Keep Things in Perspective

I was chatting with a friend of mine the other day about a writing conference and he mentioned how disappointed he was with some of the authors who attended. Now, before I go too far, let me say that the friend I was talking to is also an author. As to why he was disappointed in (some) of his fellow authors it comes down to a single word: attitude. He told me that a number of the attending authors had the attitude that they were better than everyone else and deserved to be treated like celebrities. I have a real problem with that because, as Dave Duncan once said to me, “Every professional author was an amateur just like you […]

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GalaxyBillies – Episode 8

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GalaxyBillies/GalaxyBilliesEpisode8.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHello, my friends. Well, the group consensus seems to be that the name for fans of GalaxyBillies should be “Kinfolk”. So a big “HEY” to all the Kinfolk out there. In honour of this momentous occasion I’m going to setup a page for GalaxyBillies with a show description and link to all the episodes. I’m also going to set up a page for all the kinfolk out there. So here’s what I’d like you to do: send me your name or Internet handle to kinfolk at irreverentmuse dot com and I’ll generate a kinfolk name for you. Those I will post on the kinfolk page. I won’t be doing […]

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Book Review: Evolve, Vampire Stories of the New Undead

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/Books/BookReview-Evolve2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSEvolve is a different kind of book for me; I usually don’t read either anthologies or vampire fiction. I’m more of a novel reader and while I enjoy vampire fiction the recent trends in that genre haven’t really struck a chord with me. Still, I think I was fated to read this book. When I first opened it to a random page, the story was taking place in Calgary where I live. That doesn’t happen every day so I picked up the book. I read it cover to cover over the course of a week during my daily commute. Evolve has a nice assortment of 24 short stories from […]

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