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YNY News – Michael Ewing Wins 2014 Emerging Writers Gateway Contest

Please join the Piper center in celebrating Michael Ewing’s first novel, Satan’s Gold, which has won first prize in the 2014 Emerging Writers Gateway Contest for best crime fiction!

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“An Audio Interview with Michael A. Stackpole” at SF Signal

  • “An Audio Interview with Michael A. Stackpole” at SF Signal

    Michael Stackpole recently sat with Timothy C. Ward at SF Signal to record a podcast interview. They discuss the recent Canvas course Michael conducted, but discuss many more topics, as the introduction explains:

    Michael and Tim also discuss how one learns to outline, examining studies in neuroplasticity and how outlines come from a strong understanding of characters. Michael discusses higher education options for aspiring authors of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

    The audio podcast is available to stream and to download on the SF Signal website.

Bill Konigsberg’s “Openly Straight” finalist for 2014 Walden Award

The Piper Center is proud to announce that our own YOUR NOVEL YEAR coordinator & instructor, Bill Konigsberg, has been chosen as one of five finalists for the 2014 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award! The book earning the honor is Bill’s 2013 effort, Openly Straight.

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Diane Setterfield Talks Writing, Etcetera…

On November 14th, 2013, Diane Setterfield visited The Poisoned Pen Bookstore to talk about her work! Check out the video of the event…

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“Review of the Day: The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson” – School Library Journal

Guest of the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Conference, novelist Varian Johnson,  receives high praise for The Great Greene Heist.

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Bill Konigsberg’s Openly Straight Wins Sid Fleischman Humor Award

Many congratulations to our friend Bill Konigsberg, whose young adult novel, Openly Straight, has won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award!

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“An Audio Interview with Michael A. Stackpole” at SF Signal

Michael Stackpole recently sat with Timothy C. Ward at SF Signal to record a podcast interview.

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Bill Konigsberg Hosts a YA Workshop at Changing Hands!

Your Novel Year Faculty Member Konigsberg hosts “Finding Your Teen Voice, and What to Do When It Stops Speaking to You” Workshop!

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