering]
Today's the second half of my book birthday, with the US/CAN print version of The Dragons of Heaven hitting the shelves. I'm traveling on business, so celebrations have been postponed until I can celebrate with family and loved ones. I was feeling a little down about this, but then Brenta Blevins--my CW littermate, Cory Skerry's… Continue reading Fuzzy Critters Love Dragons!
Book Birthday, that is. It's official. I'm a published novelist: http://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Heaven-Alyc-Helms-ebook/dp/B00LKIBYQA/ This is how I plan to celebrate today: 1. Tea, Toast, Incense, and Faeries (my usual morning ritual) 2. Unplug to input my handwritten revisions on Chiaroscuro 3. Chew my fingers off to keep from obsessively checking the internet 4. Shower. Nap. Drive to… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me!