TusCon 43, Nov. 11-13

Written By: catherinewells | Categorized In: Tucson, TusCon | Comments: 0

Just completed my participant survey for TusCon 43, which is scheduled for Nov. 11-13, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel Tucson Airport, 4550 S Palo Verde Rd. in Tucson.  Good Lord willing and the Creek don’t rise, I will be there this year.  (Had to cancel last year.  Boo.)  GOH is George R.R. Martin, so if you don’t come to see me, come to see him!

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Where the the summer go, eh?

Written By: catherinewells | Categorized In: AZ, Book news, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, Travel, TusCon | Comments: 0

I spent much of this summer traveling, first to the East Coast to visit family–oh, and take a cruise to Bermuda out of Boston–and then to cooler climates in Arizona to escape the heat. Yes, there are places in Arizona that are balmy during the summer months, such as Payson (tucked under the Mogollon Rim), Prescott (The Mile High City), Flagstaff (7000 ft.) and even Sedona (where Oak Creek Canyon provides shade). We visited a number of local breweries and wineries along our way, hiked and exercised enthusiastically, and I’m finishing up the season only a couple of pounds heavier.

I regret to report that I will not be at TusCon this year, as I have a conflict. But I’ll be thinking of my fans when Halloween rolls around–no one does costumes like the folks at TusCon! I hope to be back in 2016. I also regret that the re-issue of “The Aztec Eagle” (parts 1 & 2) has been delayed. We hoped it would be available this fall, but it looks like early 2016 for that.

Still waiting to hear when “Builders of Leaf Houses” will run in Analog. I’ll be sure to post when I know.

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Book Launch: Macbeatha

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Yes, it’s official:  “Macbeatha” is now available through your favorite online retailers, in ebook or paper format.  Thanks to my hard-working editor, April L’Orange, for seeing the project through.  And I hope to see some of you at TusCon this year, which starts on October 31 at the Hotel Tucson City Center (InnSuites).  What a great place to be on Halloween!

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TusCon, here I come!

Written By: catherinewells | Categorized In: AZ, Tucson, TusCon, Uncategorized | Comments: 0

No, I haven’t misspelled the name of my home town.  I’m referring to the best little local SFF convention–TusCon–which takes place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014.  That’s right, Halloween!  I don’t normally dress in costume for TusCon, but I may make an exception this year.  Look for Daft Kate in her medieval garb…or Elivira, Mistress of the Dark…or…

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Coconino Book 2 Now Available

Written By: catherinewells | Categorized In: Book news, Coconino, TusCon | Comments: 0

I just checked the Phoenix Pick website, and “Children of the Earth” is now available for purchase as ebook or paperback from amazon.  I finished proofing the galleys for that last of the trilogy, “The Earth Saver,” before we went cruising, so I’m hoping it, too, will be on the market by the time TusCon rolls around at the end of October.  Hope to see you all there!

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TusCon 40 is coming up!

Written By: catherinewells | Categorized In: Book news, Coconino, Tucson, TusCon | Comments: 0

It’s Nov. 8-10, and I’ll be there, bragging about my latest short story sale to the e-zine “Intergalactic Medicine Show.”  It’s a near-future SF piece called “Into the Desolation.”  It will run sometime next spring, probably the March issue, but I’ll post when I have the definite info.  It takes place in a small desert town on the edge of The Time Wastes, where time has fractured and you never know when you’ll wind up.

TusCon is a great little con, not huge so you get a more intimate experience, a chance to visit with the pros, take part in the costume competition, etc.  Find out more here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/554859777911887/

I’ll be on a two-part panel on time travel–very apropos, considering the story I just sold!  Oh–and Part II is on Friday, while Part I is on Sunday.  Should be interesting.

I’m also tickled that my trilogy will be coming back into print early next year.  “The Earth Is All That Lasts” is in process, and I’m proofing the galley for “Children of the Earth” now.  Again, no definite pub dates yet, but I’ll post when I have them.

See you at TusCon!

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