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What the Untethered Authors Learned While Writing for this Anthology (part 3)

Welcome to a stop on the Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology blog tour! Each of these posts has been an interview with the authors, sharing aspects of their stories, their creativity, or their projections for the future. On this stop, we’re continuing the “what the authors learned” segment. All authors do research for their stories….

How to Write in British English

Can I teach you to write for a British audience in five bullet points and some links? No way. But I can give you an overview of the five ways in which American fiction (and nonfiction) authors can write for a British audience. Why might you want to write for a British audience (instead of…

Reign & Revolution Blog Tour and Giveaway

What’s a blog tour? Reign & Revolution is appearing on blogs All Over The Internet this week. There are playlists, interviews with me (the author), excerpts, and blog posts (including one about Anglo-Welsh poetry that no one really needed). To add to the excitement, I’m doing a giveaway! The winner will receive signed paperbacks of…

Win 7 YA Sci-Fi Novels (including my award-winning Queen & Commander and the Nebula-nominated Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee)

You love science fiction. We have science fiction. I’ve teamed up with six other authors in this awesome giveaway. The lucky winner gets signed copies of: Tunnel Vision by Susan Adrian Hero by Belinda Crawford Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee Tracked by Jenny Martin The Unhappening of Genesis Lee by Shallee McARthur Queen & Commander by…

Queen & Commander on Sale!

In honor of Reign & Revolution (The Hive Queen Saga, Book 3) coming out this month, I’m running a sale on book 1. Just $0.99! Some links to this great deal: Amazon.com Nook Kobo iBooks Get ’em while they’re hot?

Kickstarter for a Magic iPhone Anthology

How much do you love magic iPhone stories? If you’re on my blog, you probably like them at least a little bit (since my claim to mini-fame for April is winning a Cygnus Award for the novel, Cracked! A Magic iPhone Story). You’ll be thrilled to know, then, that there’s an anthology full of stories…

New short story available

Do you like magic? Do you like reading? Then may I introduce you to the new anthology Truth Beyond Paradox? Inside, you’ll find my story of a one-handed detective discovering parkour, organized crime, and a talent for magic. Other stories include works by Seanan McGuire, and a piece with the awesome title “Nothing Important Happened…

Obligatory Awards Eligibility Post

You know you want to nominate for the Hugo Awards. Since they’re fan based, you get a voice in what is considered awesome SF/F of 2015. Here’s details on how to nominate for this year’s Hugos, hosted by MidAmericaCon. (Here’s where you go to nominate. What you need is to be a member of this…

2015 Year In Review

Here are some things I did this year… in vaguely chronological order. – Published my first contemporary novel! (Still speculative fiction, but it counts.) When Cracked! A Magic iPhone Story came out, I had a party and went on a SFWA tour for it. Reviews were largely positive, one reader even comparing my writing to…

Reddit AMA Today!

I’ll be answering questions on Reddit today as part of the book tour for Joy to the Worlds. We’ll be around all afternoon (Pacific Time). Who is we? That’s me (Janine A. Southard), Maia Chance, Raven Oak, and G. Clemans. Here’s the obligatory proof photo: