Monthly Archives: April 2014

Zombie Enfranchisement

At Salt Lake City ComicCon’s recent FanExperience convention, Craig Nybo, Michaelbrent Collings, and I staged a mock trial.  Craig’s an audio engineer and producer (he has lots of talents), and on the day he miked us.  Here’s the audio. This … Continue reading

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What Is Steampunk? (Storymakers)

This weekend I taught at LDS Storymakers, an annual writing conference held in Utah.  I taught on the subject of Steampunk, and I won’t share all my slides, in case I get invited to teach the same material again, but … Continue reading

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Bookshelf: Lights in the Deep

The “R” stands for Real. Brad Torgersen has been a friend for a few years, a guy I’ve seen around conventions several times a year and on social media more frequently.  I’ve known him as something of a dork (that’s … Continue reading

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Convention Highlights: FanX 2014

I admit I entered into my first panel with some trepidation: the idea of litigating zombie civil rights is hilarious, but I greatly feared that I was going to do a bad job.  And, as it turned out, I lost. … Continue reading

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I’ve been reflecting on this more than will be apparent from the post, but in connection with the many changes in my personal and professional life in recent months, I’ve come to see that I have several go-to themes.  I … Continue reading

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Fan-X Schedule

Fan-X is coming to Salt Lake City in a week and a half.  Here’s my schedule (and look for me at all other times in the dealer room): 4/17 1:00 pm: Zombie Enfranchisement: The Court Battle 4/17 2:00 pm: Religion … Continue reading

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Thanks and congratulations to Deborah at East/West Literary (my agent) and Michelle Frey at Knopf… my editor!  Deborah and I have accepted a three book offer from Knopf for The Kidnap Plot and two sequels. I look forward to polishing … Continue reading

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