Stuff happening in places with people doing things!

Busy week coming up, boys and girls, as part of the run-up to The Broken Kingdoms’ launch. A list: Sunday, Oct 24: I’ll be reading from my short story “The Effluent Engine” at Steampunk Day at the Dumbo Lofts, here in NYC. Then I’m leaving on a jet plane, and… Wednesday, October 27: I’ll be in London! Reading at the BSFA meeting there, and getting interviewed in person by Niall Harrison. ::wibble:: Might also be doing a Q&A with Orbit UK; more on this later. Then… Saturday, Oct. 30: I’ll be doing a signing with Karen Miller at Forbidden Planet! …

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Altered Fluid Interview at Clarkesworld

This got posted last week, but I was busy moving and only had time to Tweet it. People often ask published authors how they got to where they are. The route is different for every author — but for me, it’s included a number of good writing groups. My current group is Altered Fluid, a New York-area group that’s been running since 2002 or so. Every writing group has its own culture, and what I like about AF’s is that they’re a group of similarly dedicated people — we meet every week, for example — who understand the value of …

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Last Minute Promo is Last Minute

Gah! Been so obsessed with book 3 that I’ve missed a few things. Quick update: First, I’m going to be phone interviewed tonight, at the blog Other Worlds of Romance. You can tune in on BlogTalk Radio (see the widget on her site). Next! I’ll be at Wiscon starting on Thursday. I did mention that, at least. More! NYC-area folks, my writing group Altered Fluid will be the gala — which is New Yorkian for “last minute” — guests at the NYRSF reading this coming Tuesday. I and three of my AF peeps will be reading short pieces, so come …

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Three cool things about nebulas.

1) Although my short story “Non-Zero Probabilities” has been nominated for a Nebula (and a Hugo!) this year, I will not be attending the Nebula Weekend in Florida this year. Just got too much on my plate already. But there will be a New York-area Nebula simulcast sponsored by SFWA, which is open to the public (though cheaper for SFWA members). If you’re in the area, check it out! 2) As part of the Nebula Awards process this year, the administrators are doing interviews with all the nominees, posted on the awards website. Some fantastic interviews have already been posted …

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Blog Tour: FantasyBookCritic

Another interview! This one with Mihir Wanchoo of FantasyBookCritic. FBC’s Robert and Liviu gave me some of my first five-star reviews when 100K came out (you can see them both at Goodreads), so I’m especially happy to do an interview for this site. A sample: What level of technology is the overall world of the 100K kingdoms set at? I mean for eg. The city of Aramari (sic) seems to be very technologically advanced, however the rest of the world doesn’t seem to match up in that regard. Technologically speaking, all of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms are at about Renaissance-level …

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Not an April Fool’s Joke

I started to make a joke about scrapping book 3 in its current form and writing it over from the perspective of Zombie Scimina, who’s been cursed by Nahadoth to walk the earth like Caine looking for braaaains, which would allow me to take advantage of the new popularity of zombie fiction and improbable mashups… but that wasn’t funny. Anyway, the serious news is, Clarkesworld Magazine has posted an interview with me, in which I talk about The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, “Non-Zero Probabilities”, and rejectomancy. A taste: The world of the Inheritance trilogy, you’ve mentioned elsewhere, began with images. What …

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Interview at Sci-Fi Fan Letter

Still on retreat, and making good progress — wrote 2000 words yesterday and did 2 chapters of copyedit. Also, having fun. But in the meantime, the promotion machine churns on; I did this interview with Sci-Fi Fan Letter awhile back, and they’ve posted it today. Check it out! An excerpt: When and where do you write? I make myself write every day, at least a thousand words a day, preferably two thousand. Generally I work best in midmorning to afternoon (which is one of the reasons why I quit my job), and I work equally well in my home office …

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Two, two, two interviews in one (post)

The blog tour goes to two places today, folks — first down to Nashville, where I’m in the author spotlight with the Nashville Examiner, where I got a little philosophical during the interview: So does Jemisin hope that her novel offers a specific message to the reader? “No. Honestly, I think that artists have a responsibility to write whatever is in their soul or head and then stop. Then, it’s up to the reader to draw whatever they want out of it. As far as I am concerned reading is the ultimate interactive experience. The writer gives the words, but …

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Blog Tour: Dribbledom?

A loooooong interview with me (it took 4 days!) over at A Dribble of Ink. Lots and lots of stuff in that one, like why I use initials and why I hated unicorns as a little girl. Also links to a review of 100K; check it out! ETA: Almost forgot — there are bigass spoilers in this interview, not just for 100K but the whole Inheritance Trilogy. You have been warned!

Romantic Times Interview

This actually came out earlier this month, but I wanted to get permission from the folks at Romantic Times before I posted it, which I have now done. In the March 2010 issue, there’s a fantastic interview with me and another author, Lauren Oliver, about how living in Brooklyn is Teh Kewl. (Romantic Times itself is located in Brooklyn.) The interview won’t be posted online, so if you want to see it farreals you’ll need to go get yourself a copy of Romantic Times. Note that this article references the GOLD rating/review of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms that ran in …

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