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Friday, March 21, 2014

Wow. How very kind!

Scott Sandridge posted this the other day on Facebook:

Stupid silly list time (Gee, thanks, y'all).
 Top 15 Most Influential Writers (not in any best to least order):
 Hmm, it was actually hard to reduce it to just 15.
J.R.R. Tolkien
 Nathaniel Hawthorne
 Edgar Allen Poe
 Margaret Weiss
 Tracy Hickman
Stephen King
Eugie Foster
Paul Levinson
 Algis Budrys
 Eric Griffin
Orson Scott Card
 Harlan Ellison
Stephen Zimmer
Michael Ehart
Frank Creed

I am honored that my scribblings have been an influence on someone else's writing. Writing is a lonely pursuit, and many times I have wondered if anyone at all was reading what I write. It is nice to know that someone is paying attention :)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Been a little out of touch

The only thing I wrote in the last year was a book review for Cascade Subduction Zone. That was it. Nothing more. I got 10 bucks for it, and I nearly lost the check. But..... I am back. I am starting to write, I have updated my security blog, and I am ready to rumble. Fair warning.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Preorder Dark Faith II and save 10%

As I have mentioned, my collaboration with the amazing Nisi Shawl will be in Dark Faith II, along with stories by Mike Resnick, Jay Lake and many others. You know you want this! Preorder at this link and use the referral code DFEhart. Lots of yummy reading goodness, just in time for vacation!

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Clarion West!

I am participating in the Clarion West Write-a-Thon and need your support. Drop by and donate $10, 20 or 100 bucks here: You'll be supporting a great program and making me look good. I'm writing a Ninshi story ---the first in three years.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

In Blood and Song sold!

My collaberation with the amazing Nisi Shawl has borne fruit! "In Blood and Song" will be in the upcoming Dark Faith II anthology. It is a story set in Africa, full of Dembe boxing, meat cutting, magic, conspiracy, lies and a riot. You know, a love story.

More pulpy goodness coming

A work in progress --- 2000+ words in a burst. Alternate history pulpy steampunk aireal war story set in 1930's Paraguay, with steam powered difference engines, and dirigibles. You know, a love story. Hope to finish it this weekend.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Writing again!

Just finished writing two short sendups of classic cozy mysteries, "Orange Juice and Paris Green" and "Mrs. Clive-Harris Solves a Mystery" --- and had a blast writing them. Sending to crit for a final tune up and then looking for a market. Usually I write to a market, or because someone asked me for a story. These were purely for fun.