This past weekend was MileHiCon in Denver. I went for the first time and had a fantastic couple of days. I moderated a panel on writing short stories and one on dystopian fashion, and I really enjoyed the resulting conversations with my fellow panelists. Plus getting to see Connie Willis, Carrie Vaughn, Paolo Bacigalupi, and a bunch of friends from the NM writing community all in one place was wonderful.
MileHiCon is also the very last event I have planned for Implanted’s launch. Which would be sad if I wasn’t so exhausted from doing all the things these past few months. I cannot wait to get back to my old writing routine and the projects I’ve had to set aside. So it’s not so much an ending but another beginning, right?
I’ve already talked about the Implanted launch party and the joint event I did with Rebecca Roanhorse at BookBar. But a few weeks ago I also had an event at Bookworks in Albuquerque and another for my alma mater Clemson University.
The Bookworks appearance was a lot of fun, and I got a chance to talk with some of the attendees and staff in greater depth than some of the other events I’ve done this year thanks to the welcoming space.
Then, roughly a week later, I went back to Clemson where I went to undergrad. Thanks to Thompson Mefford who’s been a good friend all through college and beyond and is now a professor there, I was able to speak with aspiring writers in Clemson’s Honors College. I was a member of the Honors College as well back in the day, so it felt a little like coming full circle. I was super impressed by the enthusiasm and insightful questions the students had and hope they’ll keep writing!
In addition to all these events and convention appearances, I’ve also done a number posts around the interwebs. Latest highlights include:
- I had a lovely chat with fellow Angry Robot author Amanda Bridgeman on a bunch of things about the book and my writing process.
- I introduced myself to the Science Fiction Romance Brigade in a Meet the Author post.
- I talked about my favorite books over at Nerds of a Feather. And My Favorite Bit about Implanted over at Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog.
- I was asked all sorts of great questions during my Reddit Fantasy AMA.
- I discussed some of my worldbuilding strategies and how science fiction is performing the emotional labor our tech sector refuses to do over at Tor.com.
- I had a delightful time talking food and fiction with Fran Wilde and Aliette de Bodard for Cooking the Books.
- Finally I was asked some of the greatest questions about Implanted on The Return Cart podcast’s third episode.
Here’s a recap of some recent reviews of Implanted that make my heart happy. Needless to say I’m thrilled people are enjoying the book!
The Albuquerque Science Fiction Society said in the October issue of ASFACTS that “Teffeau has created a fast-paced, exciting novel with great worldbuilding,” along with other nice things.
That’s it for me!