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MEME: The 777 Meme for Red Plague

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MEMES I was tagged in a variation of The Lucky7 and 777 Memes. Thank you to Sherry Knowlton for the tag. You can check out her latest book DEAD OF AUTUMN . THE RULES: 1. Go to the 7th line of the 7th page of your work in progress. 2. Post the next full 7 lines. 3. Then tag 7 friends. From RED PLAGUE (The Fourth Department) by Heidi Ruby Miller and Jason Jack Miller The officer in command motioned from the landing below for Dimitri to open the connecting door. He did...and immediately closed and locked it again once the last of the omonovsky were through. The men crept past cabinets and equipment. The flickering sodium lights reflected from the muzzles of automatic rifles. One soldier stopped and stared at the ground in front of him, then motioned to a nearby comrade. With the next flicker, Dimitri caught a glimpse of a white lab coat sleeve and the top of a hand. Mecklin? ~~~ Here are my memes from years past: 2012 - ATOMIC ZION 2013 - ATOMIC ZION 2014 - ATLATL

BOOK: Lionel's Grand Adventure Book 3: Lionel Goes to Camp by Paul R. Hewlett

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BOOKS Lionel Goes to Camp Lionel is dying to go to summer camp to try to learn more about his dad. But did his mom even sign him up, or is the joke on him waiting for a letter that will never come? Lionel has never met his dad, and his mom never talks about him, but Lionel’s magical Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun foot has him convinced the answers are at Camp Bonine. Lionel does get his letter during a disastrous trip to the Post Office; he’s going to camp! His excitement for camp is quickly doused when he learns he’s rooming with the biggest bully in school—Tad Winters. After being tripped, pranked, and set up by Tad, Lionel finds himself stuck doing dishes with Martha the kitchen lady. Lionel finally gets his chance to get even when the day of the big scavenger hunt arrives. The boy and girl winners get to spend the day at Lake Yellowhorn . Will Carrie win for the girls? Will Lionel beat Tad and get to go with her? Lionel will have to endure Martha, wander through the desert i

BOOK: Airship Hunters by Jim Beard and Duane Spurlock

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BOOKS AIRSHIP HUNTERS Limited Edition A thrilling novel of turn-of-the-century intrigue and mystery! It is 1897 and the skies are haunted by mysterious airships and unfathomable secrets. Tasked with hunting down these strange vehicles of the air and determining their origin and intent, two U.S. government agents toil under unusual conditions to supply their shadowy superiors with information. But that information proves to be as elusive as the airships themselves. Ride with Agents Valiantine and Cabot across the Midwest as they encounter reports of strange lights, phantom soldiers, unreliable witnesses, and the ultimate source of their airborne prey. They are the Airship Hunters, and they cannot be waylaid from their path to uncover the greatest mystery of them all. PREORDER THE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION NOW FROM METEOR HOUSE Cover art by M. S. Corley Jim Beard hunts the biggest of all game: good storytelling. With years of comic book collecting and obsessive

EVENT: The SFR Brigade Summer Cafe

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EVENTS Space Opera 1 - JUNE 1-7 Weird Science - JUNE 8-14 Dystopia - JUNE 15-21 Androids and Aliens - JUNE 22-28 Supernova Hot - JUNE 29-JULY 5 Space Opera 2 - JULY 6-12 I'm participating in the last week of The SFR Brigade Summer Cafe , sponsored by the brigade and SFR Station . Each week will have prizes, stories, recipes, and lots of fun!

CAST YOUR CHARACTERS: Tor Maddox: Unleashed by Liz Coley

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CAST YOUR CHARACTERS TOR MADDOX: UNLEASHED AUTHOR: LIZ COLEY DESCRIPTION: TOR MADDOX, A HEROINE FOR OUR TIMES When sixteen-year old Torrance Olivia Maddox, self-confessed news junkie, figures out that the mysterious and deadly New Flu is being spread by dogs, she has one question—if the danger is that obvious to her, why hasn’t the government revealed the truth and taken action? Her search for the answer will take her farther than she ever imagined. But then again, she never imagined that man’s best friend could become public enemy number one, that men in black might show up in her cozy suburban neighborhood, that she’d spend her sixteenth birthday as a teenaged runaway, and that her effort to save one dog would become a mission to save them all. CHARACTERS: Maia Mitchell as TOR MADDOX Tor Maddox is a heroine for our times, a girl who care about the world she’s growing into. But she’s not going to sit around and wait for permission to fix it. Favorite quote: “I’d been

EVENT: Seton Hill University's 14th Annual In Your Write Mind Conference

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EVENTS 14th Annual Writing Popular Fiction Workshop In Your Write Mind June 25-28, 2015 GUEST SPEAKERS Claire Eddy, Senior Editor, Tor/Forge Books Stephen Saffel, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Titan Books Eric Ruben, agent Liz Coley, guest author REGISTRATION For additional information regarding the workshop, please call Jamie Swarm at 724-830-1005 or email jswarm@setonhill.edu . Here are a few links to photos from past IYWM Conferences: 2014 2013 2012 and MANY GENRES Launch

EVENT: Science Fiction in Thrillers Workshop by Heidi Ruby Miller at Pennwriters Conference 2015

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EVENTS SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2015 9:05 – 10:00 - Heidi Ruby Miller – Science Fiction in Thrillers - Robinson DESCRIPTION: Where would you shelve a book about scientists cloning dinosaurs for a theme park or a man turning into a chimera or how about the unleashing of a zombie plague? I asked authors and editors for insights into how the industry categorizes thrillers with expansive science fictional elements. If you write these types of stories, where do you think you fit in? ~~~ The Pennwriters Conference is in Pittsburgh this year on the weekend of May 15 - 17 at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. Keynote speaker is Ridley Pearson .

BOOK: Flight to Opar by Philip Jose Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey

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BOOKS FLIGHT TO OPAR Volume 2 of the Khokarsa Series The exciting adventure-filled sequel to Hadon of Ancient Opar! Hadon of Opar was the winner of the Great Games and the rightful claimant to the throne of Khokarsa, a mighty empire that stretched along the shores of ancient Africa’s great inland seas. But the old king has refused to surrender his power, and Hadon finds himself caught in the middle of a bloody civil war between the zealous priests of the sun god and the beneficent priestesses of the great mother goddess. Now a divination of the oracle hurls Hadon on his most dangerous adventure yet. With a tyrant’s armies and warships hot on their heels, Hadon and his companions must set out on a journey through perilous jungles and across storm-wracked seas to reach the city of his birth—for only in far-flung golden Opar can he fulfill the oracle’s prophecy and save the land from utter doom. Meteor House is excited to announce the never-before-published Restored Edition

BOOK: what if i got down on my knees by Tony Rauch

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BOOKS what if i got down on my knees? presents romantic misadventures and entanglements of absurd, whimsical, existential longing, featuring discovery, secrets, identity, escape, strange happenings, endurance, regret, and hope. The stories are little postcards from the lonely regions of the human heart. These tales of wonder are about people trying to find meaning and a place in an indifferent world, and their discoveries, revelations, secrets, failures, struggles, connections, and odd encounters along the way— —two unemployed men steal dogs and run them through buildings around town. —a man goes on what turns into the worst date in recorded history. —you are asked to baby-sit for a neighbor, only to find a giant baby waiting for you. —a man comes home to find his entire yard and home paved over by a long lost rival. —a clerk at a used record store finds a man has passed away on one of the couches. —some young adults go into the basement to get sad, in order to impress girl

COVER REVEAL: Tor Maddox 2: Embedded by Liz Coley

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COVER REVEALS INTRODUCING Tor Maddox, a heroine for our times “I know that one day, I’m going to have to live in the real world. I’d like it to be a decent one.” - Tor Book 2 Tor Maddox: Embedded Life has been way too quiet for Tor Maddox since her fifteen minutes of CNN fame. Then agent-in-training Rick Turner reappears with what sounds like a simple assignment—to embed herself as his eyes and ears in her own high school. When she agrees to keep tabs on high school state swim champ Hamilton Parker for the Feds, she is plunged into the deep end of a sinister plot. Knowing that freedom, justice, and lives are at stake again, Tor jumps in feet first, but has she gotten in over her head this time? When observe and report becomes kiss and tell, Tor’s first mission may blow up in her face. Liz Coley has been writing long and short fiction for teens and adults for more than ten years. Her short fiction has appeared in Cosmos Magazine and several speculative fiction antholo