Saturday, February 28, 2015

My story in Silence in the Library's YA Fiction slate


Silence in the Library, the publishing company that's put out my last two novels and my children's book, is currently doing a preorder Kickstarter for their new slate of Young Adult novels.

It's something you should definitely support regardless of my involvement, but if you're interested, I have a story appearing in this set. In Janine Spendlove's fourth "War of the Seasons" book I provided a short story called "Dust in the Wind." It takes place in the midst of the battle with Winter in the third book in her series and explores a time and place I found utterly fascinating. The relationship of elves and dwarves, as conceived by Janine, is played in a way I've never seen before and I love the mythology she's developed and it was fun to work inside of it.

It was a lot of fun to put together. I've really loved all of Janine's books set in the world of Ailionora and this new collection is going to be a fascinating addition to the series. And not just because I have a story I'm quite proud of in its pages.

The rest of the books look great, too.

I have backed the project and would be grateful if you did as well.

Click here. There are only 17 days left.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

An Update: Writing Vlogs, Writing, and Appearances

So, I've been told I need to be vlogging, in addition to the sparse blogging I'm doing on this place. And I need to do a better job of giving you all what you want. I think what you want is to hear about what I'm working on and why and how, but also about writing in general.

The Vlog aspect will essentially me being answering your questions about your writing and my work, but to kick that off, I'll begin with some questions I answered for someone else.

At Dragon Con in 2013, Arizona State University's Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing conducted a series of interviews with writers for use in their online creative writing courses and this is the first part of that series. I'll be posting the rest over the coming weeks.

In the meantime, send me questions at bryan (at) bigshinyrobot (dot) com so I'll have plenty of ammunition for the new vlog series.


In the way of a brief update on my writing: First, I'm still toiling away on revisions for The Aeronaut for a release this spring. Second, Apollo's Daughters is coming soon. The eBook is out now. And I have some other stuff in the pipeline that I'm not allowed to talk about (and might not be allowed to talk about until 2016!) but if it happens, it'll be the best news I've ever offered you.

In the short term, I'll be doing a couple of panels on storytelling at SaltCon 2015 in a couple of weeks and I'm still doing the readings at the Salt Lake City Library on the third Thursday of every month.

And don't hesitate to check out any of my other books, drop reviews of them on Amazon or Goodreads, and follow me on twitter!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My FanX 2015 schedule


Here is my schedule for Salt Lake Comic-Con's FanX this weekend. I will also have a table (Purple 6) where I'll be selling and signing books throughout the convention.
Thursday:
6:00pm What we know about Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Room 250A
Friday:
3:00pm Full of Sith Podcast - Ballroom C
4:30pm Mythology of Star Wars - Ballroom B
6:30pm Art of Star Wars - Ballroom B
8:00pm Ray Park - South Ballroom
Saturday:
12:30pm Why the Prequels Make the Classic Trilogy Better - Ballroom B
5:00pm Star Wars Rebels - Room 250a
7:00pm Telling Stories in RPGS (Moderating) - Room 150g