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Meeting Old Friends for the First Time

An update from a busy author and editor, David Lee Summers.

David Lee Summers' Web Journal

This weekend, I’m sorry I’m missing Phoenix Comicon, an event I’ve enjoyed attending as an author for the last few years. My schedule at the observatory just didn’t allow it to happen. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to return next year. However, I am grateful my schedule allowed me to attend Balticon 50 in Baltimore, Maryland last weekend. Balticon was special for me because I’d worked with several of the attending authors and editors over the years, but this was the first opportunity I’d had to meet them face to face!


Ostensibly, the reason I went to Balticon was for the release of the anthology Gaslight and Grimm edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail and Diana Bastine. Indeed, just about the first thing that happened upon my arrival at Balticon was a wonderful, warm welcome from Danielle, promptly followed by instructions to sit down and sign 150 copies of the anthology. Dani’s…

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Joy’s writing news update

I finished the rewrite of my SF novel and sent a query off to an editor.  Now I have to work on my western novel.  This is my first western ever, btw.

I’m still waiting to hear back from other editors about an earlier SF novel and short stories.

My review of  The Tin Men and Other Poems  is in the winter issue (Volume VII, Issue 3) of Tales of the Talisman. which is full of short stories (including a western and one about truck drivers), poems, Cthulhu’s advice column (adult advice), book reviews, and more.  My favorite stories include The Om Tree (wherein an assassin learns about death), Ieia (how helpless is a statue of a goddess?) and Tested (a different story about quests).  My favorite poems include The Legend of Sequoia Sapling and The Fairy’s Granddaughter. 

 The next issue (spring) of Tales of the Talisman is a steampunk issue that sounds like fun.

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