How did a guy from the suburbs of Perth, Western Australia come to get a book deal with these guys in Calgary, Canada?
It came about because I hang out on the Internet on a mailing list for writers, and have done for many years now. One day one of the other listfolk, Pam, in Texas, came across a flyer announcing that a brand new small-press catering to science fiction and fantasy had started up. They were based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Was I interested? Actually, I was. I had two books finished at that point, but I wanted to know something more about these guys. As it happens, my friend Robyn Herrington, another sf/fantasy writer, lived in Calgary. I emailed her and asked if she knew these people with the new publishing company. She did know them, had recently had dinner with them, and pronounced them good eggs. With that endorsement, I emailed the editor, Lynn Jennyc, and pitched my two books. She liked the sound of both, and asked to see them. In the end, she rejected the fantasy title, but accepted the science fiction one, which was ORBITAL BURN. 2. I’ve heard these weird rumours that you’ve got
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