As you might imagine, I am a little busy (and a lot forgetful) at the moment–summer has arrived in Seattle, and this is the Season–where speculative fiction writers and readers get together for weekly readings and gatherings. I’m hosting online events for Clarion West (a Tweetchat today and a Google Hangout interview with Randy Henderson next Sunday) and yes….writing as I have time and energy.
I have some sponsors (thank you!) but I would love more–by sponsoring me, you’ll get a new excerpt from the book I’m writing every week and a bonus ebook at the end of the Write-a-thon. Sounds good, right? Every little bit–$10, $20, $50–helps!
In Thistle’s mind, her Bright stirred, a gust winding around her. That was the only warning she got before Idris dropped from the ceiling, the ribbons fluttering around her. Pressing her hands down against the air, her fall slowed abruptly as Thistle’s bright stirred in reaction.
Thistle had never met another warmaga who had such precise control over her talent—mostly they were good for blowing holes in building and shield walls.
Irdris landed on one of the steps, her knees taking what was left of the fall before bouncing upright with a satisfied smirk on her lips. Thistle laughed. “You’re going to break your neck some day, doing that.”
“Probably.” Idris gave her a thin smile. To Lynnis, she said, “It worked perfectly. Not even Thistle spotted me.”
“Not that I was looking.”
Why should you sponsor me?
You’ll get sneak peeks into what I’m writing and at the end of the Write-a-thon, you’ll get a novelette cowritten by me and Storm Wilder. But not just that, you’ll be supporting me and my writing.
But if you don’t feel like sponsoring me, there are a ton of writers writing for the Write-a-thon like J.M. Sidorova, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, An Owomoyela, Nisi Shawl, Nalo Hopkinson, and Cassandra Rose Clarke — women, PoC, people whose voices are from outside the mainstream.
Why should you support Clarion West?
Clarion West runs a six-week workshop for writers of speculative fiction at the beginning of their careers. It doesn’t do just that, though—it provides continuing education for writers, and it provides a community that extends around the world.
More than that, though, it provides support and access for writers who might otherwise have high barriers to getting published.
Supporting Clarion West supports new and diverse voices in science fiction and fantasy. These are the writers you’ll want to be reading 5, 10, 20 years down the road.
Sponsor me here: http://www.clarionwest.org/members/kris-millering/
Browse the list of writers here: http://www.clarionwest.org/groups/write-a-thon-2014/members/
Learn more about the Write-a-thon and sponsor multiple writers here: http://www.clarionwest.org/writeathon/