Table of Contents for Elements

I’ve always enjoyed learning how authors create the stories they publish, and I’m not alone. It’s no surprise that the most popular question authors hear is, “Where do you get your ideas?”

To answer that question in my own way, I’ve added extra content here on the blog as a bonus for my readers.

Elements  contains 21 short stories — 14 reprints and 7 new to the collection.

If you click on a story title, the link will … Continue reading

Book tour for Elements

Ongoing launches and appearances for Suzanne Church and her book Elements:

Ad Astra 2015, April 10-12, 2015
Sheraton Parkway North, Richmond Hill, Ontario

PenguiCon 2015, April 24 to 26, 2015
The Westin Southfield Detroit, Detroit, Michigan

GenCon 2015, July 30 to August 2, 2015
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

World Fantasy Convention 2015, November 5 to 8, 2015 … Continue reading

Suzanne’s Schedule for PenguiCon 2015

PenguiCon is April 24th to 26th.
Elements-5.5x8.5-100dpi-c8 Suzanne will be promoting her current book ELEMENTS: A Collection of Speculative Fiction

Her schedule for the con:

Saturday, April 25th

3:00-4:00 PM Rad Women in Music; Patty Templeton, Suzanne Church (Board of Governors)

6:00-7:00PM Plotting Vs Pantsing – An Author’s Dilemma; Rachael Acks, Matt Betts, Suzanne Church, Michael Elliott, Jen Haeger, Jim Leach, Clarence Young (Hamlin)

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Knee News Update

Today (April 14th) the surgeon cleared me for surgery to repair the tear in the meniscus of my right knee. Wohoo!

The surgery is scheduled for April 27th – which just happens to fall AFTER PenguiCon and with enough rehab time (6-10 weeks) that I’ll be able to attend GenCon! The timing couldn’t be better, IMHO. (thank you to whoever cancelled to create that time slot).

The surgeon is hopeful that the arthritis in my knee won’t be too worsened … Continue reading

The Ugly Hugo Ballot of 2015

I might regret this post later…

The Hugo Nominations are out and the ballot is largely spoiled in my opinion.

In case you haven’t heard about the Hugo fiasco of 2015, Black Gate (who deserve to be on the ballot, IMHO) does a great job of explaining some of the controversy and why they accepted the nomination here.

In my early writing career I attended the Hugo Ceremony in Toronto in 2003 and learned that Speculative Fiction … Continue reading