Kevin J. Anderson’s Blog

i write. i make up stuff. i adventure hard, so you don’t have to.

At the Sharjah Book Fair, United Arab Emirates

| November 4, 2010

Rebecca and I just got home Sunday night, after 23 hours in transit, from Dubai via Frankfurt then Denver. We were invited to be guest authors at the Sharjah Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates, a trade show that is also open to the public; they reported 600,000 attendees last year.  Our appearance came […]


More Miles on the Trail, More Chapters

| October 20, 2010

Catching up on last month’s trip.  In late September, the weather was turning cold and crisp, and we knew that the hiking season would soon draw to a close.  Time enough, though, for one last overnight expedition to hike a section in the Colorado Trail.  I was nearly finished with dictating my chapters in The […]


A Day at Work

| October 15, 2010

A few years after my first novels were published, David Brin asked me if I would collaborate with him on a short story.  At the time, David was at the height of his career, winner of numerous awards, a New York Times bestselling author, one of the most respected names in the field.  I, on […]


False Summits…and Careers in Writing

| October 10, 2010

When I moved to Colorado thirteen years ago, I set up a writing office that looked out at the spectacular Rocky Mountains.  The scenery, the fresh air, the lower cost of living, all were undeniable advantages.  Then my brother-in-law gave me a book about the 54 peaks in Colorado over 14,000 feet high, along with […]


Next SUPERSTARS WRITING SEMINAR—Salt Lake City, January 13–15

| October 6, 2010

After the success of the first Superstars Writing Seminar in Pasadena, Kevin and Rebecca will again be joining bestselling authors Brandon Sanderson, Dave Wolverton, and Eric Flint to present another three-day set of intensive lectures.  This time, the team will be joined by guest instructor Sherrilyn Kenyon, author of the popular Dark Hunter series; she’s […]



| 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, […]


Writing on the Colorado Trail

| August 9, 2010

Last week I found myself faced with an avalanche of deadlines.  I wrapped up all the pieces, contracts, permissions, copyright listing, contents, bios, and intros for the next Nebula Awards Showcase, which I’m editing.  Brian Herbert and I wrapped up the back-and-forth expansion of our chapter outline for The Sisterhood of Dune; we’ve found that […]


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 […]