Wednesday, November 26, 2008

SF vs literary fiction

Why Science Fiction is more fun to read than literary fiction

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Slap and Tristan

Ever wanted to ask Slap what Brago's Bands means? Wanted to know what languages Tristan speaks? I won't tell their secrets, but, if you're very lucky, they just might!

You can now directly email Slap and Tristan!

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Editorial Printed

With my co-editor Johne's help, I wrote an editorial about the whole fiasco.

One of our newspapers printed it:
Librarians co-opted Del. Authors Day

Addendum -- I've already had a reply from the Libraries trying to cast all blame on the Heritage Commission. It will probably take several day for me to bring the boil to a simmer before I can reply. Gah!

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Friday, November 07, 2008

GW Thomas likes RGR!!


*happy dance*

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

About that Book Festival...

Last Saturday, the first of November, we Delaware authors found out where we stand. We are the red-headed stepchildren of our state.

The Delaware Book Festival and Delaware Authors Day were supposed to be a combined event. Or so we were led to believe. But the Delaware Division of Libraries co-opted the event. They did not link to our page on the Delaware Heritage Commission website (although the DHC linked to the Book Festival site), gave Delaware authors no publicity, no acknowledgment. We were personae non gratae.

We Delaware authors didn't meet their standards of what authors were, I suppose. While the book festival sprawled across the Legislative Mall and the Green with the Division of Libraries' authors in pavilion tents, we authors, whose only sin was that we lived within the state, were shuffled off to a corner room in the nearby Delaware Public Archives building. They provided no signs to let anyone know we were there, we were not included in any of their information, and I wonder if anyone over there realized we were even there -- or did they just conveniently forget? Few found their way to us.

By way of example, my husband bought lunch for me, and after wandering around the grounds asking one helper after another where the Delaware authors were, and getting "Who? I don't know. I don't see anything about them listed..." repeatedly, he finally found his way to me. It took a half hour; lunch wasn't the only thing cold by then.

It's good to know that our state is so ashamed of us.


Saturday, November 01, 2008

About that Book Festival...

I'm now home from our state's annual book festival and authors day - the latter event, designed to promote authors, had everything but authors. More on that later when I'm a little calmer.