Orycon 35 Schedule

My one convention appearance this year will be at Orycon in lovely Portland, Oregon. Here’s the info: http://35.orycon.org/

I’ll be on six panels over the course of the three days. Here’s my schedule:

Publishing Your Ebook
Roosevelt            Fri Nov 8 2:00pm-3:00pm
You’ve just gotten back the rights to your backlist! Or you have a
manuscript you KNOW will find its audience. What next? Make it into an
ebook and get it out there making you some money. Where to publish, how to
publish, and how to get help.
MeiLin Miranda, Annie Bellet, Dave Smeds, (*)Kamila Z. Miller, Tod McCoy,
Peter A. Smalley

One Lump of Science, or Two?
Ross Island          Fri Nov 8 4:00pm-5:00pm
How much science does science fiction need? What’s more important, the
tech or the story?
Richard A. Lovett, Patrick Swenson, (*)Gordon Eklund, Annie Bellet, David
W. Goldman

Hybrid Vigor: Choosing Both Traditional and Self-Publishing
Hamilton             Sat Nov 9 1:00pm-2:00pm
Don’t believe the True Believers on both sides of this non-existent
divide: you can be both a traditional AND a self-published writer. Learn
how to let the project choose the path.
(*)Annie Bellet, Phoebe Kitanidis, Tod McCoy, Ken Lizzi, Jennifer
Brozek

The Real Middle Ages
Ross Island          Sat Nov 9 6:00pm-7:00pm
Why do writers love the Middle Ages?  What do writers leave out or get
wrong?
Annie Bellet, (*)Blake Hutchins, Renee Stern, Alma Alexander

Audiobooks
Madison              Sun Nov 10 11:00am-12:00pm
Selling the rights, ACX, hiring a narrator or–gulp–doing it
yourself!
David D. Levine, Annie Bellet, Mark Niemann-Ross, Phoebe Kitanidis

BBC Sherlock, Orphan Black, Etc.
Morrison             Sun Nov 10 12:00pm-1:00pm
Which new shows are the best?
(*)Dave Bara, Annie Bellet, Brian J. Hunt

 

(Yeah, that little * next to my name up there? They made me a moderator of one of the panels. Mwahahahaha…ahem. I’ll be good. Probably. Maybe. I’ll try at least 🙂 )

Until then, writing ALL the things. Also attending a week long workshop on writing Science Fiction. Because hopefully I never stop learning.

Upcoming in 2013

I’ve been pretty busy lately finishing up some projects and doing some stuff for projects I can’t talk about yet, but I figured I’d update and let people see a preview of what is coming in the next three months from myself and Doomed Muse Press.

First up, I’m just finishing the first full-length Gryphonpike Chronicles novel. It’s got rogues, dragons, ship battles, and general adventuring awesomeness. Here’s the cover:

After that I’m turning my focus to short fiction and novellas for a couple months since I have three short story collections almost ready to go.

The first is a general science fiction and fantasy collection in the same vein as my previous collection “Till Human Voices Wake Us”.  It will have about 10 short stories and novelettes as well as one or two novellas.  Here’s the cover for it:

The second collection will be of my urban fantasy short fiction, including a brand new Remy Pigeon story as well as a brand new novella.  Here is the cover for that:

And finally the third collection will be an adventure fantasy collection featuring six short stories, two novelettes, and a brand new novella (or maybe two if I get carried away, I have two I really want to write and include so it will depend on time).  Here is the cover for the adventure fantasy collection:

 

So expect those out before Christmas! I’ll post when they are available with full descriptions and links where you can find them. Now, back to the word mines.

Free Audiobooks

I have five free audio books for The Barrows to give away.  If you are willing to leave a candid review and would like a free copy from Audible, email me at anniembellet AT gmail DOT com.

There should be new Gryphonpike out next week, as well, so look for it after the holiday.

Summer Update

Hey, things have been quiet around here.  I’ve been doing a bunch of work for some anthologies that will be out next year and later this year.  I’m wrapping that stuff up and expect to have new Gryphonpike novellas out in the next month.

Meanwhile, two new audio books came out today.  Narrated by Christine Padovan (who has done all the GPC novellas so far and does a lovely job), Dead of Knight and The Barrows (the first GPC omnibus collecting the first four novellas) are now available.

New Audiobooks!

Two new audiobooks are out, both of them in the Remy Pigeon series and narrated by the awesome Dan Boice.  Below are cover pictures for the audio versions. Click on the covers to see the books at Audible.com.

In other news, I’m hard at work on more Gryphonpike Chronicles novellas, with the next Pyrrh novel also in the works.

2013 Award Post

So, here’s my obligatory award post.  If you are eligible to vote in the Nebulas or Hugos, please consider my work.  Some is free to read online, links included below.

Short Stories published in 2012:

Innocence, Rearranged- Daily Science Fiction

No Gift of Words- Daily Science Fiction

Ghosts in the Mist- Mirror Shards: Volume 2

Novelettes published in 2012:

On Higher Ground- GigaNotoSaurus

Novellas published in 2012:

Avarice: Pyrrh Considerable Crimes Division Book One – Doomed Muse Press

(Avarice misses the SFWA cut-off for novel by a few hundred words, so while I consider it a novel for all intents and purposes, for award purposes, it is technically in the novella category)

Thank you. There are many awesome stories and books out there by amazing writers. The most important thing is that you vote!

Update and Sites Down

As some people have pointed out to me, both my website (anniebellet.com) and the Doomed Muse Press site (doomedmuse.com) are down.  I’m having a minor hosting issue and it will be fixed within the next couple weeks.  Thanks for your notifications and patience!

In other news, Avarice is published!  Here’s the cover and blurb again along with links to find it in ebook form (paperbacks and audio versions are forthcoming):

In the Free City of Pyrrh, murders and other serious crimes are investigated by the Cordonates of the Considerable Crimes Division.

Struggling with his grief over losing his last partner, the last thing Cordonate Parshan Koury wants is someone else. Zhivana Nedrogovna, his new partner, is fresh out of the City Watch and not even human, and unsure she wants to work with the broody, angry Par.

As Parshan and Zhivana rush to solve a case of mugging gone wrong that soon proves far more complex, they must learn to trust each other or this first case together might be their last.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Avarice-Considerable-Crimes-Division-ebook/dp/B00A7FPVWK/

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/avarice-annie-bellet/1113793742?ean=2940015874167

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/255028

Nano Crazy 2012

So, I finished Avarice: Pyrrh Considerable Crimes Division Book 1 and it is currently going through edits.  It’ll be up sometime in early November I think.

The good news is that I’m writing again.  I still feel weird and a little rusty after the accidental break I took, but so far my first readers are saying Avarice is really good, so at least my feelings aren’t reflecting on the writing quality too much.

So I’m getting ready for NaNoWriMo.  I have a couple of novellas to finish up this week so I can get the first Gryphonpike Chronicles omnibus out, but then I’m going to switch to writing a few short novels (pulp length- 35k-45k) for NaNoWriMo and beyond.

And because I love covers and they help me focus on what I’m doing, here’s a preview of what I’ll be working on:

The Dying of the Light: military fantasy about a non-combatant who carries the banner of the king (art by Katerina Romanova).

A Prince Called Courage: fairytale fantasy/romance about a cursed prince, a quest, and making the right decisions (art by Claudia McKinney).

Mayhem: fantasy about a girl living on an archipelago who accidentally releases an evil power into the world and must stop it (art by Tiziano_Baracchi).

So that’s what I’ll be working on during November (along with maybe a couple more, but I don’t have covers for those yet and I might not get to them until December anyway).  It works out to about 4,000 words a day or about 3-4 hours of work daily to finish these.  As usual for my Nano Crazy, I don’t expect I’ll get everything done, but the nice thing about aiming for lots is that even getting half or more done means getting a lot finished.  Anything I get finished will be edited and available to read by the end of the year, so if any of these look cool, make a note. 🙂

Orycon 2012 Panel Schedule

I have my probably final but no promises panel schedule for Orycon 2012.

 

Theme
Ross Island          Fri Nov 2 2:00pm-3:00pm
What is theme?  How do you develop theme in your writing, or should you
even try?  For the sake of future graduate students studying your
brilliant prose, learn about this often-neglected aspect of
storytelling.
(*)Richard A. Lovett, Annie Bellet, Aimee C. Amodio, Wendy N.
Wagner

Writing with all your senses
Lincoln              Fri Nov 2 4:00pm-5:00pm
Writers are always reminded to write with all their senses.  But how far
should they go?  And what about altered senses?  What about characters
that are blind, or in constant pain, or have numbed senses, deafness, or
other disabilities?  Are constant reminders necessary?  What writers can
take for granted, and what they should use to enrich their writing.
(*)Annie Bellet, K.C. Ball, Adrian Phoenix

I Forgot to Get A Real Job
Roosevelt            Sat Nov 3 12:00pm-1:00pm
How to stay alive while waiting to be published
Edward Morris, (*)Nisi Shawl, Annie Bellet, Bill Johnson

How a writer’s workshop affected my life
Hamilton             Sat Nov 3 5:00pm-6:00pm
The pros and cons of attending writer’s workshops. Can attendees be
productive and have fun at the same time or it is all work and no play? Do
online workshops count?  What about workshops that break writers?
Annie Bellet, John C. Bunnell, Grá Linnaea, Edward Muller, Edd Vick

Geeks v nerds v freaks
Madison              Sun Nov 4 12:00pm-1:00pm
To which do you aspire?  What are the differences and similarities, and to
what proportion are they found?  What function (or anti-function?) do we,
er, they, serve?
Annie Bellet, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, (*)Janet Freeman, Anthony Pryor