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By roxannebland, Apr 14 2017 02:55PM

I suppose I was remiss in mentioning the live, 10-part radio interview series I did with CUTV News Radio from February 6 - April 10. Well, the shows are under the "NEWS" tab on the website, so you can listen to what you missed.

The good news is that I'll be doing another live, 8-part series on CUTV News Radio Fridays at 2 PM EDT (US) from May 19-July 7. I'll be plastering it all over Facebook, the Black Science Fiction Society website and everywhere else I have access. So watch for them.

Here's a picture of Pepper, a Basenji who used to own me.

That's what's up with me. What about you?

By roxannebland, Apr 3 2017 01:11PM

Just a quick note to let you all know that The Underground, Second Edition is now in the production phase. The goal is to launch it on May 15, 2017. Barring anything untoward happening, we're right on schedule. This is a good thing.

Stay tuned!

By roxannebland, Mar 15 2017 10:29AM

My life has been a whirlwind lately. Whirlwind? Ha! Try tornado.

Ah, well. It keeps me off the streets and out of trouble, as my father would say. But seriously, it has been a challenge, trying to keep up with all that's going on. Everything's a priority these days. And I don't multitask well. In fact, I'd go as far to say I can't multitask at all.

Don't get me wrong--I'm not complaining. The things I'm busy with are good things, like my marketing endeavor. Right now, I'm doing a series of radio shows in which I talk about me, my books, life, the universe, and everything. You can find them on the "News" page on this website. Jim Masters and Doug Llewellyn are great hosts. There are five shows so far, but eventually, there will be ten. Also under the "News" tab is my commercial (you can also find it on YouTube) And, of course, my video interview.

The Underground Second Edition is finished, and is now in the production phase. It'll be ready for publishing by the end of April--if not sooner--but I think I'll hold off until May. Why? I want to hold a launch party at Balticon, if I can. As of yet, I don't know. I'm hoping to find out soon, because if I'm going to do it, I have to start planning for it now.

It's con season! I've been to two this year, Arisia and Boskone. I was planning to go to Readercon, but I waited too late to get a hotel room. So I may go to RavenCon, which takes place next month. Better get that hotel room! Then there's DragonCon, of course. That's in September. I'm so looking forward to it--haven't been in ten years.

On top of everything else, I've even managed to find time to write. Not a lot, but the manuscript is progressing. Right now I'm at the point where our vampire Master of Seattle is about to kill--nuh,uh, uh! You'll just have to wait for the book!

And now for something completely different, here's a pretty picture of the moon.

So that's all for now. Peace!

By roxannebland, Dec 30 2016 06:45PM

Oh, I've been so neglectful lately! No new updates here, no new updates on my home page--my bad. But we're rectifying it now, and just in time for the new year.

I received a stack of flash drive business cards yesterday from my marketing/publicist folks. They're pretty cool. They have the home page on the front, and my author pic on the back, and of course, my website address. Now I just have to figure out who gets one. My mother, for sure. Otherwise, she'd spank my bottom, never mind that she's 82 and I'm...ahem.

Speaking of the new year, what's up for 2017? For one, The Underground Second Edition. The plan is to have it out by May, just in time for Balticon. So I'm really shooting for April. Have it up on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. so folks can purchase if they have a mind to do so.Then we start all over with the marketing thing. And this time, I included an explicit disclaimer. For the first edition, I just had "mature content." I couldn't believe how many reviews I received complaining about the profanity, sex and violence! I mean, what did they think mature content meant? But I fixed them this time around. In big red letters, too. If they can't figure that out, well, it's not my problem. Moving on, I also hope to have Underground: Invasion out, too, sometime this year. Probably around next December, if I can get the manuscript finished by mid-August. I hope my goal doesn't turn out to be too ambitious.

That's all for now. Happy 2017!

By roxannebland, Nov 4 2016 10:24PM

Well, no, not really.

I saw the raw footage of my interview today. It was pretty good. I mean, no "ahs" "uhs" or "ums". Then again, I was always pretty good at thinking on my feet. Or talking on my feet, as the case may be. After all, I am a storyteller, and my stories aren't always in writing.

Speaking of writing, work on The Underground: Invasion is coming along. I was stuck there for a little while. I mean, I knew what came next, I just had to decide where it came next. So now that I've got a plan, I'm running with it. This, of course, doesn't mean I won't rearrange the chapters later, but for now the path is clear.

Heard from a dear, old friend recently. I hadn't his new phone number, so couldn't call him. He didn't have mine. He was scrolling through LinkedIn, and happened to run across me. O frabjous day! I was wonderful to talk to him again. We had years of catching up to do.

So now, since the workday is done, I'm off to write.


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