Tuesday, April 08, 2014 3:09:30 PM
STORIUM — THE ONLINE STORYTELLING GAME!
Check out www.kickstarter.com/projects/stlhood/storium-the-online-storytelling-game and pass it along! I'm excited to contribute a world, called SCRAPJACK, to Storium — and to work with so many talented, creative individuals. If you like to write or always wanted to get into it, this is a fantastic forum for it! SEE YOU THERE.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:31:10 PM
One of my stories is appearing in the new WAR STORIES: Modern Military Science Fiction, which is being published by Apex Publishing. The angle of the anthology is to tell war stories befitting a modern generation - where the wars fought today are not like the ones fought 70 years ago. The landscape of warfare is changing - and so are the soldiers.
They're doing a Kickstarter too, which you can read all about HERE!
If you can contribute, we'd really appreciate it. I love the story I wrote for it and I hope it can be read by y'all.
Friday, October 11, 2013 3:30:05 PM
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
by Jeff VanderMeer
This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring object. Employing an accessible, example-rich approach, Wonderbook energizes and motivates while also providing practical, nuts-and-bolts information needed to improve as a writer. Aimed at aspiring and intermediate-level writers, Wonderbook includes helpful sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names in fantasy today, such as George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Catherynne M. Valente, and Karen Joy Fowler, to name a few.
Order from Amazon.com HERE!
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 2:37:08 PM
If you're in Houston, TX on Friday, September 20, 2013, come by and see me and other writers talk about SPACE TRAVEL. There will also be a book signing afterward, so I'd love to say hi. :)
http://symposium.100yss.org/ for more information and to register!
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:15:22 AM
TOP AUTHORS CONTRIBUTE TO THE SHARED WORLDS HAND IN HAND WEBPAGE OF WRITERLY ADVICE
Shared Worlds SF/Fantasy Teen Writing Camp Launches 2013 Registration and Donation Drive
Gene Wolfe, Neil Gaiman, Lev Grossman and thirty more of the most imaginative writers, artists and editors from around the world have contributed to Shared Worlds’ “Hand in Hand” a webpage of advice written and photographed on the author’s hand, designed to inspire and motivate new writers. Their advice is in support of the Shared Worlds registration and fund drive for 2013. Every summer up to 50 teen writers come to Shared Worlds SF/F Teen Writing Camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, from as far away as Finland and Japan to participate in this unique camp.
Our “Hand in Hand” webpage is the cornerstone of a donation drive intended to ensure that attending the Shared Worlds Teen Writing Camp can be a possibility for all registered students, no matter what their financial need. Monies will join major support from Amazon.com and contributions from donors like Warren Lapine.
At Shared Worlds, the students form teams in classrooms to build entire fantasy or science fictional worlds in the first week and then write stories in those worlds the second week. Top professional writers are on hand to provide feedback and to conduct workshops. The guest writers for the 2013 include New York Times bestsellers Holly Black as well as Shirley Jackson award winner Nathan Ballingrud, Hugo Award winner Ann VanderMeer and our Amazon.com writer-in-residence, Karen Lord. The teens also get to attend author readings, take fieldtrips to bookstores, and create videos about their imaginary worlds. Shared Worlds also publishes an annual book of the students’ writing. Wofford College provides a structured, supervised environment in which the students can excel and demonstrate their creativity.
“For many of our students, Shared Worlds is a transformational experience,” said the camp’s co-director, fantasy writer Jeff VanderMeer. “They not only learn more about writing, they also get to have fun solving problems in the world-building groups, and they form what will probably turn out to be life-long friendships with like-minded teens.”
The contributors to the “Hand in Hand” range from such icons as Jane Yolen and Joe Haldeman to exciting new authors like C.S.E. (Claire) Cooney and Sharon Shinn. Therese Goulding served as editor for the contributions.
Hand in Hand advice alphabetically by author: www.wofford.edu/sharedworlds/handquotations/
Shared Worlds Website: www.wofford.edu/SharedWorlds/default.aspx
Donation Page: www.wofford.edu/sharedworlds/donate/
Registration Page: www.wofford.edu/SharedWorlds/inner-register.aspx
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 4:47:42 PM
A French interview with Bélial, and the English translation, talking mainly about the Warchild Universe.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 12:58:33 PM
I'll be speaking here on OCTOBER 28th. So if you're in the Toronto area then, get your tickets early! It'll be a great day with other fine speakers.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 2:59:44 AM
I made it, it's 'official'...if you're on Tumblr and into my books, follow me and let's reblog to our hearts' content!
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 12:04:46 PM
The anthology is out this month! Here is a blurb and links. My story "The Bleach" appears in it.
Heroes can save the world, but villains can CHANGE it. We’ve assembled a great mix of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. Come with us while we explore villains of all stripes — sons and daughters, lovers and fighters, minions and masterminds, in this giant volume of thirty great stories by award winners, rising stars, and bold new voices. With masterful tales by: Camille Alexa Erik Scott de Bie Chaz Brenchley Eugie Foster David Sakmyster Marie Bilodeau Richard Lee Byers K.D. McEntire Peadar Ó Guilín Jim C. Hines Ari Marmell Karin Lowachee Jay Lake Julie Czerneda J.M. Frey Clint Talbert Rachel Swirsky Tony Pi Leah Petersen J.P. Moore Ryan McFadden Todd McCaffrey Erik Buchanan Gregory A. Wilson Rosemary Jones Gabrielle Harbowy Ed Greenwood Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon Chris A. Jackson Steve Bornstein
Saturday, April 14, 2012 12:09:48 AM
Finally chose a "winner" for the WARCHILD CONTEST. As soon as they confirm I'll announce the names. Also...because I feel bad for taking so long, after the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd prizes confirm, I'll send a little something to EVERYONE who submitted. THANK YOU all!
Also, if you didn't catch me and John Joseph Adams on the Functional Nerds Podcast recently, here is the LINK!