Annual Readers Poll

I just got an invitation from Critters/ (formerly Preditors and Editors –see below), so I entered Taboo Tech.

Critters / is once again happy to host the Annual Readers Poll. (Formerly co-hosted by P&E, but they appear to have gone dormant.) Good luck to all entrants!

The Readers’ Poll honors print & electronic publications published during 2019. Click here for the official rules.

The poll opens Dec. 24 this year (through Jan. 14). The poll is open! The poll closes in: 19 day(s) (based on your system clock) Check back for final results to be posted soon after the poll closes!

Newest categories: Magical Realism, Positive Future Fiction (novel & short story)

While you’re waiting, check out the Best Ever Written Readers’ Poll (ongoing).

Note your name and email address will be required to vote to prevent fraud. Entries for each category are listed in alphabetical order. Add a new entry using the row at the bottom. Voters are automatically entered into a drawing for prizes from our sponsors. Please check your vote for accuracy before submitting, as we regret we cannot fix typos! You may report errors here but generally only errors affecting the scores will be dealt with, after the voting ends. [Prior years’ final tallies are here]

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Interview with Joy V. Smith on The Naked Reviewers

My latest interview is with Sherry Terry on The Naked Reviewers:

Pretty Pink Planet

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Taboo Tech spotlighted in Titan

Taboo Tech, my SF novel, is spotlighted in the latest issue of Titan, my University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh college alumni magazine.

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Authors for Authors book fair upcoming

The Meet the Authors’ Book Fair will be held on November 23 & 24, 2019, at the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne, FL. My books on display include Taboo Tech, Strike Three, Sugar Time, and Detour Trail.

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Interview: David Lee Summers talks #Mythpunk with Collin…

This is a fun interview:

via Elevenses: David Lee Summers talks #Mythpunk with Collin…

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October 18, 2019 · 4:28 pm

Midwest Book Review (October issue)

Taboo Tech is reviewed on Midwest Book Review:

(Thank you Ms. Wilhelm)


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Resending To Agents

In case you’re worried about resending to an agent: via Resending To Agents 

Btw, if you’re wondering about resending to a publisher, I’ve been accepted the second time at least once.


July 29, 2019 · 4:07 pm

Taboo Tech review and excerpt on up on Fresh Fiction

I love the Taboo Tech review on Fresh Fiction–and the reviewer mentioned that she also liked Detour Trail, which she reviewed earlier (a lot earlier). That certainly made me purr louder! And there’s also an excerpt: Fresh Fiction 

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Taboo Tech editing update

Some reviewers pointed out several–ok, I confess that it was more than several–minor (but still annoying) mistakes they came across in Taboo Tech, so I collected them and asked my editor and publisher if it was too late to correct them since Taboo Tech had already been published, and I was allowed to do it, and so all the versions (epub, etc.) are updated, and I’m glad that I mentioned my editor’s patience on my Acknowledgments page!

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5 star reviews for Taboo Tech

Taboo Tech recently got a 5 star review from Readers’ Favorite, followed by a 5 star review from a reader!  Thank you!! And I’m looking forward to feedback from all of you!!


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