Archive for April, 2009

Ravencon 2009 AAR

Posted: 27th April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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After Friday night I never did put my contacts back in so if I didn’t recognize you, I’m sorry I couldn’t actually see you from more than a few feet away and your name tag was a total lost cause. I really love Ravencon, and in case I didn’t mention it enough times during the […]

Ravencon

Posted: 26th April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I had a lot of fun at the Q&A panel today, and was shocked by the number of people who showed up and were a very entertaining crowd to work with. The mil-sf panel was killer, Julie Cochrane, Bud Sparhawk, Mike McPhail, Chuck Gannon and myself along with an assist to several great audience members […]

Ravencon: The Adventure continues.

Posted: 25th April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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For those of you who have never had the joyous experience of being in a smoky room with contacts, I applaud your good sense. I on the other hand got to spend half of last night with my contacts going through a Navy Seal workout in my eyes. But that’s not nearly as important as […]

Raven bound

Posted: 24th April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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While the title may sound like something fit for the adult film world, I’m really headed to one of my faveorite conventions of the year. Right now I’m sitting on the shuttlebus to Logan and expect to be making a few calls from the terminal and doing some client reading before getting high in the […]

Reviews, and Contest

Posted: 23rd April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I love review of books, especially my clients books. And of course reviews of my clients books where the reviewer clearly loves my clients work, well that’s almost as good as selling the book was in the first place. So I’m going to do a contest that may be continued for other books but will […]

Slush Wars!

Posted: 23rd April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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From the things that have not gotten a yes lately, some of the reasons are: Too politically tinged Laundry Lists Lack of reason to care Poor description

MS Office Alternative

Posted: 22nd April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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dFor those of you who dislike, or can’t use MS Office, I wandered across IBM’s Lotus Symphony a couple days ago when borrowing a computer for a few hours work. It seems to load a bit faster than Open Office, and feels smoother over all. It includes word processor, spread sheet and presentation tools.  It […]

Yo! Audiophiles!

Posted: 21st April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The fine folks at Audible.com have gotten James Enge’s The Blood of Ambrose up in audior formats. Go buy.

Interview w/James Enge

Posted: 15th April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The masterful James Enge was interviewed by the incomparable Sara M. Harvey for SFScope. You can see the interview here, and keep up with both of their exploits:  & saraphina_marie   assuming of course that you aren’t already reading both of them.

Facebook | Powell’s Books, Inc.’s Notes Powell’s has responded to Amazonfail.  Now go buy my clients books. 🙂  

Today I was busy

Posted: 14th April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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It was 11:14pm ET when I started this post eight minutes after I got home, as I mentioned I’ve been busy. I signed a new client, one Irene Radford. The divine mind behind the Dragon Nimbus series, the Star God’s series, and Merlin’s Descendants series, among others. Go buy dozens, they’re good reading and it will help […]

Something to keep you busy…

Posted: 14th April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

Today I’m busy, and i’ll report on that later. But for now, enjoy:

The Con Game

Posted: 12th April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Having gotten buried in reading, both work and fun, I completely neglected to book a flight for Ravencon this year. That’s now done. Next years con schedule is rounding out too. It looks like; Boskone, Norwescon and World Fantasy Con.

What do you think?

Posted: 8th April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Does anyone have an experience with Odiogo? I’ve listened to a few articles read by it, but don’t have a firm opinion on it.Does anyone know if it will even work with LiveJournal?

This months tempest in a tea-cup is based on the thin skin of people who might be the topic of discussion. That’s right ladies, gentlemen, writers and readers of all ages, we’re talking Queryfail. A great summary of the event is posted by Jim MacDonald over at Making Light, and while there’s not much to […]

It seems like I can’t go a single day without someone emailing me a link to something new on James Enge’s The Blood of Ambrose. Today is no different. I got a link to an interview on Tor.com with James.  Enjoy.

Ambrose Sample

Posted: 6th April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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For those who just won’t buy a book without knowing what’s inside the nice folks at Pyr have posted the first three chapters of The Blood of Ambrose to their website.

Fantasy Animals

Posted: 6th April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I ran across this set of pictures, and wondered how many writers actually visualize some of the creatures they put into their world. Spider-bats and or spider-lizard combinations seem to be pretty common, yet none of those here. So for those writing fantasy, or even non terrestrial SF, how detailed is your mental image of […]

Amazon on Ambrose & BN

Posted: 2nd April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The Blood of Ambrose is now available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.