Monday, December 20, 2010

Hailing On All Frequencies!

Well, the 25th is fast approaching and for those of us who celebrate Christmas, I'd like to wish you a safe and relaxing holiday.

May you celebrate this special time of year with your family and friends and remember the true message behind the "reason for the season". 

Merry Christmas, Brigaders!

NEW RELEASES
Jennifer Leelan and Mima are releasing their anthology BOUND AMONG THE STARS on Dec.20th at Liquid Silver Books.










Erica Hayes' Book 4 in the Shadowfae Chronicles, BLOOD CURSED, is due for release on 2nd August, 2011 in the US & UK.










Francis Pauli has a new release, her holiday diesel punk, LORDS OF OAK AND HOLLY. It came out on the 15th from Devine Destinies.










MEMBERS' NEWS
Laurie Green and Jennifer Hart have placed in the HF/SF/F section of the RWA FFP On The Far Side contest. Final results below. Well done, ladies!
Hard SF/SF/F: Danielle Rose Poiesz, Editor, Penguin
1st: Jennifer Hart - "Stellar Timing"
2nd: Elizabeth Struble - "StarWay to Paradise"
3rd: Laurie Green - "The Outer Planets"
For a full set of results, click on this link.

The SFR Brigade will be participating in the SFR Holiday Blitz this year.  The event begins Monday morning, December 20th and lasts until December 26th with free books to be awarded on December 27th. This is the 2nd annual event and it's bigger and better for 2010, with 15 participating blogs, and over 50 SFR books to be given away by at least 33 participating authors! Mark your calendar and stay tuned.

NEW COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER NEEDED!
December 27th, 2010 will be my last week of posting Hailing On All Frequencies! Due to time contraints, I'm signing off as chief collater and information gatherer for this weekly round-up.
If any Brigader would like to take over this commission (feel free to use the same format if you like) then please contact Laurie Green and she'll happily let you take your place on the bridge at the communications station.
Thank you to everyone who's sent in information and snippets - it's been a pleasure promoting SFR and our Brigaders!
Kylie Griffin - Comms Officer

BLOGGING
Maree Anderson has been a guest all this week at the following blogs (and giving away free copies of her latest release, FROM THE ASHES) - Dark Side DownUnder and Helene Young's blog.

Over at Kylie Griffin's blog this week...
13th Dec. - The 12 Days of Christmas - a light-hearted list of things to do before the big day
16th Dec. - Who's That Girl? Interview with Chris Taylor
19th Dec. - You Know You're a Paranormal Author When...poking fun (in a nice way, myself included) at those who write in this genre
23rd Dec. - Who's That Girl? Interview with Maggie Le Page - a writer who hails from Quake-City (Christchurch), New Zealand
25th Dec. - Christmas is...a time of giving books, of course! 

BOOK REVIEWS, GIVE-AWAYS & BOOK SIGNINGS
Francis Pauli kicked off book two of her Space Slug saga, a free SFR read. Both book one and the new, SLUG OPERA, can be found at this link along with the Space Slug Galaxy Guide and Slugationary. 

Erica Hayes is visiting the Dark Side DownUnder blog on Thursday 16th Dec for Magic Thursday and is giving away a copy of POISON KISSED (Bk 3 in the Shadowfae Chronicles) to one lucky person who leaves a comment. 

INFORMATION OF INTEREST
From the Irene Goodman Agency website. Might be of interest to some of you:

"Irene Goodman will be conducting a live webinar on Thursday, December 16th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on How an Agent Picks a Client: From Query to Career.
This event will give you an inside look at exactly what goes through an agent’s mind through each step of the submission process when  making this all-important decision. And with this peek inside an agent’s mind, writers will see what makes a query letter stand out, what makes an agent request sample pages or a book proposal, and how agents evaluate single titles vs. a book series.
In addition to instructing, Irene Goodman will be taking questions live during the webinar. No question goes unanswered."

Here is the registration link.

"All registrants are invited to submit either a query letter or the first page of a manuscript (300 words or fewer for each) immediately after the event. All submissions will receive a critique from the instructor. (All the instructor's funds will be donated to charity—specifically: the Foundation Fighting Blindness and the Deafness Research Foundation.)"

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for another fabulous round-up, Kylie. HOAF is such a great source of SFR-related info.

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