Saturday, May 31, 2008

June is Book Reviewing Month

Just got this post from a book reviewer/author and fellow "Broad" (member of Broad Universe). Sounds interesting and useful...

June is 'Book Reviewing' month at Blogcritics Magazine!

To promote the release of The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing, co-author Mayra Calvani will be interviewing 15+ reviewers and review editors during the month of June. Learn all about the business of book reviewing and what's in the mind of some of the most popular reviewers on the internet today. Some of the guests will include: Alex Moore from ForeWord Magazine, James Cox from Midwest Book Review, Irene Watson from Reader Views, Andrea Sisco from Armchair Interviews, Magdalena Ball from The Compulsive Reader, Sharyn McGinty from In The Library Reviews, Lea Schizas from Muse Book Reviews, Linda Baldwin from Road to Romance, Hilary Williamson from Book Loons, Judy Clark from Mostly Fiction, and many others!

To see the complete lineup, visit: The Slippery Book Review Blog.

Between June 1st and June 30th, stop by Blogcritics and leave a comment under the reviewer interviews for a chance to win a Pump Up Your Book Promotion Virtual Book Tour (coordinated by book marketing guru Dorothy Thompson), OR, as an alternative to a non-author winner, a $50 B&N gift certificate!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Good news

The signing at Pandemonium was fun, and as a side benefit, they're now carrying both Darksome Thirst and The Old Power Returns. So, if you're looking for a bricks-and-mortar store in Cambridge, MA that sells my books, try Pandemonium. (And tell Tyler I said hi!)

Another place that will be carrying my books is the online bookstore Horror Mall. I don't see the books listed yet, but this is a very new development, so I'm not surprised.

Also "not listed yet" is the Kindle version of The Old Power Returns. The Kindle version of Darksome Thirst has been available for a couple of months, but TOPR was held back due to some formatting problems.

And if that isn't good news enough, I'm going to be interviewed in July for a podcast and one of my short stories will appear in an anthology! I'll publish details on both as soon as I have confirmation of dates and things.

Gotta run. I need to start packing for WisCon. Woo hoo!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Morven's appearances in May

May is always fairly busy for me. There's always something to do (or ignore) around the outside of the house. It seems that people in New England start coming out of hibernation right about now and start having get-togethers, and events open up in general.

Here are two events I'm participating in in May.

Signing at Pandemonium Books (May 10, 2008)
Cambridge, MA
2:00 pm

I'll be signing books at Pandemonium Books and Games, 4 Pleasant St., Cambridge, MA 02139, with fellow members of New England Horror Writers. Authors include me, Inanna Arthen (Mortal Touch), Scott Goudsward (Trailer Trash, Shadows Over New England), Henry P. Gravelle (Ten Wide), Nate Kenyon (Bloodstone), Alisa M. Libby (The Blood Confession), L.L.Soares (Best of Horrorfind 2, Right House on the Left), and Jennifer Yarter-Polmatier (The Madness Within).

Founded in 1989, Pandemonium has been a Cambridge institution for almost two decades and has been the Boston area's premier source of science fiction, fantasy, and supernatural. For more information, visit their web site at

WisCon 32 (May 23-26, 2008)
Madison, Wisconsin
I'll be doing a short ("rapid-fire") reading with Broad Universe on Saturday at 1, in Assembly. At other times during the convention, I'll be taking my turn at staffing the Broad Universe table in the dealer's room. WisCon is the first and foremost feminist science fiction convention in the world, with offerings ranging from science fiction to fantasy to horror to non-fiction. For more info on the convention, visit

For more info on Broad Universe, see