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Two Other Versions of Janis Ian’s “Welcome Home”

You guys all inspired Janis Ian to return to the studio so she could do a professional track of the “Welcome Home” song.  She also tweaked the lyrics. They’re below.  I’m sharing the new versions here, which Janis is providing free.  However, I know y’all are very generous with your donations, so I’m also including […]

Janis Ian’s “Welcome Home”–for true fans everywhere

Janis Ian wrote this for the Nebula Awards banquet, and sent it to a bunch of us to share with you.  Enjoy it, but please, if you share, give credit where credit is due. That’s: Music © Mine Music Ltd./EMI Japan Publishing/Lyric © Rude Girl Publishing.  All rights reserved.  International copyright secured.  Used by Permission […]

American Idol

Writers! Believe it or not, this post is for you.  Especially if you’re just breaking in or want to break into the publishing field. Watch American Idol.  I’m serious. Here’s why. First, the auditions are a good visual metaphor for the slush pile. Those 12,000 people you saw in line for Chicago’s auditions this week? […]

More Recommended Reading…

…from me and other folk at SF Signal.  They are compiling a Best of 2009, according to–well, whomever they ask.  I’m in the fourth segment of this, which includes Elizabeth Bear, Brenda Cooper, and others.  You can find the fourth segment here, along with links to the first three segments. Send to Kindle

Interview on Writing, Diving into the Wreck, and Other Fun Things

The Mad Hatter’s Bookshelf and Book Review has just posted an interview with me covering various topics: writing, editing, Diving Into The Wreck, hats, and much more! Go play on the website. It’s a fun one. You can find it here. Send to Kindle

A New Urban Fantasy Story!

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My latest urban fantasy story, "Fashion and the Snarkmeisters," just appeared in Chicks and Balances. Get your copy at your favorite bookseller, ebook retailer, or by clicking the words below:

Chicks and Balances

A New Uncollected Anthology Story!

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The Midbury Lake Incident has just appeared in the August Uncollected Anthology: Magic Libraries. Well, "in" probably isn't the right word. Get this story and all the other magic library stories by clicking the words below.

The Uncollected Anthology: Magic Libraries

A New Military Science Fiction Story!

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My latest military science fiction story, "Embedded," has just appeared in one of the best issues of Fiction River so far. Check out Valor by clicking the words below:

Fiction River: Valor

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