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Want to win a free Mercury Retrograde Press book? Of course you do. Click over to the Dab of Darkness blog, where nrlymrtl is conducting a really sweet giveaway: a chance to win a Trade Paper book (if you’re in the US) or an eBook (as long as you’re within network range of Earth). The best part? You get to choose the book you want.

While you’re there, you can read an interview nrlymrtl and I did about goings-on around here. Or–wait? Is it the other way around? Is it possible this post you’re about to click through to find is actually about the interview, and the book giveaway is sort of an afterthought tacked on to the end?

Guess you’ll have to click through to find out.

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Darkcargo’s wonderful experiment in conducting a con in unexpected places continues this afternoon with a discussion with Mercury Retrograde author Danielle L. Parker. Danielle and Darkcargo editor Elizabeth Campbell discuss Galen the Deathless, slated for release next year, and the writing life. We all have our own approaches; Danielle’s is very introspective and intense. And Elizabeth brings her interview subject to life with her unique perspective and insightful questions. Stop in to @HomeCon (really, that outfit is fine. You should see what some of us are wearing) and join the fun.

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Today at @HomeCon(TM) on Darkcargo, editor Elizabeth Campbell interviews Mercury Retrograde’s own Barbara Friend Ish about Mercury Retrograde Press, Slow Publishing, and the mysteries of editing books. @HomeCon has been running all weekend, and will finish up in a blaze of glory today, but we’re not sure what plans have been made for a Dead Dog Party. Eliz says:

One lucky commenter will get a choice of books from the stacks at Mercury Retrograde Press (or ebook sent to them if they should happen to be in a foreign country right now…). There are other prizes for participating in Darkcargo’s @homeCon all weekend, such as this one, this one, this one and this one. And this one. (Pop over to the post to see what prizes are still in play.)

As per Darkcargo tradition, Eliz asks truly penetrating questions. If you’re interested in the stuff that goes on behind the curtain at a small press, this is the interview for you. And if you have yet to dip into the wonderful insanity of @HomeCon, this is a good place to start.

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Couldn’t get to Balticon? Yeah, me either. Neither, as it turns out, could Elizabeth Campbell, the lead editor of the Darkcargo blog. So to soothe her disappointment, and the shared disappointment of geeks missing Balticon everywhere, she organized At-Home-Con:

We were going to head to Baltimore this weekend to join in the festivities at Balticon, listen to Jonah Knight and Bill and Brenda Sutton.

Alas, the evil demon Financiogaroth kicked in the door, as we have just moved and there are still a lot of expenses associated with that.

So, we are hosting an At-Home-Con this weekend. Place: yours! Time: Whenever!

They are doing a lot of fun stuff. So far there’s been a costuming workshop, some “panels” (well, interviews), a consuite (they’re serving pizza later) and a couple of contests. Later this weekend, Mercury Retrograde author Danielle L. Parker and I (Barbara Friend Ish) will be sitting in with Elizabeth and doing interviews too. And eating the eclairs in the consuite. Stop by Darkcargo and join the fun. Yes, you really can wear that.

Or you can put on that costume. Hey, it’s a con.

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Today on Darkcargo, interviewer nrlymrtl conducts a Q&A with Barbara Friend Ish about The Shadow of the Sun–and posts an excerpt from Barbara’s forthcoming War-Lord of the Gods. Barbara says,

“I found the interview amazing on two levels: the questions she asked led us to discussions from which readers who enjoyed the work might get new levels of insight into their own reading; but people interested in writing craft in general rather than this work in specific might also find new ideas to take home. I had a great time dialoguing with her, and I appreciate the depth of thought that went into her questions more than I can say.”

Haven’t read The Shadow of the Sun? The eBook is available free for the month of May. Find out how to get your copy here.

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Today on the Pendragon Variety Podcast, the Ladies Pendragon interview Mercury Retrograde publisher Barbara Friend Ish about the publishing industry, small press publishing, and opportunities and strategies for writers. Oh, and pajamas. There’s a lot unusual insider information for writers and some fun behind-the-scenes stuff with the Ladies Pendragon themselves. You can get into the spirit of this early-morning podcast recording by pouring yourself a cup of coffee (bonus points for obscure tea) and putting on your most comfortable pajamas.  Stop by and listen:

Pendragon Variety – Episode 30 – Interview with Barbara Friend Ish

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HorrorWeb has a very cool profile of Edward Morris up on their blog this week. They did a great job of capturing the essence of Ed and his overclocked mind.

…this might just be his year. People are beginning to take note of this multi-genre writer. This is because Edward Morris is pretty damn brilliant.

We think so, too, of course.

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