Jul 082014

I had a lot of fun at LibertyCon 27 and am sorely tempted to return next year.

Everyone I met was marvelous.

I joined in on the special Friday morning shoot, firing weapons for the first time since I left the Army over thirty years ago. I got to shoot a rifle made in 1873 as well as several revolvers and some very nice pistols.

On the recommendation of Regina Kirby, I ate at “The Terminal” which is a restaurant right next door to the Chattanooga Choo-Choo hotel. The Terminal boasts micro-brews but I start with the brewed root beer — good root beer is worth it!

Programming was fun and the people were a treat. If you’re planning on a convention in Tennessee, LibertyCon should be on the top of your list!

 Posted by at 07:18
Jul 082014

I was wondering if you would have any influence in getting Harperhall of Pern onto kindle books? All the rest of the books are there but missing this one series. I have worn out my second copy reading it so often,


a avid fan


Dear Isabel,

I have very little control over that. I understand that part of the problem was contractual — the books were written long before eBooks — but I believe that’s been sorted out.

Rumor has it that there will be a re-issue soon along with eBooks.



 Posted by at 07:05
Jun 032014

Wyrd Con 5 was great!

The convention was small and intimate, the people were awesome.

I learned about Conducttr™ — a brilliant system for handling social media interactions (games, advertising, promotions, you name it). It got me thinking about different ways of story-telling and how it would be possible to build some truly brilliant multi-media stories/games.

I got to be a starship captain! Not only that, my XO was none other than Jim Butcher!

He played his role with a Russian accent: “Kaptyan is a nice guy but he does not know how to talk to aliens. We talk with missile and lasers, that is only way.”

We had a great time on the ERS Takshaka, part of the Starship Valkyrie universe — it was a blast!

I would gladly serve again with any and all of the people who crewed, NPC’d, and refereed the game.

As an author, it was marvelous experience to immerse oneself in the role of a starship captain (and those Star Destroyers are big!)

Starship Valkyrie also has a Facebook page. If you’re in Southern California, you might want to consider commanding your own starship for your next party!

Wyrd Con 6 will take place September 24, 2015 in Costa Mesa at the Costa Mesa Hilton. If you’re into LARP, storytelling, transmedia or simply want to be a crewmember on your very own starship, you should seriously think of going!

 Posted by at 11:38
May 222014

When are you planning on writing more pern books? I think you did your mother`s pern series proud and would love to read more. in between where she left years of gaps and from the ending. how do lessa and flar do,etc

Hi Mona,

Thank you for the compliment!

Mum said very specifically in her Will that she only wants myself and my sister, Georgeanne (“Gigi”), to write on Pern.

Gigi always wanted to write a sequel to Dragondrums.

 Posted by at 09:14
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