Calling All Reviewers!

Are you a bookseller, librarian, educator, or book reviewer?  Do you want an electronic ARC of TO WISH OR NOT TO WISH, the last volume in my As You Series?  (This is the one about the actress.  And the musical version of a classic American play.  And food – don’t forget the food.  Oh, and family.  And a genie.  And lots and lots of wishes that just manage to go...

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From Pillar to Post

A bullet point post, to explain why I’ve been so absent…  I’ll be a better correspondent, moving forward, really, I promise, I will!  In approximate order, by date… LA Philharmonic enjoyed.  Gustavo Dudamel conducted Bernstein’s 2nd and Tchaikovsky’s 6th (one of my absolute favorites) – a fun evening, where the Kennedy Center was filled with more energy than I’ve felt there in a...

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Most Useful Skill for a Writer to Have

The most useful skill for a writer to have is flexibility. These words of wisdom are brought to you by the copy edits for TO WISH OR NOT TO WISH, which arrived on my desk this morning.  You know, the morning when I was going to revise the antepenultimate and penultimate chapters of BITE. The chapters that I drafted yesterday, for a towering 8500 new words.  The chapters that I really, really like, and...

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Questions and Answers

About a month ago, I asked you, dear readers, to let me know if you had questions about me, my writing, the publishing world, etc.  Many of you came forward with great inquiries.  In celebration of yesterday’s release of WHEN GOOD WISHES GO BAD, I’ve started to answer those questions in various venues around the Interwebz.   For example, you can read five questions and answers on David B....

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Spiders and Carrots

First, spiders:  Some of you may recall my traditional fantasy books, The Glasswrights Series, which featured poisonous spiders, the octolaris, raised for their silk.  I cannot *tell* you how excited I was to see their handiwork in the popular press, and all across my LiveJournal: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/spider-silk/ (Link goes to article about *incredible* garment woven of bright golden spider silk.  It also...

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