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Las Vegas Scouting Trip for 2012 Superstars Writing Seminar

Published October 29, 2011 in Writing - 1 Comment

As part of a trip to Las Vegas, Rebecca and I took the opportunity to check out the facilities for our next Superstars Writing Seminar, which will be held at the Golden Nugget April 30–May 2, 2012.

The Golden Nugget, home of the 2012 Superstars Writing Seminar

The casino events staff met us in the VIP lounge as soon as we checked in and took part of the afternoon to show us around the excellent facilities for the main lectures, the reception room, and the restaurant options for our VIP banquet.

Check-in desk at The Golden Nugget

Meeting room for Superstars Writing Seminar

Golden Nugget guest room

The Golden Nugget is at the north end of Las Vegas, in the spectacular Fremont Street area.  The Nugget has very nice rooms offered at a special rate for Supertstars attendees, and an amazing pool complete with water slide, waterfall, and shark tank.

The Golden Nugget pool and shark tank

Fremont Street is a unique Blade-Runner-ish futuristic mall, with an enclosed roof above the whole street on which shows are projected every hour.  A zip line runs the length of the street, and there are many shops, street artists, performers, and other attractions.

But of course that’s just the extra stuff—the Superstars Writing Seminar is the main event—three days of intensive instruction on how to be a professional writer, the real nuts & bolts of creating a career in publishing, taught by Brandon Sanderson, David Farland, Eric Flint, Rebecca Moesta and me, with special instructors Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith.  Early bird pricing is still in effect, and you can also purchase DVDs and MP3s of the previous sessions.  We hope to see you there.

www.superstarswritingseminars.com

 

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New SISTERHOOD OF DUNE Cover—UK edition

Published October 25, 2011 in Writing - 0 Comments

Our British publisher, Simon & Schuster UK, just sent their cover artwork for SISTERHOOD OF DUNE. A very striking design, entirely different from the cover image Tor Books chose.  The UK edition should be released in January at the same time as the US edition.

And here’s the US version of the cover.  Within the next week or so we will announce the cities and dates for our US book-signing tour for SISTERHOOD OF DUNE. Stay tuned.

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Funny As Hell for Halloween—BLOOD LITE: OVERBITE

Published October 23, 2011 in Writing - 0 Comments

Just released in mass-market paperback, in time for Halloween!  From the Horror Writers Association comes a brand-new collection of darkly humorous tales!  Includes an original story I wrote with Grammy-winning music legend Janis Ian (while she cowrote lyrics with us for the second Roswell Six Terra Incognita rock CD). Blood Lite 2 also includes stories by Kelley Armstrong, Heather Graham, LA Banks, Allison Brennan, Sharyn McCrumb, J.A. Konrath, Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn, Mike Baron, Ed Bryant, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Scott Nicholson, and others.

The Big Questions of Life (and Death): Can a killer’s basement blood-feast be a tax write-off (under Entertainment)? Not if Vlad the IRS agent nails him first in Heather Graham’s “Death and Taxes.” What does a pack of hungry she-wolves do to solve their man troubles? Ladies Night Out takes a wicked turn in “Dog Tired (of the Drama!)” by L. A. Banks. How far will an elite call girl go to beat a murder rap? Stuck with a dead client in a luxury L.A. hotel room, she might strike a costly bargain with a woman of unearthly powers in Allison Brennan’s “Her Lucky Day.” Who actually writes those tabloid stories about Bigfoot? Meet a journalist of the unexplained (she’s 50 percent demon) and her boyfriend (he’s 100 percent thief), as they heat up a museum exhibition that’s also a soul-snatching battleground in “Lucifer’s Daughter” by Kelley Armstrong.

Plus tales from KEVIN J. ANDERSON & JANIS IAN • SAM W. ANDERSON • MIKE BARON EDWARD BRYANT • AMY STERLING CASIL • DEREK CLENDENING DON D’AMMASSA • BRIAN J. HATCHER • NINA KIRIKI HOFFMAN • NANCY KIRKPATRICK • J. A. KONRATH • JOHN R. LITTLE • SHARYN MCCRUMB • SCOTT NICHOLSON • MARK ONSPAUGH • AARON POLSON • DANIEL PYLE • MIKE RESNICK & LEZLI ROBYN • JEFF RYAN • DL SNELL • LUCIEN SOULBAN • ERIC JAMES STONE • JEFF STRAND • JORDAN SUMMERS • JOEL A. SUTHERLAND • STEVE RASNIC TEM • CHRISTOPHER WELCH



 

 

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Scary Stuff

Published October 20, 2011 in Writing - 0 Comments

As Halloween approaches, it’s time to whet your appetite for scary stuff. Most of my very best creepy, dark fantasy stories have been collected as eBooks.  Fire up your reader and check out some chills, everything priced from 99¢ to $2.99 for all eReader formats.

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This dark-fantasy sequence follows the rise and fall of Tucker’s Grove, a cursed town in rural Wisconsin where legends and nightmares lurk in the shadows, where the dead don’t necessarily stay dead, where preachers collect demons rather than cast them out, where haunted trains and a shadowy circus exist side by side with ancient gods and prehistoric echoes seeping up from the ground.

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A chilling story cowritten with Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. A rock drummer bicycling through the African wilderness encounters a village that makes very special drums. This one will make your heart skip a beat. Includes background essays by Neil Peart and by Kevin J. Anderson.

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Collection of four dark tales from the mind of Kevin J. Anderson, each with a short introduction by the author. Includes: “Final Performance,” “Special Makeup,” “Much at Stake,” and “The Sum of His Parts.”

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Four dark fantasy tales from the mind of Kevin J. Anderson, each with a short introduction by the author. Includes: “New Recruits,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Get You,” “Splinter” (written with Rebecca Moesta), and “Redmond’s Private Screening.”

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A fascination with science and paleontology can lead to a sense of wonder . . . or something else entirely.

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A hard-edged horror tale. For a shady filmmaker in the early days of Hollywood, it seems like a great opportunity when a disgraced samurai offers to commit seppuku before the cameras. But the cameras are rolling.

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And for audiobook fans, Audible.com has an excellent adaptation of several of my TUCKER’S GROVE stories in HUNTER’S MOON

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