Posts Tagged ‘friends and fiends’

I love Ravencon. You should come. Chuck Gannon is here, and busy paneling. Go look for him. Some really good panels this year, even by Ravencon standards. Morality of Magneto with the brilliant and lovely Day Al-Mohamed who is at her first Ravencon, Alhen Moin, Joan Wnedland, and Christopher was a blast. Lots of interesting […]

Boskone, and other stuff

Posted: 19th February 2012 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Boskone was fun, well what I saw. I went in for a couple meetings and it being the publishing world those ended up happening in the bar. What I did see was very encouraging, Boskone had a lot more kids and adults below middle age than some I’ve been too. The group dinner at the […]

Sorry for the long absence, nothing I’ve thought of related to writing and publishing has arrived in my head lately that wasn’t fit to peel paint and melt the steel or concrete behind it. I’ll be delving into politics today, with the reminder that I am not a member of any political party. One of […]

The Real: Laura Resnick

Posted: 31st October 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Laura Resnick, smart lady, fun to talk to and a writer you’ll enjoy. Where: * Where are you from? I was born in Chicago, spent my adolescence and much of my adult life in Cincinnati, and have also lived in New York City, Washington, D.C., London, Palermo, and Jerusalem. * Where do you do your […]

The Real: Laura Anne Gilman

Posted: 24th October 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The Real returns with Laura Anne Gilman, cat slave, food connoisseur, wine snob, author, editor and rumor has it she’s heiress to the font of snark for the greater NYC metro area. Where Where do you hide the stories you don’t want others to see?  In my head.  They seethe and simmer and cannibalize each […]

The Real: Ari Marmell

Posted: 3rd October 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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This weeks victim volunteer is Ari Marmell, a writers who’s blog I’ve read off and on for a couple years. Hit his social networks at the end. Where:   Where are you from? Well, before the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of The Sons Of Arius…   Actually, born in New York City, grew […]

The Real: L. Jagi Lamplighter

Posted: 26th September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Jagi Lamplighter was one of the first pro writers I met, she’s still one of my fave people to run into at cons. Where:   Where are you from? I was born in Manhattan. I grew up in North Salem, NY, which is about an hour from New York City. Every day, on my way […]

The Real: Misty Massey

Posted: 12th September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Where: Where are you from? I was born in Virginia, moved to the Lowcountry of South Carolina when I was twelve, and knew then that I was home.  There’s salt on the air, and a breeze that never stops blowing.  The trees bend down over the roads as if they’re respectful courtiers bowing to me […]

The Real: Lucienne Diver

Posted: 5th September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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You can find Lucienne Diver: Twitter: @LucienneDiver Facebook: Her website:   Where:   Where are you from? Mars.  Oh, wait, no, women are from Venus. Where in all of the multiverse would you curse the worst of humanity? I’ve never been there, but from what I’ve heard…Lubbock, TX. Where do you hide the […]

The Real: Sarah Hoyt

Posted: 29th August 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Where: Where are you from? The temptation is to say I come from somewhere else, altogether.  Of course, I do, in theory.  I was born and raised in Porto, Portugal, didn’t come to the states till I was 22.  And Portugal is very… somewhere else.  BUT when I was in Portugal I felt so out […]

Some people argue against the evolution of fire breathing dragons based on silly things like never having met one or even the issues that could be involved in the creation of fire.  Well, we know the second one isn’t as much of an issue as some people would have you believe based on the bombardier […]

Once upon a time I heard (or maybe read) a well known writer (who is unimportant but you’ve heard of them) lament the need to be an author and that it got in the way of their writing (aka the fun part). Said writer is not exactly the raging extrovert a certain number of those who […]

Well, I ended the con the right way. Exhausted, satisfied and wishing I’d done more. I barely got a chance to some friends and pros like Allen Wold, James Maxey, Tom Kratman and Jagi Lamplighter and KT Pinto. I was lucky enough to be on a panel with Gray Rinehart who is both fun and knowledgeable. […]

Here’s your answer, its the email i sent to a writer friend this morning:Subject: You Damn TheifBody: You owe me five hours sleep. "***** ******" was awesome.Mike That’s it. We want a book to invade, attack, lay siege and occupy our attention for hours, it needs to overrun the other stuff we need to be doing. […]


Posted: 20th March 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I had a great time going to for the day on Saturday. I ran into some friends, chatted with a few pro’s that  know and got reminded how much fun a con can be when one isn’t on the schedule. It’s the first time in more than five years I’ve been to a con and not on […]

Return of the Anti Slush Report

Posted: 13th September 2010 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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No I haven’t forgotten about my LiveJournal, it’s still my preferred place to peruse the minds of peers. I just haven’t had time lately to blog. For those new, to the inner workings of what we’ll generously refer to as "my brain" the Anti Slush Reports are books that have been published that I actually like.  […]

For those who missed it…

Posted: 23rd July 2010 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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This is the link to my guest post at Mad Genius Club last week. A special thanks to exobrain Kate Paulk for helping me find the right word when i needed it.

Guest post

Posted: 16th July 2010 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The fantastic folks over at Mad Genius Club decided to lower the tone by having guest posts. After they’d scraped the bottom of the barrel, then dug up underneath it, they eventually dug deep enough to get to me. They will be posting my blithering nonsense tomorrow morning at about 7am. I won’t actually be awake […]

Ravencon did not disappoint, they found a new and larger hotel with great rooms, a hotel restarant with solid food, decent prices and drinkable coffee and of course continued having excellent panels.  survived his very first con without a bit of panic and with his low key, wry panache. I swung into one of his […]

Where’s the value?

Posted: 10th March 2010 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Seriously people, I can’t say I’m shocked at getting snarky replies to slush rejections. I keep the reading schedule as tight as life and other four letter words allow, but I just don’t see the value of it. Unless you are dead certain you will never need to work with someone in the future, the worth of […]