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Various News

I had a fabulous time at the writers signing and tea at the Twig Book Shop in San Antonio this weekend, and they still have plenty of signed books there. The weather even cooperated by not raining and flooding while we were driving there.

I finished off the next snippet for the Raksura Patreon, and it'll be posted on November 17. It turned out about twice as long as the first one. I also got the ARC proofread for The Edge of Worlds, and the ARCs should be out soon (actual book is out in April 2016). And I'm working on the sequel now, which still needs a title.

I had a nostalgia moment and went back and read Stargate Atlantis: Entanglement, which came out in 2007 and that I hadn't looked at since 2006. It's one of those books that has somewhat bad associations for me, for a variety of reasons, because of what was going on in my life at the time, and how bad my depression and anxiety became in those years. I was surprised how much fun it was to read it, and remember how much I enjoyed writing those characters in that story, and how fun it was to work out the plot.

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* N.K. Jemisin: A snippet cut from The Fifth Season

* Mary Robinette Kowal: Sometimes Writer's Block is really Depression

* The Annual Book Fair for Ballou High School has started!
Every year, Guys Lit Wire lends its platform to host a book fair for Ballou. Working with librarian Melissa Jackson and her students, we build a wish list of titles they need and then ask the internet to buy a book (or 2) (or more) and send some joy their way. It's quick and it's easy and for book lovers in particular, it's a no-brainer.

We all know that books matter to kids, and we all know why buying books for teens who do not have wide access to them is a smart investment in our world's future. For Ballou, the school fund for book purchases is not large and as a Washington Post article showed earlier this year, the dollars for books in DC often go to wealthier neighborhoods. Also, when they get money schools like Ballou are often not able to purchase the sort of fun or seemingly frivolous titles that teens would really to read. That is where the Guys Lit Wire Book Fair for Ballou comes in. We buy the books the kids ask for, plain and simple.

* Patrick Rothfuss' Worldbuilders 2015 has started! This is a massive fundraiser for Heifer International, and you can donate and be entered in drawings for tons of signed books and other great prizes.

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I've had The Cloud Roads on my kindle for a while and finally dove into it last week. I then had to immediately buy all the Raksura books. I'm so excited you are working on a couple of new ones. I missed that announcement, I guess. Yay!!

I loved Entanglement; it's what finally got me to actually watch the series, which I hadn't gotten around to in the time it was actually on the air.

Entanglement was definitely a good book, and I'm sorry it has bad associations.

Thank you! I don't think how I'm feeling when I write a book is apparent to the reader, but it does bring back a lot of memories for me.

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