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Book News

#1: Nalo Hopkinson's latest novel is out - New Moon's Arms . You can read an excerpt at Hachette. She'll be touring the US in a few weeks. #2: Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell has been nominated for the Romantic Times Bookreviews Reviewer's Choice Award , along with The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi, Carnival by Elizabeth Bear, The Dead Letters by Tom Piccirilli, Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder, and Farthing by Jo Walton. Romantic Times is the same magazine sponsoring the American Title III Contest where K J Howe is a finalist. X-posted to ambasadora , setonhillwpf , MySpace , Heidi Ruby Miller , WPF Writers Seton Hill University , Writing Popular Fiction , Nalo Hopkinson , New Moon's Arms , Tobias Buckell , Crystal Rain , American Title III Contest , K. J. Howe , Romantic Times

NEWS: Christopher Paul Carey and Timons Esaias

NEWS #1: Christopher Paul Carey's interview about Farmerphile is in issue #353 (March 2007) of Starlog . #2: New Orleans Review has the story Dispositions by Timons Esaias up on their site.

Celebration: My Final Residency at Seton Hill's WPF Program - January 2007

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Celebrations This past residency was my favorite, probably because I had the opportunity to do so much public speaking: teaching my module on The Importance of Attending Conferences and Conventions (dubbed HeidiCon 2007 - I'll post the mock program later for a good laugh), reading my thesis (thanks to everyone who sat on tables, on the floor, and stood in the hallway to listen to me), Photo by Jason Jack Miller giving the commencement speech (it looks like I started a new tradition on this one), plus I gave five different phone interviews in between classes for the Millionaire airing. Photo by Jason Jack Miller Other highlights: -meeting the first year students -starting the first annual SHU poetry round robin Photo by Heidi Ruby Miller -hearing my critique partners, Mary SanGiovanni and Christopher Paul Carey , read their own theses. I'm so proud of you guys. I finally understand what everyone meant when they said, "You're so lucky." I couldn&#

EVENT: Millionaire Viewing Party

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EVENTS Thank you to everyone at Seton Hill for hosting such a wonderful viewing party for me, especially Becca Baker who acted as my "publicist" during one of the busiest weeks of my life. I even got to meet the president of the university. If you didn't catch the show, I used my last two lifelines (including calling Toby ), but missed the $50,000 question so went home with $25,000. That and the experience of working with the people on the show was worth the wait in line at auditions and the trip to New York. It was all truly incredible. At residency I gave Toby a copy of Yertl the Turtle because neither of us will ever forget that question. :) One last thank you to my other phone-a-friends: Maria Snyder , Pat Picciarelli , Mike Arnzen , and my Mum Sharon Ruby . And, also a thank you to Jason Jack Miller for being my on-air companion and my life companion.

Heidi Ruby Miller on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

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Thank you to everyone at Seton Hill for hosting such a wonderful viewing party for me, especially Becca Baker who acted as my "publicist" during one of the busiest weeks of my life. I even got to meet the president of the university. If you didn't catch the show, I used my last two lifelines (including calling Toby ), but missed the $50,000 question so went home with $25,000. That and the experience of working with the people on the show was worth the wait in line at auditions and the trip to New York. It was all truly incredible. At residency I gave Toby a copy of Yertl the Turtle because neither of us will ever forget that question. :) One last thank you to my other phone-a-friends: Maria Snyder , Pat Picciarelli , Mike Arnzen , and my Mum Sharon Ruby . And, also a thank you to Jason Jack Miller for being my on-air companion and my life companion. Here's the video of me losing $50,000! :)

I'm going to be on TV

On October 5, 2006, I went to New York City to tape an appearance as a contestant on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire . My episodes will air on Thursday, January 11, 2007, and Friday, January 12, 2007. (Right after my graduation from Seton Hill.) If you want to watch me and Meredith, you can find the time in your viewing area here . Some of you will recognize my phone-a-friends: Mike Arnzen Toby Buckell Pat Picciarelli Sharon Ruby - my Mum Maria Snyder I'm having a viewing party for family and friends after the second episode on Friday at Seton Hill University . Besides being an experience of a lifetime and telling you that Meredith Vieira is one of the warmest, most down-to-earth people I've met, I can't say much more. You'll have to tune in to find out how I did and who I used as my lifeline. And, by the way, my husband Jason also passed the test and auditoned in Pittsburgh and is still in the contestant pool. Best, Heidi Who Wants To Be A Millionaire , He

Author News

#1: The second issuing of Timons Esaias' The Influence of Pigeons on Architecture is out through Yellow Pepper Press. #2: K.J. Howe has an interview up with RITA-award winning author Susan Crandall. #3: Ragamuffin by Tobias Buckell is the June SciFi Essentials books this year. ambasadora , penncamping , MySpace , Heidi Ruby Miller , WPF Writers Seton Hill University , Kimberley Howe , Writing Popular Fiction , Timons Esaias , Tobias Buckell , Yellow Pepper Press , Susan Crandall , Ragamuffin , SciFi Essentials books

Publication News

#1: Erica Satifka's short story is up at Clarkesworld , and it has received a nice review at Tangent Online . #2: The Writer's Digest Books new edition of On Writing Horror (edited by Mort Castle for the Horror Writers Association) contains two articles (one on pro writer's workshops like Odyssey, the other on academic writing programs like Seton Hill's Writing Popular Fiction) by Michael Arnzen and Tom Monteleone . ambasadora , setonhillwpf , MySpace , Heidi Ruby Miller , WPF Writers Erica Satifka , Clarkesworld , Tangent Online , On Writing Horror , Michael Arnzen , Tom Monteleone