Alycia Christine

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WorldCon Report 2

Well, gang, I’m back in the writing swing of things. I have two new short stories ("Seedling" and "The Star Child and the Golden Seed") written, edited and submitted for publication so keep your fingers crossed. My finish of Skinshifter Chapter 19 was stalled during August in favor of these short stories, but I plan to have it and Chapter 20 finished hopefully by October.
As far as domestic life goes, I had my in-laws in town for the first time since the wedding. After three days of goofing off and helping us hang pictures, they left for the rest of their vacation. Matthew and I continue to put our house in order little by little. We finally hung the last three big wall decorations yesterday. We hope to hang the living room curtains by the end of the week and that should finish out all wall decoration in our house. I still have wedding notes to finish writing, but that should also be completed this week as well.
I am finally posting a list of some of the many wonderful WorldCon attendees I met, so check out their links and have fun reading their works! By the way, the lion share of the people I met at WorldCon were members of: Viable Paradise, Clarion West, SFWA, or Hadley Rille Books. Check out the organizations!
Pam topayz4 
Heather heatherdoodle 
Tony Frazier
Camille Alexa camillealexa 
Mike Brotherton prof_brotherton 
Julia Dvorin  quixhobbit 

Jim Fiscus

Paul Genesse
Frank Gibbard hfgibbard 
(Kelly) Jude-Marie Green saycestsay 
Chris Kastensmidt ckastens ckastens 

Lancer Kind

Elizabeth Moon e_moon60 
Eric Reynolds ericreynolds 
Lawrence M. Schoen klingonguy 
Kim Vandermort writerknv

James Van Pelt jimvanpelt 

Caroline Yoachim carolineyoachim 

I hope I’ve remembered everyone but I know I haven’t. I can remember far more faces than names now so if I’m missing someone, yell at me!

:0) Alycia

Teaser: Sumari’s Solitude

For my wonderful readers’ pleasure, I have included the beginning of “Sumari’s Solitude” which I read at the Hadley Rille Books panel at WorldCon. I hope you enjoy it. Don’t forget that the Ruins Metropolis anthology is available through,,,, and BookPeople in Austin. Visit for more great anthologies and news.

Sumari stood near the balcony’s sheltering pillar watching the breath of the gods make living waves of the sand dunes beyond Aamanru Temple. Her small right hand kept her dark veil in check while the left fist held the deep opening of her indigo robes firmly closed to shield her gold pendant and tattoo from the dancing dust. She huddled near the warmth of an alabaster lamp and sadly watched the sun, Aa’s eye, descend into the desert.

“High Priestess?” a male’s voice hissed.

She turned away from the sunlit sands and beheld a lamia guard watching her curiously.

“King Draigoss has arrived, Mistress,” he said, bowing low. “You are needed at the front entry.”

She watched the act with bemusement, wondering how he could actually balance well enough on his scaly tail to demonstrate such an act of respect toward her.

“Very well, Kaa, I shall greet him. Have you said your evening prayers yet?”

The strapping snake-man shook his human-like head. “No, Mistress, but I shall once I escort you to the main hall.”

She smiled. “Very well then…to the task at once. We should not keep the exalted Sathe or the good king waiting.”

WorldCon Report, Part 1

WorldCon was awesome! I met so many neat people and attended several informative panels and fun parties. The Hadley Rille Books panel boasted readings from roughly eight different authors including myself. My first ever public story reading went very well and I autographed somewhere between 10-20 copies of the Ruin Metropolis anthology during the weekend. I also handed out signed copies of some of my photography as an extra promotion for Hadley Rille Books. I had the chance to hang around the Hadley Rille Books table in the dealer’s room. In the process I became better acquainted with the editor Eric Reynolds and discovered him to be a very nice and interesting individual. I also had the opportunity to talk with such SciFi writing legends as Elizabeth Moon as well as several immerging stars. I am of course very glad to be back home with Matthew and getting regular hours of sleep now, but my experiences at the con were truly priceless. I plan to include a fairly comprehensive list of Web page links for the many wonderful people I met at WorldCon hopefully later this week so that you can see their work. For now, though, I’m off to work on market reports and will probably try to finish more wedding thank you notes tonight after dinner. Bye for now!


One more day until WorldCon! I will be in Denver and roaming the Colorado Convention Center halls as of Thursday morning. Drop by and say hello to me and the other awesome authors at the Hadley Rille Books panel at 10AM on Thursday. You can also find me by bumming around the Hadley Rille Books table in the dealers room. I will have an autograph session set up there at some point during the weekend (although I will not know the scheduled time until after the panel). Cheers, everyone! I look forward to meet you all!


I’m sitting at the office with my foot tapping because a) I’ve finished all of my markets and b) I leave for the Dallas area tomorrow. Between now and then I have to buy pantyhose, get cash, wash my car, tan, and finish packing (my desk, my bathroom, my closets, and my suitcase).


All of my earthly possessions will be moved next week as soon as Matt and I get back from a short honeymoon. I’ll then send him back to Pennsylvania so that he can finish his packing and moving. If all goes well, we might have a home put together by August. If all does not go well, Matt will be moving his stuff in during the time that I’m at WorldCon and we will start the culling process after I get back.


I’ll be offline (except for occasional office E-mail checks) for a week or two until we get Internet established in the new apartment. I hope to be writing normally again by August. With the wedding, trips, two moves, and in-laws’ visit, I have no idea if that is even feasible. I do hope to at least find out whether my story submissions are accepted for publication. We shall see.

For now I bid all my readers a fond goodbye and look forward to talking with you soon.

Wedding and WorldCon


I’m going to WorldCon! I will be one of the authors reading at the Thursday 10AM Hadley Rille Books Panel. I will also be floating around the convention from August 7-9. Come find me and say hello!


My other wonderful news:

-The wedding is this week and I’m leaving for wedding festivities on Thursday!

-I’m making very good progress on my apartment packing!


To Do List:

-Finish packing up my apartment

-Finish packing for Honeymoon

-Go for the last two sessions of tanning

-Remember to get some decent sleep

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