The Methane-Breathing Noble Pen Newsletter, May 27th, 2010

Noble Pen Meeting

May 27th, 2010
Happy Chef, 1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

“How many languages do you speak, Nutt?”

“Three dead and twelve living, sir,” said Nutt.

“Really. Really,” said Ridcully, as though filing this away and trying not to think How many of them were alive before you murdered them?

–Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals

Victories

Dylan has another commission. Lucky bastard.

One of Cuin’s professors wants her to re-write her research paper so the U of I can publish it. But first she needs a document of archaic German legalese signed by Heinrich Himmler translated.

I attended Demicon, the Des Moines science fiction convention and enjoyed speaking to many authors and publishers and the open bar.

Lena got another letter into the Gazette. The Linn Newsletter has published her account of her Israel trip and they want her to write a letter about Poland.¬†Unfortunately, we probably won’t be seeing her until after farmers market season. I have no jokes or silly videos about farmers markets–farmer’s daughters sure, but not farmers markets.

Special Event

The Noble Pen Welcomes Tyree Campbell, author and Managing Editor of Sam’s Dot Publishing. Based in Cedar Rapids, Sam’s Dot publishes novels, novellas, collections, and online and print magazines.

I believe Tyree will be joining us on June 10th.

News

Lynne Viehl has a nice article on the merits of being a self-taught author.

Barnes and Noble is launching a self-publishing service . I’m pretty sure they still won’t put your book in their store.

JA Konrath announced his next book in the Jack Daniels series, Shaken, will be released for the Kindle several months before the paper edition.

Upcoming Schedule

Thursday, May 27th, Happy Chef.

Dylan – Thirteen

Wendy – Quint, Chapter 5

Thursday June 3rd

Nick – Chapter 5, Triple S

Dylan – Chapter 13, FOTS

Thursday June 10th

Tyree Campbell – Sam’s Dot Publishing

Thursday June 17th

Shannon – Chapter Seven, Solomon’s

George – something non-fiction

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Keep Writing, Penites.

Shannon