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Superstars Writing Seminar Scholarship Winners

Every year, Superstars presents the Don Hodge Memorial Scholarship to worthy applicants who want to come to the Superstars Writing Seminar in Colorado Springs, a pro-level business-oriented seminar on the business and on building your writing career.

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Brand Identity

When I started my career with traditionally published novels, my editors and publicists encouraged me to make sure I mentioned the publisher whenever I talked in interviews and panels. I would promote my novels and proudly announce that it was “from Signet Books” or “from Bantam Books” or HarperCollins, or Warner, or Tor. I would print up my own postcards and bookmarks, sometimes even take out ads in publications. Once, I was roundly criticized for forgetting to put a publisher’s logo on the back of a postcard (that I paid for out of my own pocket).

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Getting Away from It All

As the weather turns colder and hiking season wraps up, it’s time for some reflection and nostalgia.

I have been on some truly epic adventures and vacations, but simply “getting away from it all” to recharge the creative batteries doesn’t always need to be an ambitious, expensive, and time-consuming project.

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I’m a Professor! Certificate in Publishing

Following up on my announcement from a few weeks ago, I’m now on the faculty of Western State Colorado University as an adjunct professor in the Graduate Program for Creative Writing. I’m helping out with their Certificate of Publishing program and I’m currently the only finalist candidate to serve as director of the program starting next summer (a position I hope to be offered as soon as I finish my MFA, which is a requirement).

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We’re Full of Stars! ADVENTURE SF STORYBUNDLE

Strap into your cockpit, fire up the faster-than-light engines, and set course for the nearest star. I’ve got a grab bag of 13 excellent science fiction books all in one new Adventure SF storybundle. Get them all for as little as $15, and help out a great charity, too!

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Truly EPIC 2017

Once again, it’s time for our annual TRULY EPIC FANTASY StoryBundle, with tremendous imaginative novels that will draw the sword right out of your stone!

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DRAGONCON schedule

My Dragoncon schedule. Exact rooms in the program book. Be sure to come to my reading of the new Dan Shamble story on Saturday!
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Totality

It took me completely by surprise. Rebecca and I made plans to drive three hours out of Colorado into the foothills of Wyoming to find a place where we could watch the total solar eclipse. It was a bucket-list item for both of us. I’ve been to six of the seven continents, seen the Grand Canyon and the Sahara Desert, Inca ruins in the Andes, Mayan pyramids in the Yucatan. My undergrad degree was in astronomy, and a total eclipse was something I didn’t want to miss.

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LAST CITIES OF EARTH

My friend Jeff Sturgeon is an amazing artist with an amazing imagination.
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The Highest High—Reaching the Summit of Mount Sherman

“It’s a test of ultimate will, a heartbreak climb uphill”—Rush, “Marathon”

Yesterday, I led a group of dedicated Rush fans up to the summit of Mount Sherman (14,036 ft) in Colorado. It was a hard climb, especially for the flatlanders—members of our group came from all across the country, from Virginia, Missouri, North Carolina, California, and Colorado. This was our second year in a row, reaching the top of the world.

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