Happy Bookday, Rebel Flight!

Happy Bookday, Rebel Flight!

Once upon a time (isn’t that the way all great stories begin?), I was asked to participate in a short story anthology. Julie Czerneda was the editor, and the stories were all supposed to involve a human relating to some special animal. I jumped at the opportunity, immediately emailing Julie to ask if I could write a story about a griffin. “Nope,” Julie said. “Someone else already chose a griffin.” “How about...

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Stop the Presses!

Stop the Presses!

REBEL AUTHOR TAKES ON MIGHTY EMPIRE (A press release for our times) A little more than a week ago, in a city not far away, author Mindy Klasky was putting the finishing touches on her new novel, then called REBEL RISING. Klasky had worked on REBEL for the past four years, adapting an earlier work that had failed to find its audience, allegedly because certain large store book buyers did not care for stories about children who rebel against the...

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The DARKBEAST REBELLION Post I Didn’t Want to Write

Sigh.  I didn’t want to write this post.  But I think it’s important to share the news with you, my readers.  (That is, the readers of my pen-name, Morgan Keyes.) DARKBEAST REBELLION is a victim of our one-bricks-and-mortar-chain-bookstore economy, here in the U.S.  What does that mean? As recently as a couple of years back, when Borders competed with Barnes & Noble (“B&N”) for readers’ dollars, each chain...

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DARKBEAST and DARKBEAST REBELLION Giveaway

I need to write-up a post about the amazing time I had in Nashville, attending the Southern Festival of Books.  Before I get to that, though, I wanted to let you know about an interview I completed for my friend Maria V. Snyder.  You can read her fun questions and my answers over on her blog: http://officialmariavsnyder.blogspot.com/2013/10/darkbeast-rebellion-author-interview.html And just to encourage you to comment on that interview —...

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The BBF That Was

I went up to Baltimore yesterday, for the third and final day of the Baltimore Book Festival.  (Alas, I didn’t make it up there the other two days.)  I’ve been to the BBF a couple of other times, and yesterday was — hands down — the most gorgeous weather I’ve ever enjoyed there!  (Not a huge amount of competition, alas.  The first time I went, I was nearly electrocuted by the *rivers* of rainwater that ran through...

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