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Kat Richardson
13 February 2017 @ 10:12 am
My pseudonym, K. R. Richardson, has had a good day. This turned up on Friday at Publisher's Marketplace (I'm told--I didn't see it) and a shorter version appeared today at Quill & Quire:

K. R. Richardson's novel SCATTERED OBJECTS, a gritty cop drama set in a futuristic, multi-layered and multi-racial society, where an idealistic rookie from a powerful family and the planet’s first cybernetically enhanced forensic investigator from an ethnic under-class must solve a brutal crime, to Rene Sears at Pyr Books, by Sally Harding at The Cooke Agency. (World English)
Kat Richardson
02 February 2017 @ 09:33 am
March 5, I'll be teaching an intensive one-day Character development workshop for Clarion West in Seattle. Great characters don't spring from the Character sheet; you fill the character sheet as you explore and discover great characters by writing. I'd love to see some of you guys there.
Kat Richardson
25 January 2017 @ 11:39 am
I've been putting things on my calendar for 2017, so here's a quick list of the conventions, retreats, workshops, and other writer things I currently have scheduled:

Rainforest Writer's Retreat (first session), Feb 15-19, (Rainforest Resort, Lake Quinault WA--sold out) I'm attending, not teaching.

A Matter of Character, Character-development Clarion West One-Day Workshop, March 5 10-4pm (Seattle WA) I'm teaching!

Norwescon, April13-16 (Easter Weekend), Seattle Airprot DoubleTree Hotel, (Seatac WA) I'll be doing crit and other writer's workshop stuff as well as general and topic panels.

SpoCon, Aug 11-13, City Center DoubleTree Hotel (Spokane WA) I'm the writer Guest of Honor!

Bouchercon, Oct 12-15, Sheraton Center (Toronto ON Canada) I'm attending.

Waywords at the Wayward write-in/writer community gab-fest continues every First and Third Tuesday 6-10 pm (Wayward Cafe, Seattle WA) Just hanging out with writers.

Other things may be added, as I know of them.
Kat Richardson
11 January 2017 @ 11:28 am
Because it's that award-nomination time of year (though I doubt I'll make any lists) here are my 2016 publications:

“Spite House” with C. E. Murphy in Urban Allies, Edited by Joe Nassise, Harper Collins, July 2016 (urban fantasy)

“Peacock in Hell” in Shadowed Souls, Edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie Lynn Hughes, Ace, October 2016 (urban/dark fantasy)

“Valley Girl” in Fast Women and Neon Lights: 80s Noir, Edited by Michael Poole, Short Stack Books, October 2016 (crime/mystery)

“Drafty as a Chain Mail Bikini” in Upsidedown: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, Edited by Monica Valentinelli and Jaym Gates, Apex Books, November 2016 (fantasy).

Hope I didn't forget anything....
Kat Richardson
09 January 2017 @ 01:32 pm
Indigo, the multi-author novel project I was working on with nine other authors (Christopher Golden, Charlaine Harris, James A. Moore, Cherie M. Priest, Kelly Armstrong, Seanan McGuire, Tim Lebbon, Mark Morris, and Jonathan Maberry for the past 18 moths or so, has been listed by io9 as a Best SFF Book Coming Out in 2017! Whoohoo! and isn't that a nice start to the year?
Kat Richardson
01 January 2017 @ 10:52 am
Submissions for the Death of All Things anthology are now, officially closed. We have more than 100 new pieces to read from the slush pile, in addition to the contributions from our anchor authors, so it may be a while before we're done. Thanks for being patient and for sending in your stories.
Kat Richardson
12 December 2016 @ 09:53 pm
Just in case you know a writer who needs a holiday gift and you just don't want to give then another blank book or coffee mug, I'll be teaching a one-day workshop for Clarion West March 5 2017, in Seattle. Only $150 to talk character for 6 hours-- that's a pretty good deal!

From the site: Learn how to develop characters that come alive on the page and move your plot dynamically from the first word of a story to the last. In this workshop, you’ll practice exercises that will help you craft character motive, backstory, flaws, and quirks. You’ll come away from the workshop knowing how to produce exciting, relatable characters for every role in your story, from the biggest to the smallest.

Check out the details and register soon. Space is limited.
Kat Richardson
07 December 2016 @ 05:58 pm
Reminder for writers submitting to the Death of All Things anthology that Laura Anne Gilman and I are editing for Zombies Need Brains:

We are still accepting submissions through December 31, 2016, but we won't be sending out acceptance *or rejection* messages until sometime in Late Feb/ Early March (edited, because, sorry: my bad). So if you haven't heard from us, it's not because we didn't get your story or we've already rejected or accepted it. We want to see all the stories before we accept or reject *any* of them. The only exceptions are the "anchor" authors (Stephen Blackmoore, Aliette de Bodard, Christie Golden, Jim C. Hines, Jason M. Hough, Faith Hunter, Juliet E. McKenna, and Fran Wilde), whose work is being managed separately from the general submissions. Please be patient with us--we promise to let everyone know their story's status after we've reviewed them all.

Thanks, and have a wonderful, word-full December!
Kat Richardson
06 December 2016 @ 11:10 am

Sooo... I was looking around for strange Winter Holiday things and found Raincoaster's annual posting of Christmas/Advent Ghost stories, starting with Jerome K. Jerome's "Stories Told After Supper." Ramble through the rest of the recent posts to read more public-domain tales of holiday horror.
Kat Richardson
18 November 2016 @ 04:17 pm
Pat Rothfuss's WorldBuilders annual charity is offering a lot of great editorial services, Tuckerizations, and other writer-or reader-friendly things for auction and raffles. Stop in and see what takes your fancy--or might be the perfect gift.