Category Archives: Kenning Magic

Questions to the author

Writers  expect questions from the audience at readings, and I hope I never tire of hearing any of them, even the ones that are predictable. But I was unprepared for two questions that should not have stumped me. At my first … Continue reading

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My first fan letter

Actually, it came in an email from a colleague, whose daughter S. is 6 years old. I started reading Kenning Magic with S. last night. When I woke up this morning, I found her reading it in bed herself. She … Continue reading

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Prep-work

With my daughter’s encouragement, I’ve bought a book-reading outfit that includes a pair of blue jeans. You might wonder if jeans are appropriate attire for a reading, but my daughter assures me they’ll be fine. Dress them up with nice … Continue reading

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Building an audience

Steve, at Imagineer-ing, has started Book Promotion Day (every Thursday) on his blog, a way for writers to spread the word about their books. Kenning Magic will be featured soon. Thanks, Steve! And everyone else: if you love science fiction, … Continue reading

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Building my site

The internet is a wonderful thing. Now that I’ve started scheduling appearances, I needed to get my events widget operative. But how? Five minutes later: Thank you, WP, for having such clear and detailed instructions. Scroll down on the right, … Continue reading

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Suddenly …

This happened all so quickly. Contract signed in December, and Kenning Magic is already available on Amazon as an e-book (or you can pre-order a paper copy). Let me catch my breath. I know my publisher (Saguaro Books) said “March … Continue reading

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Progress (the opposite of dithering)

I’m moving forward. To wit, the marketing plan is done and has been submitted to my publisher. I’ve also written my sell sheet and media release. Next task: book plates, book marks and post cards (all with my sister’s art … Continue reading

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Dithering

Picture Gilda Radner as Lisa Loopner, a goofy look on her face as she pinballs between Bill Murray’s Todd DiLaMuca and Steve Martin’s Chaz. Is she happy that two guys (both nerds) are vying for her favors, or just dazed? I … Continue reading

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This is the new me!

As I gear up for the launch of my fantasy book, Kenning Magic (Saguaro Books, 2013), I’ll be posting information here. You can find out what I’m reading, writing, talking about, sometimes even dreaming about — all on this site. Let … Continue reading

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