Is the industry dying? Are people just not reading anymore? Are we fighting an uphill battle? Never start your work with questions. But I’m sure my fellow writing peeps have noticed YA Imprints are being dropped and jobs go with these decisions. I feel bad about it all. I was listening to a recent episode … Continue reading Did COVID-19 Kill the Publishing Star?
https://twitter.com/AuthorWASimpson/status/1275070792204615681 Sometimes I wonder if it's all worth it. I must be out of my mind because the answer is always yes. Even with everything that's going on in the industry right now. There's a new hashtag on the block #PublishingPaidMe. Created by fantasy author LL McKinney, it invites authors of color to reveal the … Continue reading Musing 06/22/20 – #PublishingPaidMe
I had the immense pleasure of attending the SFWA 2020 Nebulas Video Conference. Check my Twitter feed for everything I took part in. This panel however got me thinking. How does one decide identity? I asked in the panel chat but there were hundreds of people there so it didn't surprise me that they didn't … Continue reading Musing 05/31/20 The “Who and Where I Am: Rooting Writing in Identity and Place” Panel
After many days of headaches and worries, my 9 to 5 finally allowed us to Work From Home (WFH). Don't get me wrong, I'm still worried, but not as as much. I worried about my Big Brother, who had Type 2. I'm calmer now and having to stay in. Since our governor just dropped the … Continue reading The Publishing Industry and COVID19
I'll start by saying, "Wendy, you really need to learn how to use your camera phone!" https://youtu.be/dLdKU4JCYqg?t=4 Good morning, peeps! Yesterday I attended the First State Comic-con and of course had a good time. It was originally Big Brother, who is a HUGE comics fan. Props to Facebook calender's otherwise we may have missed it! … Continue reading First State Comic Con
I've been trying to get these videos and pictures online for two weeks now and finally I can show you what a fabulous time I had attending! I always give props and thanks to all the authors who attended, to Barnes and Noble and the organizers. Hopefully I'll be on the other side of one … Continue reading Romancing the Stacks presented by the Christiana Mall Barnes and Noble.
My wonderful, beautiful peeps! I've waited decades for this day! I am --pleased? Ecstatic? Going completely insane with happiness? All three! As of today I have signed with and am now represented by Anne Tibbets of the D4EO Literary Agency! Dance with me! And when I say, decades, I mean DECADES! https://music.amazon.com/user-playlists/828d11d80bf340a7abd1e52dde8ad7b9sune?ref=dm_sh_5623-9cf1-dmcp-43e1-ea191&musicTerritory=US&marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER I've been striving … Continue reading I HAVE AN AGENT!
While Big Brother and I were chilling for my #Birthday we binged watched episodes of #StarTrekDS9 and discovered a very interesting one called Far Beyond the Stars (recommended @AnneTibbets ) which involved another Captain Sisko vision-quest. <1> In this episode he is "an under-appreciated science fiction magazine writer in the 1950s America." (IMDB) Neither Big … Continue reading Mini Musing 10/18/19 – Reprint!
Wow, I haven't posted here since April. Life may find a way but it sometimes gets in the way! Sorry this won't be longer but I've been spending the last couple of months working on the special project I mentioned some time back. But because of everything that's been happening to me -- check my … Continue reading Mini-Musing 06/23/19
A while back I wrote a blog post referencing a video by the Nostalgia Critic asking the question, is weird the new good? https://authorwasimpsonblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/28/musing-082817-weird-is-the-new-brilliant/ The question recently came to my mind again by way of an article on the Barnes and Noble site, Science-Fiction/Fantasy Blog of 7 Impossible Fantasy Cities Worth the Visit by Sam … Continue reading Mini-Musing 4/13/19 ~ Should I Embrace The Weird?
Author Hillary Jordan I wanted to do this before I got too tired. Author events and more SWAG! Yesterday I attended An Evening With Hillary Jordan presented by New Castle County Reads 2019. Bravo and props to Ms. Jordan for her brilliant lecture. Yes, many people said she was brilliant! I said it too, but … Continue reading 4/11/19 ~ An Evening With Hillary Jordan