A Look at the Hugo Award Novel Finalists

The Hugo Awards® nominees for best science fiction or fantasy in 2016 have been announced. The prestigious awards are voted on, and presented by, members of the World Science Fiction Society. Here is a marketing blurb for each of the … Continue reading

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Author on the Couch Interview

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Don’t miss today’s interview of me by Abbie Roads in her Author on the Couch series, where she asks in-depth question of writers about what makes them tick, what doesn’t, and why. Abbie Roads is the author of Race the … Continue reading

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Hugo Nominated Movies 2017

The finalists have been announced for the 2017 Hugo Awards, managed by the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS). There are good selections in the group, and the finalist lists are always a good place to find recent works that others … Continue reading

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J. C. Conway Newsletter Mailing List

If you would like to be notified by email of new releases and/or promotional giveaways or discounts, please sign up to the “J. C. Conway News and Updates” mailing list. I do not barrage my list members with a flood of emails. In fact, list mailings occur far less frequently than posts on my blog (which you can also follow). The most recent newsletter announced the weekend giveaway of my Another Wrong World anthology. I’m working now on an update that will include an excerpt from Towers of Earth.

I do not share my mailing list with anyone. For the time being, I use Mailchimp for these email announcements. There are other services that I might try in the future, but to date, I’ve found Mailchimp’s free services to be quite satisfactory.

It is a nice way for you to receive succinct notices related to my writing and occasional special offers. So consider signing up. It is always nice to know who wants to hear when I have a new release to share.

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Weekend Giveaway — Another Wrong World

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In response to requests for more stories, following the release of Towers of Earth, I’m offering this weekend (Friday March 24, 2017 through Sunday March 26, 2017) through Amazon free kindle copies of my short story anthology, Another Wrong World … Continue reading

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Colonization — Generation Ships

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There are countless tales that involve space colony missions moving at sub-light speed, covering the vast distance between stars over the course of hundreds, or even thousands, of years. There are two main options for these extraordinarily long voyages–sleeper ships … Continue reading

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Book Trailers

I haven’t yet learned a great deal about making book trailers. I’m interested. I am aware of a few resources that have been useful, and some others that might become useful. While it seems clearly possible to build a book … Continue reading

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Persons of Interest — Dorothy Davies

Dorothy Davies is one of my favorite publishing editors. She has put together countless themed anthologies for various publishing companies, presently editing anthologies for the Thirteen O’Clock Press imprint of Horrified Press. Dorothy Davies lives on the beautiful Isle of … Continue reading

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Last Day of Short Story Giveaway

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This giveaway has been well received by Amazon readers. Muphy’s Traverse was within the top 20 30-minute free reads all day Saturday, and Bingham’s Deep Woods Fairies reached a similar position in the Teen and Young Adult category, with a … Continue reading

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Plot

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The things that happen in a story. We’ve all experienced stories with terrific plots. We’ve all been disappointed by (or simply tolerated) weak plots. One quote that emphasizes the importance and place of plot is attributed to George Lucas: “Storytelling … Continue reading

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