Kevin J. Anderson’s Blog

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Writing Productivity Tip #9—THINK OUTSIDE THE KEYBOARD

| December 4, 2010

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time. After the previous tip, now that you’ve set up the perfect established writing spot, keep in mind that this is not the only way you can write.  Your word processor isn’t the […]


Stormtroopers and Star Challengers

| November 17, 2010

On Saturday, November 13, the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado Springs, CO, held a special event:  A moonbase simulation adventure open to the public (all available slots sold out a few days in advance), coupled with a book signing for the new Star Challengers novel, Moonbase Crisis.  June Scobee Rodgers, co-creator of the series and […]



| October 3, 2010

This past weekend, Rebecca and I were guests of honor at Archon in St Louis.  The final panels and parties have just finished, we’ve packed up our books and suitcases, and are winding down for the evening (and a departure at 6:15 AM tomorrow). I have been to St Louis only once before, during the […]


Book Signing at the Columbia Memorial Space Center

| September 26, 2010

On the day following the Writers of the Future event at the end of August, Rebecca and I appeared at the newly reopened Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey, California at a launch party for the new Star Challengers series.  This educational center, space museum, and Challenger Learning Center is an extensive complex on the […]



| September 21, 2010

Since 1996 I’ve been a judge and guest instructor for the annual Writers of the Future Contest; Rebecca became a judge in 2007.  It’s one of the most gratifying things we do each year—teaching a dozen or so of the best new writers to emerge from the many thousands of submissions received each quarter.  Recently, […]


Photo Scrapbook from Writers of the Future

| May 22, 2010

While putting together the 25th Anniversary coffee-table book for the Writers of the Future Contest, we selected more than a thousand images to highlight the various workshops, guest speakers, celebrity presenters, and awards events.  Here are just a few teasers that my fans might enjoy: Kevin and Rebecca at the banquet on the Seattle Space […]


Niagara Falls and EerieCon 12

| April 29, 2010

Last weekend, Rebecca and I were guests of honor at EerieCon 12, a small and friendly SF convention in Niagara Falls, NY.  We traveled with Tim and Diane Jones, who helped us man the table in the dealer’s room.  We came Thursday afternoon and the con activities didn’t start until Friday night.  After dinner at […]


Superstars Writing Seminar photos

| March 30, 2010

The first Superstars Writing Seminar at the Pasadena Convention Center was a rousing success.  Bestselling authors Brandon Sanderson, Eric Flint, David Farland, Rebecca Moesta, and Kevin J. Anderson spent three days giving lectures on the economics of publishing, developing an intellectual property, how editors look at manuscripts, balancing the real world and a writing career, […]


SheVaCon and MidSouthCon

| March 15, 2010

Rebecca and I were guests of honor at two conventions in the past three weeks, SheVaCon in Roanoke, VA, and MidSouthCon in Memphis, TN. We had never been to Roanoke, and as we flew into the valley with the beautiful and snow-covered Blue Ridge Mountains, I was immediately impressed, made me thinking about hiking some […]


Jack McDevitt Appreciation

| March 5, 2010

I’m reading Jack McDevitt’s novel Cauldron, another installment in the Priscilla Hutchins series, and I’m enjoying it—as I have always enjoyed Jack’s work. Jack recently asked me to write an essay about his work for his guest-of-honor appearance at Con*Stellation 2009.  I’ve reprinted it below.  If you haven’t read any of Jack’s work, you should—he’s […]