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Want to attend this year’s Writers of the Future ceremony?

Published March 30, 2012 in Writing - 0 Comments

If anybody is in the LA area and wants to attend this year’s Writers of the Future Ceremony, it is open to the public and free. All you have to do is RSVP to contests@authorservices.com.  Sunday April 15 at the Wilshire and Bell Theater (corner of Wilshire and Lucerne). Many of the judges and past winners will be there; cool performances, and you get a chance to hang out with a lot of other authors.
Also, just got this highlight:  That evening they will be opening a time capsule from 25 years ago: Those who placed their 25 year prediction included such famous authors as Isaac Asimov, Algis Budrys, Orson Scott Card, Larry Niven, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Robert Silverberg, Jack Williamson, Gene Wolfe and Roger Zelazny, along with newcomer Dave Wolverton, that year’s grand prize winning writer (aka David Farland).  Top scientists with their look into the future included Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Sheldon Glashow, and Columbia University physicist, Gerald Feinberg.

Want to attend this year's Writers of the Future ceremony?

Published March 30, 2012 in Writing - 0 Comments

If anybody is in the LA area and wants to attend this year’s Writers of the Future Ceremony, it is open to the public and free. All you have to do is RSVP to contests@authorservices.com.  Sunday April 15 at the Wilshire and Bell Theater (corner of Wilshire and Lucerne). Many of the judges and past winners will be there; cool performances, and you get a chance to hang out with a lot of other authors.
Also, just got this highlight:  That evening they will be opening a time capsule from 25 years ago: Those who placed their 25 year prediction included such famous authors as Isaac Asimov, Algis Budrys, Orson Scott Card, Larry Niven, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Robert Silverberg, Jack Williamson, Gene Wolfe and Roger Zelazny, along with newcomer Dave Wolverton, that year’s grand prize winning writer (aka David Farland).  Top scientists with their look into the future included Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Sheldon Glashow, and Columbia University physicist, Gerald Feinberg.

VIP Dinner for Superstars Writing Seminar

Published March 29, 2012 in Writing - 0 Comments

We’re pleased to announce the VIP Dinner for this year’s Superstars is at an incredible Brazilian Steakhouse, Fogo de Chao; Rebecca and I have been there several times, and we love it—it has an endless parade of delicious meats, side dishes, and a salad bar that is so amazing even carnivores like me could make a full meal out of it.

The VIP dinner (held on Tuesday night, May 1) is an opportunity for Superstars attendees to have some real face time with the bestselling author instructors, tables with an author and five students.

Remember, the Las Vegas Superstars Writing Seminar is only a month away. Prices go up on April 1.  We hope to see you there.

www.superstarswritingseminars.com


Hitting the Half Century Mark

Published March 28, 2012 in Writing - 1 Comment

Yesterday I hit 50, and had a terrific (and exhausting) day.  Even more surprisingly, I actually took the day off from writing!

Tallying up some numbers (time for a retrospective, I suppose): I’ve published 113 books, so that averages out to 2.3 novels per year from the time I was born (although the first few years weren’t very productive).

On my birthday eve, I went out to OMally’s Pub (great beer and best chicken wings ever) with brothers-in-law Tim and Scott and nephew-in-law (?) Joe. Then on my birthday morning, we all went out for breakfast at my favorite local diner, and we were off for a fun and beautiful hike along an old railroad grade through a great canyon.

After the hike, we went out to lunch at my favorite barbecue joint, and then I finally had a chance to go see JOHN CARTER.  (Enjoyed it, colorful, entertaining, not a masterpiece, but certainly worth watching.)  Then, for the evening, we had my official party at the Pikes Peak Brewery…about 50 people attended, authors, friends, relatives. All in all, I had a very fun and satisfying day.

David Boop, Kevin J. Anderson, Alan Lickiss

Maren Jones Thompson, Jane Jones, Louise Moesta, Sarah Thompson

Harrison’s birthday was March 17, so we’re close…except I’m 25 times
as old as he is!

Dan Hoyt, Rebecca Moesta, Anj Pettigrew

David and Diann Wacks, Rebecca Lickiss

That’s a lot of foam!

Jake Jacobs in front, then Nick Jacobs, then Jonathan and Jessica.

with Mike Baron

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