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Carolina Book Beat preview: Tommy Lee Edwards

So tomorrow morning (Monday, Feb 3, 10 AM) I’ll be talking with illustrator Tommy Lee Edwards on Carolina Book Beat on WCOM-FM. It’s the first time we’ve tried an illustrator as a guest, so I wanted to put up some links … Continue reading

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Book Harvest collecting children’s book donations on Monday for their annual MLK drive

On Monday, January 20, 2014, from 1 to 4 pm, Book Harvest is having a children’s book drive at the Carolina Theatre of Durham. “10,000 Books for Kids (10KBK) is Book Harvest’s annual community-wide book drive on MLK Day and … Continue reading

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The Odyssey Writing Workshop’s Summer Session

Another press release of interest to pass along. The key data bits here: The program is held on Saint Anselm College’s beautiful campus in Manchester, NH; This summer’s workshop runs from JUNE 9 to JULY 18, 2014. The early action application … Continue reading

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Clay and Susan Griffith’s “Tribute: Nelson Mandela” comic to be released this week

Via local writer Sharon Stogner, a press release of interest to pass along. Note that the writers on the project are Raleigh authors Clay and Susan Griffith: —- Bluewater Productions is releasing a new tribute comic book biography on the … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part: Nick Mamatas on Love is the Law

Nick Mamatas is no stranger to writing whatever he wants, damn the torpedoes. And as Mamatas writes here about his latest novel — the Trotskyist/Crowley/Long Island noir Love is the Law — for “The Hardest Part”, writing can be the … Continue reading

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Pictures: 2013 Local Author Holiday Book Expo

To add to the photos which Calvin Powers posted on Dec 7, here are some of my photos from the 2013 local author holiday book expo at Atomic Empire this past Saturday.

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2013 holiday book buying guide to regional science fiction and fantasy

Whew. Even though I’ve been updating the 2013 book preview during the course of the year, there were still quite a few things I learned about only recently here in late 2013, and of course plenty I missed ahead of … Continue reading

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Friday Quick Updates: Local Black Friday and Small Business Saturday alternatives; another Carolina Book Beat focus on local sf on Monday; and the latest on the regional author holiday book expo next Saturday!

Friday November 29, 2013: While I’m probably somewhere in between the sentiment offered by Shimmer and the most commercial of line-up offerings at the big box stores, I did want to send out a roundup of what’s going on this weekend, … Continue reading

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Friday Quick Updates: MACE, Chapel Hill Comics hosts Ed Piskor, and 3 days remain to kickstart Purgatory Pub

Friday, November 15, 2013: All recovered from NC Comicon last weekend? While in the Triangle the sole event this weekend is the Ed Piskor (Hip Hop Family Tree) Chapel Hill Comics signing on Saturday, for folks further West, Steve Long … Continue reading

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Monday miscellany: call for winter short stories for charity; the Odyssey workshop announces winter classes; and the Piedmont Laureate Program seeks candidates for its short fiction award

Monday, November 11, 2013: Here I’m just going to put out three unrelated things that I’ve been meaning to write about but just haven’t found the time or space to do so. 1. TRIANGLE RADIO READING SERVICE ISSUES CALL FOR … Continue reading

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