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Today I'm writing you from a train rapidly speeding through the lakes up upstate New York en route for Montreal and the first Scintillation conference this weekend. I have a reading with Max Gladstone and several exciting panels. Mostly I'm thrilled to be heading back to Montreal, which is gorgeous. And oh wow they just announced there's a dome car on this train. I have so many questions and am going to investigate soonest. Where to then? To Richmond, Virginia to teach at URichmond and VCU and also to read at Fountain Books on 10/9! If you're in the area, come on out! I posted a full list of fall where-to-find-mes last month, and I'll link them below also.
On Friday I read my latest Gemworld short story, "Ruby, Singing" at the Brooklyn Commons Cafe to a great crowd for the Beneath Ceaseless Skies 10th Anniversary. Ok... first I read excerpts from editor Scott Andrews' first acceptance of a gemworld story, "The Topaz Marquise" from five years prior and got in some good-natured ribbing of my editor's fifteen emails of notes and revisions on that story before he ever used the word "buy". Seriously, Scott is an excellent editor, and I am always delighted to work with him because I always learn something about my writing.
So almost all the secret projects are announced -- Riverland is about to appear in ARC form and Ninth Step Station has a webpage! (Both available for preorder.) There are still some secrets, but let's get to the good stuff first.
OK Ready? Let's do this. Here's the table of contents for the month of September:
Found (to be cool, useful, or just plain neat) -- tools & travel edition this month:
- Hippo Noto notebooks. I just got mine and the paper feels so luxurious. I can't decide what ink to use on it first. I might need to test out a lot of inks. Luckily there's so much paper in each notebook I think I'll be using it for a while.
- #inktober - A lot of gorgeous work on the inktober hashtag this month -- not just drawing but tattoos too, I've discovered. I love it all - hope you find something you like too. Even better, why not join in!
- The Mutter Museum has a piece of Albert Einstein's brain on display, along with a funny story about a beer cooler. Now's a great time to check it out, if your squick tolerance is high.
- Also in Philly, this October - the Rosenbach Museum is staging a live reading of Moby Dick at the seaport - I'll be there reading a section on Saturday. The Rosenbach traditionally does a June 16 Bloomsday reading that is excellent, so I'm excited for this.
Heard (glorious sounds)
Seen (just a few, all online)
Written (what I wrote online, and where)
- Public Content (9 items)
- Member Content (Subscribe to Drip | Patreon) (7 items)
Where I'll be this fall: Scintillation 10/5-10/7, University of Richmond, VCU and Fountain Books 10/9-10/11,
Doylestown Book Festival 10/15, World Fantasy 11/1-11/4.