Greater Beyond, beginning May 31st

Serial chapter postings from the next book of Bones of Starlight, 3: Greater Beyond will begin on May 31st! I’m really excited about this one, where so much will be revealed and this saga come to a close. Until then, expect various updates.

This posting is coming from the Writer’s Room of the London Library, as a guest of my member friend! From a glance at the portraits, I see that T.S. Eliot and Alfred, Lord Tennyson have preceded me here (as previous presidents of the library). Yes, that’s me there on the right, image permission granted by the other pictured member.

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Yesterday in London, I was able to visit a unique independent bookstore also loved by other visiting writers: Word on the Water! A fine selection of books aboard a comfy houseboat with a fire-tending dog, and they also hold featured events. In this photo I’m standing in front with the owner, John.

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Review: Abyss Surrounding by Black Gate

An excellent review for the second book of this trilogy has come in from Alfie Award-winning fantasy literature periodical Black Gate.

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“Entirely as complex, multilayered, and compelling as the first, Abyss Surrounding offers daring new concepts along with enticing new situations holding familiar characters in their clutches.”

Reviewer Damien Moore picked out some personal highlights and used glowing words, such as “endlessly wondrous” and “read the book.”

You can read it here on this website in the linked originally serialized postings organized by title in the menu at the top, or obtain it via your favorite major channel, including your local bookstore.

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Upcoming: Last Word Books Olympia, Creative Commons Global Summit

LAST WORD BOOKS – OLYMPIA – 17TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

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In the heart of Washington’s state capital, lives a bookstore that is so much more. I’m pleased to provide part of the entertainment for the anniversary party with a reading this weekend! Link through the image for the event page.

CREATIVE COMMONS GLOBAL SUMMIT 2019 – LISBON

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I am one of the presenters at the Creators of the Commons Lightning Talks session for this year’s Creative Commons Global Summit in Lisbon, Portugal.

The focus of my 15-minute talk is as follows:
CC Profiles in Arts & Entertainment Frontiers – How are license holders innovating the usage of Creative Commons rights in commercial cultural fields where they are not in wide usage? Science fiction fantasy author Eva L. Elasigue will discuss her use of CC in the realm of book and story publishing, from internet serialization, platform partnership, artistic collaboration, to print products. She will also bring word of other creative project innovators from the science fiction fantasy media genre and beyond.

I am deeply honored to be a scholarship recipient in order to attend this meeting, which will also be my first visit to Portugal. Thankful for this recognition by the creative rights movement I’ve loved since its inception, that is designing copyrights that work the way I thought they already did in the innocence of my youth.

 

Recaps: Great American Diner, Norwescon

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This swanky West Seattle diner has an open mic hosted by musician and friend Alan Sobel, and this happened to be along my way to Norwescon. I took a spot on the mic for a short book reading, making this the first time I’ve played to a diner (though Cafe Racer for Two-Hour Transport is close). To hardly any interruption and for a sale, it was a fine stop.

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Excellent discussions and fabulous times. It is so satisfying being a creative intellectual playtime wonderland host & participant. Many topics enjoyably covered, and plenty of new interest in Bones of Starlight! Welcome. Picture details in captions.

 

Norwescon Schedule

Here is my schedule for Norwescon Seattle, April 18-21! I’m enthused to be included in programming all weekend long. Come find me, or I just might find you.

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Supporting Our Writing Community
Cascade 7 & 8
Thursday 2–3 p.m.
The writing world can feel small and vast all at once. As a community, we can help one another grow as authors, connect to others in the industry, and lift each other up during trying times. As a team, we are much stronger. Take part in this panelist/audience discussion to come up with new ways we can support our fellow authors, agents, and editors.
Jasmine Silvera (M), Chimedum Ohaegbu, Jon Lasser, Eva L. Elasigue

Check your Writer Privilege
Cascade 7 & 8
Thursday 4–5 p.m.
Writers have been wrong before, and they’ll be wrong again. A bad blog post, a great tweet—it’s part of the job to take risks. Even if you’re writing well, you’ll make mistakes. Join us as we discuss potential appropriation issues and how to handle these writing and professional snafus, both within yourself and your audience, and how to grow from the experience.
J. F. High (M), Eva L. Elasigue, Ren Cummins

Storing the Harvest
Cascade 10
Thursday 6–7 p.m.
How did people escape the endless cycle of feast or famine? We will review techniques to prepare and preserve meats and vegetables and see if any of these techniques are still appropriate today. Samples may be available for the brave.
Alan Andrist (M), Dr. Ricky, Ann Shilling, Eva L. Elasigue

Superhero Yoga
Grand 2
Friday 9:30–10 a.m.
Start off your super day! Gain strength and confidence from power poses, which sometimes correlate to traditional yoga or martial arts, straight from the panels or scenes. Breathe deeply. Relax and loosen those muscles like the hero you are. Go boldly into your Norwescon Friday energized for the day’s activities! Wear comfortable clothes. This is a low-impact physical activity.
Eva L. Elasigue (M)

Science Builds!
Cascade 5 & 6
Friday 11–noon
Could science build the animals of fantasy? Could a dragon exist? Breath fire? Fly? Talk?
Jake McKinzie (M), Eva L. Elasigue, Charlotte Lewis Brown, Dr. Ricky

Superhero Yoga
Grand 2
Saturday 9:30–10 a.m.
Start off your super day! Gain strength and confidence from power poses, which sometimes correlate to traditional yoga or martial arts, straight from the panels or scenes. Breathe deeply. Relax and loosen those muscles like the hero you are. Go boldly into your Norwescon Friday energized for the day’s activities! Wear comfortable clothes. This is a low-impact physical activity.
Eva L. Elasigue (M)

I Love Your Work, I Promise: Support Tips for Busy Geeks
Cascade 11
Saturday 11–noon
We’ve all been there. An artist we like is doing something cool, and we want to support them, but we don’t have the money, the time, or the spoons. How can we still show our support? Come find answers direct from our pros (who are fans too!). They’ll share tips on ways to show fannish gratitude, even when you’re strapped for resources.
Jonny Nero Action Hero (M), Eva L. Elasigue, Shubzilla, LEX the Lexicon Artist

Creativity Toolbox For Young Writers and Artists
Olympic 1
Saturday noon–1 p.m.
Come to Olympic 1 to join a variety of fun games and activities that will build a toolbox of skills for young creators of all kinds.
Kari Ann Ramadorai (M), Eva L. Elasigue

Anime, Anime, Anime!
Cascade 5 & 6
Saturday 9–10 p.m.
For all of you who wish you could be at Sakura Con as well as Norwescon, this panel is for you! We’ll be diving into the wonderful world of anime and covering the basics for those of you who are sticking your toes in for the first time, as well as exploring the latest and the greatest for those of you who have been swimming around for a while now.
Mimi Noyes (M), Gabriel de los Angeles, Eva L. Elasigue

Reading: Eva L. Elasigue
Cascade 3
Sunday 10:30–11 a.m.
Bones of Starlight 2: Abyss Surrounding, the newly-released second volume of Bones of Starlight, the fantasy space opera trilogy! When few can cross the growing divide, those who do become the fulcrum in the turn of events. Vedani, the Hirylien Remainder, Kao-Sidhe, and exile Dragons, together exert their concerted resentments upon the Pan-Galactic Imperium, which begins to waver with uncertainty. Chains of connection break and form as critical elements rearrange. Rated PG.
Eva L. Elasigue (M)

Writer AND Publisher – What Were You Thinking?
Cascade 11
Sunday 11–noon
Science fiction writers who are also publishers talk about the different skills of a writer versus a publisher, and why they ended up doing both.
Tod McCoy (M), Eva L. Elasigue, Sienna Saint-Cyr