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LeslieWhat
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 08:54 am:   

Author's copies arrived! It looks good!

Check out the new and improved cover and also my new do:

http://www.tachyonpublications.com/book/Olympic_Games.html?Session_ID=new&Refere nce_Page=/books.html

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Bob K.
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 10:04 am:   

That is a good cover. I especially like the design work. I've met Jacob before but (somehow) didn't connect him with Tachyon. Where are they located; I can't find it on their site.

Thanks,
Bob
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 - 08:52 am:   

Oops. I never answered. Tachyon is in San Francisco.
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Ray Vukcevich
Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 - 10:06 am:   

Yes, it looks great!
I'm reading it again right now,
and I'm having a lot of fun.

Ray
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2004 - 03:50 pm:   

Thanks, Ray. And meanwhile, a nice review in the San Francisco Chronicle.

"This very funny fantasy is especially impressive in the way it turns serious and genuinely moving in its final pages. With her full-length book, What establishes herself as a Thorne Smith ("Topper," "The Night Life of the Gods") for the new millennium." Michael Berry, San Francisco Chronicle http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2004/05/23/RVGOD6 L14I1.DTL

Will post pictures of me with Zeus, Hera, and Puck when RSN.
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 05:10 pm:   

Did I already post the links to some reviews?


http://www.sfsite.com/fsf/depts/eh0408.htm

http://www.scifi.com/sfw/issue374/books2.html

http://www.emcit.com/emcit106.shtml#Twilight

I promise I will some day update my web page and link to new work and put up pictures of the photo shoot. Who knew that grad school would interfere with my fun?
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mike bishop
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 08:00 am:   

And a very nice review by Elizabeth Hand in the latest F&SF. Congratulations, Leslie.
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 10:17 am:   

Thanks, Mike.

Elizabeth did really seem to like the book :-)

Now to get the book out in stores, which proves more tricky than I'd thought.

Next week I teach teens in Pittsburgh at the Alpha workshop. Then I have some time to catch up on reading and homework before I leave town again to teach at the Willamette Writers Conference August 6-8. I signed up for these tasks before I knew I'd be back in school. It really is cutting into my social life.
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 01:29 pm:   

(Not my real teeth)

http://www.eugeneweekly.com/2004/07/15/calendar.html

(Scroll to bottom to see the picture I sent the Eugene Weekly to publicize my reading tomorrow with Nina Kiriki Hoffman. It was the best picture I could find with the two of us.)
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 10:05 am:   

Sorry about that picture. I didn't mean to frighten away small animals or appear any stranger than I really am. I apologize for causing ongoing embarrassment to my children.

Damon Knight always laughed when I told him I thought I was a normal housewife.

Author Focus is on *me* this week at Strange Horizons

http://www.strangehorizons.com

Interview conducted by Gregory Feeley, story reprint (my fourth published story), info about the Jell-O Art show, and a review of Olympic Games from A.M. Dellamonica.
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rwexler
Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 10:56 am:   

After seeing that photo I was way too frightened to post anything. I'm so glad you don't always look like that when you go out in public.

Did anyone show up? Besides people wearing Van Helsing costumes.

Robert
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 09:46 pm:   

I'm trying to behave, really I am. That Nina Kiriki Hoffman is a bad influence.

There were a lot of people at the reading -- maybe 30 folks. Ray Vukcevich and Brian Wade and Dianna Rodgers came from our writing group. (They get invited to my next birthday party.) Our hostess had to bring in extra chairs. Nobody arrived in costume, except their normal hot summer nightwear. I was wearing my purple and green Fluevogs.

I think I won for shoes.

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Richard Parks
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 12:02 pm:   

There was another nice review of OLYMPIC GAMES in the July _Chronicle_.
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 08:13 am:   

July Chronicle? Must Find. Is that the SF Chronicle? Must also find August Locus, as rumors suggest a review is there as well.

We approve of Midwest Book Review's view:

"A witty, dazzling work of fantasy with a twist, that paints cosmic powers as all too fallible and human."
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Richard Parks
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 09:47 am:   

Yes, what used to be called SF Chronicle. They dropped the SF a while back, apparently because people were confusing them with the San Francisco Chronicle for some inexplicable reason.
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 07:27 pm:   

I couldn't find the Chronicle in San Francisco, Palo Alto, or San Jose. So I may never know what they said about me.
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ellen
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 07:44 am:   

It's formerly Science Fiction Chronicle, Leslie. Any genre bookstore will have it.
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just being helpful
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 01:21 pm:   

http://www.dnapublications.com/sfc/
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 08:16 pm:   

Thanks, Ellen and just. There was an old issue at Borderlands in San Francisco. I think I'll just have to live in ignorance.

Speaking of ignorance, today I paid for something using an old penny. The clerk wouldn't accept my penny, saying "This is a Canadian coin and the bank won't take them."

When I pointed out Lincoln's head and the statement about The United States of America it only confused her. This is proof that I am old.
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ellen
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 10:37 pm:   

No. It's proof that the clerk is an idiot.

Leslie,if I can find the issue with the review I'll mail it to you.
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Richard Parks
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 08:32 am:   

If Ellen can't find that issue I'm pretty sure I still have my copy. I can email the review.
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EDatlow
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 09:11 am:   

Richard, I can't find it among the morass in my apt. So I guess it's up to you :-)
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Richard Parks
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 05:36 pm:   

I'm on it. Should be on its way soon.
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 06:02 pm:   

Thank the gods for Richard Parks and Ellen and just and all who help me keep my spirits happy by telling me good news.
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EDatlow
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 07:54 pm:   

Sorry I can't send you the good news personally, but uh... you've been to my place, haven't you?
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 09:08 am:   

Ellen, that was Nina :-)

People often get us confused.



Can you believe that people are already circulating jokes about Elizabeth Kubler-Ross? (I can)
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Ellen
Posted on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 09:55 pm:   

Oh I know Nina's been here. I'm just surprised you never have been.

Why am I not surprised ? (re: Kubler-Ross)

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