Monday, April 06, 2020

EVENT: Zoom Into Books Presents Write the Book They Can't Put Down by Heidi Ruby Miller

EVENTS

















I'll be presenting the workshop "Write the Book They Can't Put Down" on Zoom Into Books for Headline Books, Inc. on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET. Here's the press release from Headlines:

Wednesday, April 8 2:00 PM ET
Write the Book They Can't Put Down with Heidi Ruby Miller (45 minutes)

Heidi will guide you through tips based on her article "The Shifting Grail: A Quest for a Good Read" from the international award-winning writing guide Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction, which she co-edited for Seton Hill University's MFA program. Using examples from well-known movies and literature, she'll show how character motivation can dictate pacing and suspense, making your book one readers can't put down. Heidi will also host a Q&A and booksigning for Many Genres at the end of her presentation.


Register at https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsf-2qqDouzppSHg9Bt6mWwnU66g668w.

Sunday, April 05, 2020

BOOK: Man of War E-Book Sale

BOOKS

The wonderful crew at Meteor House sent out this press release for their giant e-book sale, which includes Man of War.

As our loyal readers around the world continued to stay at home, protecting themselves and their neighbors, we here at Meteor House want to continue to do our small part in helping everyone flatten the curve, and so for the past week all of our ebooks have been on sale.

One of the things we love here at Meteor House has been the opportunity to allow other writers to create new stories based in Philip José Farmer's worlds. Today we spotlight Man of War: A Two Hawks Adventure by the very talented Heidi Ruby Miller.


In Philip José Farmer’s novel Two Hawks from Earth, Native American pilot Roger Two Hawks flew through his first “gate” while on a bombing run over Romania during World War II. The gate brought him to Earth 2, a world where the Americas never existed. Since then he has continued to fight battles on Earth after Earth, each stranger than the last.

In Heidi Ruby Miller’s short story “Dakota’s Gate” (Worlds of Philip José Farmer 3 and included in Man of War as a prelude), set on Earth 3, North America never advanced past stone tools and rock shelters. But that’s where Two Hawks met another gate traveler, Dakota Cummings. It was Dakota, a woman turned friend and lover, who pulled him through a gate to her Earth, the most alien and deadly of all.

Earth 4. Two hundred years in the future. A war thirty-six thousand feet underwater. Two Hawks must draw upon all he’s learned during his gate travels in order to survive war between technologically advanced humans and their far-future hybrid cousins. This time more than just his and Dakota’s lives are at stake—the fate of an entire world is in his hands.


Wednesday, April 01, 2020

EVENT: AllAccessCon Presents Space Opera is Still Queen by Heidi Ruby Miller

EVENTS

I'll be presenting "Space Opera is Still Queen" at AllAccessCon for Raw Dog Screaming Press and Dog Star Books on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM ET. There will be free books, a workshop, readings, a booksigning, and an author Q&A. The press release information is below:

Feeling stuck at home when you'd rather be in outer space?

Join our Space Opera is Still Queen online workshop! Learn what this genre is, how it's written, and how it impacts popular culture.


Based on her class for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction MFA program, Heidi Ruby Miller will show why publishers, including Dog Star Books, are still putting out the call for space opera amid Disney opening up two theme park lands devoted to Star Wars, the blockbusterdom of Guardians of the Galaxy, successful streaming series like The Expanse, and Amazon proving that readers will still devour alien empires and interplanetary sagas.

Attendees will receive a free eBook copy of Heidi Ruby Miller's novel Ambasadora: Marked By Light. The event will also include a reading by Miller from her other works in the Ambasadora universe.

To have a signed paperback copy of Ambasadora, Starrie, or Greenshift delivered to you via the US Postal Service simply order a copy at one of these links:
Ambasadora signed copy
Greenshift signed copy
Starrie signed copy

You will have a chance to give instructions on how you want it personalized either when you order or live onscreen at the end of the workshop. Free shipping to all USA addresses.


Stay Home, Stay Safe, Have Fun

This online event features a main stage where the presentation takes place. You can interact with workshop leader Heidi Ruby Miller, other attendees, and event staff through the chat area, and take polls as they pop up there as well. After the workshop and book signing, you can explore other areas of our virtual event space.

Then Expo area features vendors just like at a convention. Here you will find publishers, authors, other workshops, and more.

In the Networking area you can meet other attendees in speed networking sessions of 30 seconds to 3 minutes in length. If you want to maintain this connection you can exchange contact info that will be stored in your Hopin profile for later reference, just like exchanging business cards at an in-person event. The system introduces you to other attendees at random.

All you need to join us is:

a Hopin account
a ticket to the event
a strong internet connection

Due to increased internet traffic, we recommend closing your browser and trying again if you encounter glitches. While this is rare we have received some reports of these issues and are investigating. Thank you.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

CELEBRATION: 1 Million Views on Heidi Ruby Miller - Revisiting New Pulp

CELEBRATIONS


To celebrate 1,000,000 views and counting at www.heidirubymiller.com, I'm revisiting my most visited posts last year and...




...making my novel GREENSHIFT (From the World of Ambasadora) free on Amazon from Tuesday, January 28, 2020 until Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Many thanks to my readers and fans who keep coming back after all these years and to those new to my little part of the universe (known around here as the Ambasadora-verse). There is lots to come in 2020, including new publications, appearances, and blog posts!

Now to revisit:


ARTICLE: New Pulp by Heidi Ruby Miller in The Writer

My article "New Pulp" is in the July 2019 issue of The Writer magazine. It is based on a class I taught in Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction MFA program and features quotes from Matt Betts, Maurice Broaddus, Christopher Paul Carey, Mike Chomko, John Edward Lawson, and Lee Murray about the resurgence of this popular fiction genre.

Here's an excerpt:
Pulp fiction is having a moment. And I don’t mean the Tarantino movie from the ‘90s – that was having a moment since Jules gave away his wallet. I’m talking about the adventure stories of old with those provocative covers and dime-store price tags that are enjoying a renaissance thanks to the subgenre “new pulp.”

READ MORE IN THE ISSUE!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

CELEBRATION: 1 Million Views on Heidi Ruby Miller - Revisiting Ambasadora Lettered Edition

CELEBRATIONS


To celebrate 1,000,000 views and counting at www.heidirubymiller.com, I'm revisiting my most visited posts last year and...




...making my novel GREENSHIFT (From the World of Ambasadora) free on Amazon from Tuesday, January 28, 2020 until Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Many thanks to my readers and fans who keep coming back after all these years and to those new to my little part of the universe (known around here as the Ambasadora-verse). There is lots to come in 2020, including new publications, appearances, and blog posts!

Now to revisit:


PUBLICATION: AMBASADORA: Marked by Light Lettered Edition

I am so excited to share this special lettered hardcover edition of AMBASADORA: Marked By Light from Dog Star Books. They are signed by myself and interior artist Amy Gartley. The cover design is still the lovely one from Brad Sharp.

[UPDATE: THERE ARE STILL A FEW COPIES LEFT AT $45 each from Dog Star Books.]


READ MORE AT THE ORIGINAL POST.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

CELEBRATION: 1 Million Views on Heidi Ruby Miller - Revisiting Visible Documentary

CELEBRATIONS


To celebrate 1,000,000 views and counting at www.heidirubymiller.com, I'm revisiting my most visited posts last year and...




...making my novel GREENSHIFT (From the World of Ambasadora) free on Amazon from Tuesday, January 28, 2020 until Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Many thanks to my readers and fans who keep coming back after all these years and to those new to my little part of the universe (known around here as the Ambasadora-verse). There is lots to come in 2020, including new publications, appearances, and blog posts!

Now to revisit:


DOCUMENTARY: Visible on WQED Pittsburgh

I was honored to discuss pulp artist Gloria Stoll Karn on the documentary VISIBLE produced by Pittsburgh's PBS station WQED. Below are a few photos from the filming and video of the clip about Gloria and the entire documentary, which highlights the stories of five women artists in Pittsburgh. Thanks to Mike Chomko, Director of PulpFest and producers Anne Casper and Andrew Holman for this opportunity to contribute to such a lovely project. You'll notice my segment was filmed at Seton Hill University, of course.

GLORIA STOLL KARN CLIP


READ MORE AT THE ORIGINAL POST.

Monday, January 27, 2020

NEWSLETTER: Small Space Big Life Winter 2020

NEWSLETTERS


The fourth edition of our combined newsletter Small Space Big Life, the same name as our YouTube channel, is in in-boxes now. In case you missed the other editions, you can find them here:
OCTOBER 2019
JUNE 2019
JANUARY 2019

We're celebrating 1M hits on my website with a big giveaway, recapping our end of the year, and talking about some of the big stuff that's to come in 2020. There will be lots of events. We would love to see you there!

READ THE REST HERE.

AND SUBSCRIBE HERE.