Monthly Archives: March 2015

Marie Brennan’s VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK

In non-BVC news, member Marie Brennan has a new book out from Tor (US) and Titan (UK) this week: Voyage of the Basilisk, third in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series: The thrilling adventure of Lady Trent continues in Marie … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Formidable Lord Quentin by Patricia Rice

Formidable Lord Quentin by Patricia Rice

Formidable Lord Quentin Rebellious Sons 4 by Patricia Rice He’s a tradesman; she’s a marchioness. They have only one thing in common…. Having married once out of desperation, the Virgin Widow Lady Belden has no intention of giving up her … Continue reading

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Covers: Trends in Cover Design

Trends in book cover design can be looked at on at least two major levels: traditional trends (which I’ll call genre signals) and current trends, which are much more ephemeral. Genre signals have been used for decades to tell the … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Wild Hearts by Doranna Durgin

Wild Hearts Omnibus by Doranna Durgin Clever, strong, high-action heroines-a taste of Alias, Buffy, Xena, and Covert Affairs, including heroes who are strong enough to capture these wild hearts.

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Let’s Talk About Revision!

Some authors love to draft stories but find revision agonizing; others drag their way through getting words on paper but spread their creative wings as they cut and prune and flesh out the story. What is revision, anyway? How is … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: from Immortal, by Pati Nagle

Immortal

Immortal by Pati Nagle Barb came out from the front desk and started going to each of the patrons, quietly informing them that the facility was about to close. I glanced at my watch, which read 4:55. Caeran seemed not … Continue reading

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Fiction in History, History in Fiction

Back in the 1970s, when dinosaurs roamed the flat earth before the internet, I used to listen to one of my favorite ballads, “Roads to Moscow” by Al Stewart  and wonder what the story was. I knew the history behind … Continue reading

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The News From 2Dits Farm: The Downstairs Boarder

Gracie is sitting on the floor of the great room, nose almost to the pine boards, intently focused on whatever is going on down there. “Has she had the babies?” I ask quietly, creeping down the stairs into the room. … Continue reading

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The Advantages of Group Readings

Elwin Cotman

I really love it when SF/F conventions set up group readings rather than scheduling individuals in slots by themselves. Not only is this an advantage to the writer – imagine going to a con where you’re not well known and … Continue reading

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Some Insight on the Editorial Process

(This post was originally published in April 2014 at the author’s personal blog Hahvi.net.) For those of you who are writers, I’d thought I’d talk a little about the editorial process behind my newest books. The process I use to … Continue reading

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