Siegfried Sassoon, "Twelve Months After"

Twelve Months After Hullo! here’s my platoon, the lot I had last year. ‘The war’ll be over soon.’              ‘What ‘opes?’                      ‘No bloody fear!’Then, ‘Number Seven, ‘shun! All present and correct.’They’re standing in the sun, impassive and erect.Young Gibson with his grin; and Morgan, tired and white;Jordan, who’s out to win a D.C.M. some night;And Hughes that’s keen […]

2009 "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing

Tonight, I’m at the 2009 “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing at RWA’s National Conference. “More than 500 romance authors participate in this two-hour autographing event, and each year we raise thousands of dollars, which are donated to ProLiteracy Worldwide. Since 1991, RWA has donated more than $600,000 to literacy charities. The 2009 “Readers for Life” […]

My Top Five Conference Tips (RWA 2009)

This year will be only my second RWA National, but I’ve been attending science fiction and fantasy conventions for over two decades now; these are the main things I try to remember. 1. Get cash beforehand. It’s convenient to use a credit card, and then all your expenses are organized when it comes to tax […]

Tate Hallaway Guest Post – "If You Built It…"

Please welcome my guest, Tate Hallaway! If You Built It… When Victoria asked me to write about world-building, I was stymied. What world-building? I didn’t invent Madison, Wisconsin, after all. It’s just this place, you know? I was particularly baffled because in my other life as a science fiction writer when people talk about building […]