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Martha Wells

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Meme and Con Schedule

This is a meme I got from lillian13:


In 2011: I will turn 47. I live with my husband and two cats. (Bella and Tasha. Harry died the previous year.) We live in the house we bought that is very comfortable but intermittently falling apart. (It was built in 1967, possibly by amateurs.) My day job is being a professional writer, even when I don't do so well at it. (Quote from Galaxy Quest: "Look! I have one job on this lousy ship, it's *stupid*, but I'm gonna do it! Okay?")

In 2001: I was 37. Lived with same husband in the same house, which we had recently bought and it was somewhat uglier than it is now. We had our dog Spike, who we'd just gotten the previous year (He got a cancerous throat tumor and died in 2008), and two cats, Harry and Bella. Wheel of the Infinite came out in paperback and tanked. My mother had Alzheimer's. I was working at a job in a small private online software company that had started out wonderful, and that I would later come to passionately hate. (I would quit it early in 2004, when a friend of mine died and I realized that life was too short.)

In 1991: I was 27. I was living in a fourplex with two cats, Harry and Kate. Harry I found as a kitten stuck in a tree during a Christmas ice storm. Kate had been given to me by a former roommate when she was thirteen years old. The roommate expected her to die soon. Kate lived to be twenty-two. I worked on the A&M campus in computer support, for a project that did ocean floor drilling for research. I had been trying to sell short stories for several years but hadn't had any success. I finished writing The Element of Fire, and got an agent who sold it to Tor Books.

In 1981: I was 17, living at home. I had been reading SF/F since I could read and was a huge Star Wars fan. I'd found fanfiction and fanzines, and the next year I'd go to my first SF convention, ArmadilloCon in Austin. I had a Shetland Sheepdog named Pepper and a cat named Rudy.

In 1971: I don't have any specific memories of being 7.


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My next two conventions are:

AggieCon 42, March 25-27, in College Station, Texas.

ApolloCon 2011, June 24-26, in Houston, Texas, where I am guest of honor, yay!

Book Signing:

Murder by the Book Saturday April 30, 4:30 pm, in Houston, Texas.

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