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READING: BOOKS READ IN 2020

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BOOKS I read 50 books in 2020, the most in a long time: A COLLECTION OF SCIENCE FICTION AND SPACE OPERA SHORT STORIES (Toppin) A FAIRY'S JOB (Culey) A MATCH MADE FOR THANKSGIVING (Lau) A SECOND CHANCE ROAD TRIP FOR CHRISTMAS (Lau) ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS (Various) ALTERED CARBON (Morgan) BENGARIA'S WAR (Toppin) BETTA'S STATION (Ruffin) BLACK MOULD (Aaronovitch / Cartmel / Sullivan) BLINK (Gladwell) BODY WORK (Aaronovitch / Cartmel / Sullivan) CARSON OF VENUS: THE EDGE OF ALL WORLDS (Betts) CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE (Adeyemi) CHILDREN OF RUIN (Tchaikowsky) CRY FOX (Aaronovitch / Cartmel / Sullivan) DETECTIVE STORIES (Aaronovitch / Cartmel / Sullivan) FOXGLOVE SUMMER (Aaronovitch) HALLOWEEN SEASON (Snyder) IF MY CAT COULD FLY (Culey) IF MY DOG COULD FLY (Culey) IN THE HEART OF THE FIRE (Koontz) INTO THE ASHES (Murray) INTO THE DARKNESS (Murray) INTO THE MIST (Murray) INTO THE SOUNDS (Murray) KISS ME DEAD (Jayne) LIES SLEEPING (Aaronovi

NEWSLETTER: Small Space Big Life Fall 2020 Vol. 6 - New Cover Sneak Peek

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NEWSLETTERS There's a sneak peek of the LIKE SUNSHINE AFTER RAIN anthology cover in the sixth volume of our combined newsletter Small Space Big Life . In case you missed the other editions, you can find them here: JUNE 2020 - STAYING CREATIVE, STAYING PRODUCTIVE JANUARY 2020 - 1 MILLION VIEWS CELEBRATION OCTOBER 2019 - NEW BOOK DEAL JUNE 2019 - PBS DOCUMENTARY JANUARY 2019 - PENNWRITERS KEYNOTE SPEAKER Plus, we've been hiking and reading...a lot! READ THE REST HERE. AND SUBSCRIBE HERE.

VIDEO: Heidi Ruby Miller Reads from Man of War

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VIDEOS I read from Man of War , my sequel to Philip José Farmer's novel Two Hawks from Earth , for Farmercon XV . It was a virtual celebration, so I missed seeing all my Meteor House family in person this year. Here's to next year, everyone! You can see the other events on the Meteor House YouTube channel .

EVENT: Book Launch of Writing in the Dark by Tim Waggoner (Sprints with Heidi Ruby Miller)

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EVENTS I'm hosting writing sprints during the third day of Tim Waggoner's Writing in the Dark Book Launch and Workshop  on Sunday, September 13 from 10 - 11 AM ET. The entire event begins on Friday, September 11 at 5 PM ET at AllAccessCon , the virtual convention arm of Raw Dog Screaming Press .

VIDEO: Heidi Ruby Miller "Write the Book They Can't Put Down"

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VIDEOS "Write the Book They Can't Put Down" is based on my article "The Shifting Grail" from the international award-winning writing guide Many Genres, One Craft , which I co-edited with Michael A. Arnzen . This video captured the version I presented for MGOC's publisher Headline Books and their Zoom Into Books series on April 8, 2020. Using examples of well-known movies and literature, I show how character motivation can dictate pacing and suspense, making your book one readers can't put down. I've also taught an extended version as a class for Seton Hill University's MFA in Writing Popular Fiction program.

VIDEO: Heidi Ruby Miller Interviews Albert Wendland

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I interviewed Science Fiction author Albert Wendland about his new poetry collection Temporary Planets for Transitory Days . The book contains the poems of Mykol Ranglen , the main character in Al's novels The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes and In a Suspect Universe . The launch was hosted by AllAccessCon , the media arm of Raw Dog Screaming Press , the parent company of publisher Dog Star Books .