The next Superstars Writing Seminar will be held on February 5-7, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We’ve decided to make the Hilton Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs our regular venue and keep the first or second weekend in February as our regular date. That seemed to work well for the seminar we just held there, which was our most successful one yet. That was true even despite the weather, which (or so I’m told by residents of the area) was much worse than usual.
1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 16
This time Karl checked into his hotel and sent a note to Sarah asking when she could see him. Then he cooled his heels for a while and occupied himself with paper work.
It was the next day at noon when he met Sarah at the American Cafe. “So what’s so important?” Sarah asked, before they had even ordered.
Paradigms Lost — Chapter 27
Chapter 27: Empathy and Electronics
“Jason, you need your rest. It’s been twenty-seven hours. Go to bed.”
I was too tired to jump at the sudden voice from a formerly empty space. “Verne, I’ve got work to do. I’m going to find that bastard and silver him like a goddam mirror. I don’t have time to sleep. You heard what Winthrope told me.”
1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 15
Chapter 6: Your Presence Is Required
“You have another letter, Prince Karl,” Josef Gandelmo told him when he got back from his latest trip to Magdeburg.
“Is it from Gundaker again?” There had been several letters from Gundaker, each ordering Karl to stop seeing Sarah Wendell and reminding him of his obligations under the 1606 treaty between his father and uncles.
“No, it’s from King Albrecht.”
Paradigms Lost — Chapter 26
Chapter 26: Special Guest Appearance By…
“What was her reaction?”
“About what you’d expect.” Verne raised an eyebrow. “Well, she didn’t believe me, that’s for sure. But she also wasn’t comfortable not believing, either; the stuff Gorthaur’s been up to has already got them spooked.”
Polychrome – Chapter 09
For a minute I thought he wasn’t going to answer me directly. His storm-violet eyes started to turn away; then they closed, reopened, looked back down at me.
“Erik Medon, this is one of the great uncertainties. Your precise fate… lies beyond any prophecy. The prophecy, in fact, ends at the moment you confront our true enemies. And as I have already told you, even the path to that confrontation is fraught with uncertainty. Die you may, and that well before we have reached even a chance for victory. Or you may fail in some less dramatic but no less final manner.” He held up a hand as I was about to speak. “But I know that you mean to ask about the ultimate end of this adventure, and to that I can say… you may well die then.”
1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 14
Moses blinked. Cardinal Larry Mazzare had been approved by the pope, but it was hardly a Jew’s place to be telling that to a staunch Counter-Reformationist like Gundaker von Liechtenstein. Besides which, Gundaker was a very smart man whose intelligence was only outdistanced by his stubbornness. Instead, Moses looked down at his folder. “No. They are Baptist.”
Paradigms Lost — Chapter 25
Chapter 25: Ways to Make You Talk
I looked up as the cell door opened. Renee entered. She walked over and took my hand without a word. After a moment, she said, “You okay?”
“I guess,” I said finally. “Am I getting out of here?”