First up, there’s about a day left on the critique I have up on Operation Auction. It’s for a Steampunk or YA proposal (or Steampunk YA–Elfpunkers, or any “punkers”, I’ll include you too). Proposal = Query, Synopisis, + 3 chapters. Come on, be generous and place your bid. There’s a lot of other good stuff up and it’s for a good cause.
The Romance Writers of American announced their RITA and Golden Heart Finalists. I’d like to give a special shout out to Zoe Archer for her nomination for Rebel and Cassandra Clare for her nomination for Clockwork Angel. Congrats to all the nominees!
So, who’s going to the Romantic Times Book Lovers Convention?
I will be there with bustles on. You know I mean that literally, right? Here’s my new bustle.
There’s going to be some great steampunk stuff. (And I’m on a panel with Gail Carriger!!!! I hope I don’t say something stupid.)
SPECIALTY: When Worlds Collide: Melding Reality and Fantasy in Historicals
Date: Wednesday April 6, 2011 02:15 pm – 03:15 pm
Event Type: Writer Industry Workshop Panelists: Zoe Archer, Gail Carriger, Nathalie Gray, Suzanne Lazear, Kathryn Smith
STEAMPUNK: Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys?: Gadgets, Gizmos and Automatons
Date: Thursday April 7, 2011 02:45 pm – 03:45 pm
Event Type: Writer Industry Workshop Captain: Kathryn Smith Panelists: Eden Bradley, Gail Carriger, Kristen Painter
Date: Friday April 8, 2011 01:30 pm – 02:30 pm
Event Type: Writer Industry Workshop
Date: Friday April 8, 2011 02:45 pm – 03:45 pm
Event Type: Reader Social
Location: Beaudry A
There will be a fashion show with clothes from Clockwork Couture, cakepops, prizes, and other fun stuff!