SmorgasBlog Post III: Worldcon, Woops and WATTYS 2015!

Robert Slater saw Robert Sawyer at a Spider Robinson play, while Spider joined us by Skype! I saw and heard Robert Silverberg’s hilarious, tambourine accompanied plea for peace like they had at the 1968 Worldcon in Berkley. In between the tear gas and cannabis...

Radcon Schedule

Holy moly. How is Feb 6th already? Here’s my schedule for RadCon 6C in Pasco, Washington next weekend: NEW SESSION ADDED on Young Adult Fiction. Friday, Feb 13 5:30:pm-6:30:pm Student Writers: Tips for Growing as a Writer Our visiting writers and editors give...

Coming to the end of 2014! Thanks and more…

Looking forward to 2015 as we wrap up 2014! What’s to come? 2014 was amazing for me as an author. It was everything I hoped for, if not everything I dreamed of. Where is that contract for the foreign rights, and the option on the screenplay? 😉 Seriously, I hit...

The Doldrums, Rising Tide and Banned Books

The last month has been a hard one in terms of writing. Though I wrote 55,000 words this summer, probably more than I have ever written, it was not the 75,000 and the finished rough drafts of a novel and a novella. Instead, I have unfinished drafts of two novels and a...

Ladies and Gentlemen, Class of 2014. Sunscreen. Really!

Notes from a Commencement Address to Windward High School’s Class of 2014. Ladies and Gentlemen, Class of 2014. Sunscreen. Really What is Rob known for? Not throwing things away? Recycling? So the best way to offer advice? Recycle it. Borrow from the best. So,...