I went to the Utah Book Festival on Saturday on BYU campus, and, just to get this information out of the way up front in order to prevent speculation, the festival did not get attacked by a giant lobster.

I was not a presenter at the festival, but I had a great time hanging out with old friends like Kevin J. Anderson, Dave Wolverton, Aprilynne Pike, James Dashner, Ally Condie, Dan Wells, Howard and Sandra Tayler, and many others, plus making new friends.

Switching subjects, (notice the subtle segue) I found out a few days ago that Stan Schmidt is buying my short story “Lobstersaurus” for Analog.  It’s my ninth sale to the magazine, and it’s still a tremendous thrill to have a story appear there.  It’s your typical “girl and her gigantic lobster-like alien pet” story.  I wrote it for the 2010 Codex Halloween Contest, where it took second place.


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