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Places to Catch Me this Fall

Hello, all!  Just wanted to update you on my upcoming events schedule.

Saturday, October 20th, I’ll be at Fayetteville Barnes & Noble (Northwest Village Shopping Center, 4144 N College Ave, Fayetteville AR) for an all-day Bookfair event to help promote the True Lit festival!  (http://www.truelitfest.com/)  True Lit takes place this year from October 28th through November 4th, and encourages reading, writing, and storytelling across Fayetteville.  I’ll also have a signing from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

Keep an eye on my website for more True Lit related appearances.

Wednesday, October 24th, join me at Left Bank Books ( 399 North Euclid Ave. St. Louis, MO), 7:00pm, as part of the bookstore’s SF STL author-event series (https://www.left-bank.com/sfstl)!  I’ll be discussing Noumenon and Noumenon Infinity, and will have an open chat about speculative fiction with fellow author Thomas K. Carpenter (http://thomaskcarpenter.com/).

NOTE: The event is free, but Left Bank Books does require you to buy a copy of one of my books from their store to get in the signing line.  You can preorder directly from the bookstore here: https://www.left-bank.com/ (If you already have Noumenon + Infinity, perhaps purchase one as a gift, bring a friend who hasn’t bought the book yet, or request a copy of Aliens: Bug Hunt)

Saturday, November 3rd, Fayetteville Public Library (401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville, AR), 2:00-3:00pm.  I’ll be teaching a one-hour workshop on how to query a novel.  This is a condensed version of my typical two-hour workshop. Attendees will learn the basics of querying, including: what a query is, who it is for, how to write one, and how to send it.  Participants should have either a completed novel manuscript, or a partially completed (but thoroughly outlined) manuscript in order to fully participate in the class.  No need to bring the manuscript to the workshop (unless you’d like it for your own reference), just your intimate knowledge of the plot and characters.  Please contact the Fayetteville Public Library if you are interested in participating. https://www.faylib.org/

Happy reading, hope to see you soon!

~Marina

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Great Cause, Great Books

Hi all!

I’m at the WotF workshop right now–having a blast, by the way–and I promise to post a full overview of the week when I get back.

Our instructors for the workshop are Tim Powers and David Farland/Wolverton.  Both have been fantastic so far.

Mr. Farland’s attendance has been especially appreciated, since he and his family very recently experienced a tragic hardship.  If you don’t know, his son, Ben, was severely injured in a snowboarding accident just a few days ago.  Besides broken limbs and bruised organs, Ben also suffered internal bleeding and brain damage.  He’s been in an induced coma at the hospital and still has not woken up.

Since there was nothing he could do for his son but wait, Mr. Farland decided to come teach our workshop.  I and the other winners really appreciate him being here.  It can’t be easy.

So, to give back to him in turn, we’re all participating in a book bomb.  We’re trying to get the word out about his books Nightingale (A YA novel he published last year to much acclaim), and Million Dollar Outlines (A non-fiction book on how he approaches plotting and the like)

Both can be found on Amazon (see links below).

The bills for Ben’s medical expenses are already high, and are estimated to continue to skyrocket.  The Farland family can use all the help they can get.

So, if you’d like to help out a deserving family and get a great book at the same time, please consider purchasing one of these books today.  Spreading the word would also be a tremendouse aid.

Nightingale: http://www.amazon.com/Nightingale-David-Farland/dp/B008SMUL2E/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1365604883&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=david+farland+nightingale

Million Dollar Outlines (2013 Edition): http://www.amazon.com/Million-Dollar-Outlines-ebook/dp/B00B9JYJ6W/ref=pd_ys_sf_s_154606011_a1_n_1_p

Thanks everyone!

~Marina

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