ALA and Clarion West Write-a-thon

A couple of bits of news, both of which developed like, boom:

I will be attending the American Library Association convention at McCormick Place, Chicago, on Saturday 24 June. I will be at the SFWA Table (Booth 1753) from 1-3pm as Kristine Smith. I will also be making the switch to Alex Gordon and giving away copies of GIDEON, but that time hasn’t been confirmed yet, so check back if you’re interested. In any case, stop by–I’ll be happy to sign books, programs, etc. I’ve never attended an ALA before, so I am also looking forward to visiting the other exhibits and seeing all there is to see.

I’m participating in the Clarion West Write-a-thon for the first time. I daresay most everyone who reads or writes speculative fiction knows of the Clarion Writers Workshops. I first heard of them in the 70s, when I came upon the Clarion student anthologies in the grown-up section of the library. I never attended, but so many friends have. It’s an institution, and like many such endeavors, it needs financial support. The Write-a-thon provides that via sponsorship of participating writers. The list of writers is here. Chose your writer, and you will be taken to the donation page. You don’t have to register in order to donate.

My page is here, in case you would, you know, like to sponsor me. The Write-a-thon begins tomorrow–ack!–and runs until 28 July. I will be updating the page on a regular basis with snippets of works-in-progress, along with a surprise or two.