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Martha Wells

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Yesterday started out well, then a weather front came in and the day went down in massive sinus headache flames. I'm hoping to get more done today, though. And hopefully we'll get some rain.


If you missed it, I posted the Three Worlds Compendium yesterday, which includes a missing scene from The Cloud Roads.

Also, I got interviewed on the Mad Hatter's Bookshelf and Book Review!

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More links:

Five hundred new fairytales discovered in Germany Collection of fairytales gathered by historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth had been locked away in an archive in Regensburg for over 150 years

Writer Beware: Why You Can't Always Trust the Source But the worst market listings--which may have been compiled by people who aren't very expert (like this one), or may be the corpses of once-active resources that haven't been updated in years (here's an example), or may be databases where every Tom, Dick, and Harriet can create an entry, no matter their qualifications or ethics (WritersNet is a case in point)--may be full of questionable agents. And even the best may allow some undesirables to slip through.

One Minute Book Reviews: ‘The Average American Author Earns About $9,000 a Year’ / Quote of the Day
That's certainly accurate as to what I've been earning every year for quite a while (except for last year, when it was under $5000).

Ladybusiness: Coverage of Women on SF/F Blogs
So no, I wasn't wrong last year to go, "hey, wait a minute..." and feel like things were unequal. If you're following popular SF/F blogs run by men I believe this is a problem you will continuously run into, except by those focused on their review diversity. Reviews of books by women don't feature as often on blogs run by men or shared by men, but on blogs run by women, it's more equal and sometimes even women as majority because culturally women are trained to read "traditionally" male things, while the reverse is not true.

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