Dragon Awards?

I received an e-mail this morning from reader Dennison S., who pointed out that the first two books in my current Cochrane’s Company trilogy are eligible for nomination for this year’s Dragon Awards, the biggest reader-selected award in the USA. I was flattered, of course, although I don’t know what my chances will be against luminaries such as Larry Correia, John Ringo et. al.  They’re the superstars in the mil-SF field;  I’m a relative amateur by comparison!  Nevertheless, he wanted to nominate my books, so I said he should go ahead.  I asked him to nominate the middle book of the

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LibertyCon is outdoing – and outgrowing – itself

As you know, Miss D. and I just returned from LibertyCon in Chattanooga, TN last weekend.  We’re tired, but getting over it, and picking up the threads of normal life once again.  (Miss D.’s after-action report is here.  We came home with a couple of lovely paintings by Melissa Gay from the Con’s art exhibition.  My wife picked out this one for the lounge, and I bought this one to go over our fireplace.) It was a great weekend.  We enjoyed the company of old friends, made some new ones, gave seminars, took in others, learned a lot, and hopefully helped others learn. 

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Halfway home, and another great restaurant discovery

Miss D., Alma and I are overnighting just outside Little Rock, Arkansas, halfway home to Texas after a fun experience at LibertyCon last weekend.  We’ll hit the road again tomorrow morning, and be home by early evening, God willing. We asked Alma to choose a promising restaurant for dinner this evening, after we’d checked into our hotel.  She found The Pantry Eatery, a Czech restaurant which has three branches in the Little Rock region.  We chose the one nearest to our hotel, The Pantry West, and we headed there with eager anticipation.  We were not disappointed.  The service was great,

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Heading for LibertyCon

Miss D., our friend Alma Boykin and I are on the road, heading for the LibertyCon science fiction and fantasy convention in Chattanooga this weekend.  It’s a long drive, about 15 hours plus stops, so we’re taking it relatively easy.  That still beats dealing with the TSA and flying cattle class – and the cost works out pretty much the same. This is going to be an interesting LibertyCon.  It’s moved to the Marriott Hotel, after many years at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo hotel in that city, which was never a very satisfactory venue.  I don’t know if it’ll stay at the Marriott,

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My wife’s latest book is published!

Miss D. has just published her second novel, “Shattered Under Midnight“.   The blurb reads: Raina escaped to Freeport with a tour booked under a stolen ID, and a plan to lose herself in the city. Instead, she found a city in revolt, and now both sides are after her to control the alien gifts engineered into her DNA. Her only ally is an offworld investigator trying to get to the bottom of the explosive mix of on-planet and alien politics… but his secrets are even deadlier than her own. From the back alleys of the souk to the depths

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