In the last week of September, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the annual Author-Editor Reception to be held at the Manhattan Penthouse on October 6, 2014.

I hadn’t been to New York for a long time. I hadn’t done deals with New York for a long time.

But in September I sold a new story, “Teardrop,” to the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, a traditional New York magazine with a long and venerable history.

I am now officially a “hybrid author,” meaning I own a publishing company that publishes my backlist and some new titles as independent ebooks. And I am now publishing traditionally in print and in ebooks through traditional publishers.

So the time was right.

This is good. I’ve been planning a blog about the topic of hybrid publishing for some time. Stay tuned.

But in September, I looked at my husband Tom Robinson and decided then and there. I said, “I’ve got to go.”

So there you have it, my friends. This was a whirlwind visit and turned out to be very productive. I’m extremely glad I went! Now that I’m back in California and recovering from the jet-lag such a trip produces, I’m reviewing my notes and will post reports over the next days about my experiences with ground and air transportation, my hotel, and most importantly the Reception.

From the author of Summer Of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo. Summer of Love, A Time Travel is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

The Gilded Age, A Time Travel on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. The Gilded Age, A Time Travel is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, “Fun and enjoyable urban fantasy,” on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) includes all four books. On Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo; Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Strange Ladies: 7 Stories, five-star rated, “A fantastic collection,” on Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, and Sony. Strange Ladies: 7 Stories is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

My Charlotte: Patty’s Story on Barnes and Noble, US Kindle, UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo; My Charlotte: Patty’s Story is also on Amazon.com worldwide in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico.

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