SMBT Sizzling Book Club pick of the month: Sorcery...
http://tinyurl.com/co8vw3l Wednesday, December 19, at 9:00 pm (EST), Smart Bitches Trashy Books is having a Sizzling Book Club chat about this month’s pick, Sorcery and Cecelia. At 10:00 pm (EST), Patricia C. Wrede and I will join for a live chat. I’m really looking forward to it. Please join us!
Kate and Cecy! →
Children's Theatre Company - Buccaneers →
Don’t stop talking like a pirate so soon! If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss “Buccaneers” at the Children’s Theatre Company. It’s an original musical by Liz Duffy Adams and it is excellent. Bradley Greenwald is as wonderful as always, but watch for Dot McDonald and Essence Stiggers, who match him. Thanks to Ellen Kushner for the head’s up. I...
The Freedom Maze
I’m so excited! This year’s Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy was presented at the Nebulas this weekend. The whole field of nominees was astoundingly wondeful, but the award went to THE FREEDOM MAZE, by Delia Sherman. Congratulations to everyone nominated in all categories, all the winners, and most particularly to Delia. Wow!
Con or Bust charity auction ends Sunday →
Con or Bust charity auction ends February 26, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. I’m donating signed first edition hardcovers of A COLLEGE OF MAGICS and A SCHOLAR OF MAGICS. Bid on my offerings or follow the links to other items.
In the past few weeks, I’ve written (and sold!) a short story and a half. The half story is my share of “The Vital Importance of the Superficial.” The other half of the story was written by Ellen Kushner, and the whole thing will appear in the forthcoming anthology Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: Tales of Gaslight Fantasy, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, for...
Amazing people did amazing things on behalf of Terri Windling, and it was my privilege to participate in the charity auction. I’m happy to say that my last auction items went in the mail to the winners today. Thanks again to those wonder-working people who ran the auction. Truly impressive!
Magic for Terri Windling →
I’m participating in a charity auction. Here are details about my first offering.
Photos from the Home Planet →
Slide show of professional photographer Steve Date’s grand day out on Highway 61, along the Mississippi River, in Minnesota. Finally, someone owns a camera that sees what I see.
Faribault Woolen Mill Co. →
A mill reopens. Faribo blankets are available again. I may need to drive down to check this out.
Northern lights tonight? →
Tonight’s forecast, September 11, 2011.
Welcome to Framley →
Enjoy your visit.
best engagement pictures ever... →
I’m not usually much for the zombie action, but scroll down and enjoy.
Kirby sighting →
I just posted my very first kestrel watch sighting. Kirby the Kestrel was working the lights in the left field stands at the Twins game on Saturday night. Great to see him scooping up those moths.
Damsels book giveaway →
Those Damsels in Regress are giving away a copy of MAGIC BELOW STAIRS. To enter, just click on the link to go to their blog and comment to tell them what you’re reading at the moment and complain about it — or praise it — but isn’t complaining always more fun?
In which I am chatty →
Damsels in Regress is a terrific resource for writers of historical fiction. When they asked me if I would do an interview at their blog about MAGIC BELOW STAIRS, I jumped at the chance. Perhaps I went off the deep end of chattiness, but I had a lot of fun doing it. Thanks, Tricia and the rest of the Damsels!
Steampunk tweets? →
A matched pair of clockwork duelling pistols with a difference, circa 1820. Video sfw.
My first e-book! →
MAGIC BELOW STAIRS is now out in paperback and as an e-book. This marks a first for me.
Weather is water that hasn't hit the ground yet. →
Link shamelessly gakked from the blog of poet Larry Hammer.
Okay in South Minneapolis
Just a note to say things are quiet on this side of town. (Friends have been phoning from afar when they see the images of the tornado damage in North Minneapolis on the news.) Hope all is well with you, wherever you are.
If you live in Minnesota →
Minnesota Arts Count is in its final days. Who should participate? “Anyone who, as a personal pastime or a profession, sings, acts, dances, writes, draws, paints, sculpts, illustrates, photographs, films, weaves, directs, play an instrument, composes, share stories, designs, or any other form of creative expression.” They forgot crop art.
Minnesota Twins v. Cleveland Indians
Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes…it rains.
I'm a few days late →
Bryn Mawr College celebrates April Fools Day.
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden →
The place opens for the season on Friday. Surely it will still be ankle-deep in snow?
Rogue Docents →
Rogue Docents enlarge the context at the Institute of Arts in Minneapolis.
For the first time since November 13, 2010, there is no snow on the roof of my house.