Kevin J. Anderson has more than 140 published books, 56 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as steampunk fantasy novels Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart, based on the concept album by the band Rush. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and penned the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press.
i write. i make up stuff. i adventure hard, so you don’t have to.
There’s always a price tag on a trip.
After returning from our 7-day trip to the United Arab Emirates and the Sharjah Book Fair, we had to make up for the lost work time. We had delivered the manuscript for Star Challengers: Space Station Crisis from the hotel room in Sharjah, but now we had two weeks for Rebecca to do her fine-line copy edit on the 700-page final manuscript of The Key to Creation, the third and final novel in the Terra Incognita trilogy, while I did the first major edit on The Sisterhood of Dune. Just delivered both manuscripts yesterday. The Key to Creation will be released in June 2011.
I also did a free writing podcast on how to increase your writing productivity. I’ll be writing up the eleven tips in a series of upcoming blogs, but you can listen to the full writing podcast here as well as a separate Q&A session.
Also, writers, don’t forget about the next Superstars Writing Seminar in January–three days of intensive training in how to be a professional writer.