Okay, I have now had two variations of people leaving messages in comments with instructions not to unscreen them. The first one left me scratching my head. By the second one, I put it together: there’s a lot of new folks coming across me for the first time on this blog, and I don’t have contact info anywhere.
If you want to talk to me off blog, my email address is contactme -at- alexandraerin -dot- com. I’ll stick that in the sidebar or something in a bit.
Just to give some background on things I’ve been asked:
- As most of my work is self-published, I don’t really have any industry entanglements or connections. There are people in the industry I am friendly with, and people in the industry with whom I deeply disagree about one or more fundamental things.
- The Venn diagram of those two groups of people has a lot of overlap.
- Because we’re grown-ups.
- I have never been to (or been a member of) WorldCon.
- The only con I attend with any regularity is WisCon, in Madison.
- Despite some hilarious rumors that circulated last year, nobody actually pays me to go there.
- I will be there this year.
- Barring extravagant and totally unforeseeable changes in circumstances, it will be the only con I attend this year, and likely next.
- You aren’t missing out on much. As public speakers go, I make a heck of a decent writer.
- I will do interviews, but I have a distinct preference for text-based communication as opposed to phone, because see above.
If you’ve discovered me through my satirical writing on the puppygator nonsense and you want to see more of what I’m about, I would suggest starting with any of these three places:
- My extremely sporadically updated flash fiction website, Fantasy In Miniature.
- The Lands of Passing Through, a collection of seven short stories I have published for Kindle and as a multi-format ebook bundle. Both versions are DRM free, both are 99 cents. Yes, the multi-format bundle includes a Kindle compatible mobi file.
- My SF/F poetry, which I’d say often includes a bit of the same spirit as my satire. My published pieces include “Institutional Memory“, “The Spoon-Drawer Gnome“, and “Young Sailor, Sweet Sailor“.
It is not precisely my work, of course, but earlier this year I was also allowed to re-post a poem that had a lot of early Rhysling buzz but had fallen into obscurity: the seminal work “Title” by Author. My ongoing correspondence with this elusive poet has yielded dividends in the form of two another repost, “The Epistle of Thistles“, and the never-before-published “Apply For And Receive A Low, Low APR“. The great poet has promised me another poem for every one of mine that appears in an external venue. I currently have two upcoming poems, so we can count on at least two more treasures from Author’s hoard before the year is out.