Monday, May 29, 2017

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow by BJ Neblett

Your summer fun starts at Hugo House with a trip to the past and into the future! Ever wonder about time travel? Ever wish you could go back and change something; or maybe see what tomorrow and the next day and the day after have in store? Ever be deeply engrossed in the latest sci-fi thriller only to have it ruined by an implausible, even ridiculous time travel scenario? Ever get tripped up in your writing about time travel? My next class, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Writing Believable Time Travel In Sci-fi and Fantasy, is a class you won't want to miss. We will address the popular beliefs, myths and facts about time travel; look at the problems and pitfalls of traveling to another time; examine the writings of some of the best and most popular sci-fi writers in the business, plus have open discussions about our own beliefs and feelings on the subject. There will even be guest lecturers revealing how they make their own time travel tales believable and engaging.
Classes start Tuesday, July 18th, and run for six weeks, every Tuesday night, 7 til 9 PM, at Seattle's Hugo House. For more info, and to sign up click here to check out their site. But get on it... this promises to be a fun and popular class and will fill up soon. Don't be stuck in the past!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Stories Up For Consideration by BJ Neblett

Hello again. Just a quick note and request for your help. Two of my most popular stories, Seven Seconds and Rain At The Intersection Of Tomorrow are up for big time consideration. But I do need your help. Please take a minute to click the two links below and 'like' my stories. I'm not a big fan of this sort of thing, to me it is nothing more than a popularity contest...see how many votes a story gets before we look at it...but it is the first step, and an important one. It's quick, easy and painless. So, thanks ahead of time for your help. I'll keep you posted!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Time Travel, Writing, And New Releases by BJ Neblett

It's been a while and I can't believe April is almost over. Here in the great northwest we've had more than our share of showers. Not sure about anyone else, but I'm ready for some May flowers... as well as sunshine and warmer temperatures.
Something I am definitely ready for is a new semester of teaching at Hugo House, here in Seattle. This time around I'll be heading up a course titled Introduction To Fiction. Classes run for six weeks and are designed for the beginner, novice and more advanced writers. Join me Tuesdays, from 5 PM til 7 PM, starting May 23rd and running through June 27. This is a popular class and fills up quickly, so be sure to follow this link to sign up: Hugo House, Introduction To Fiction.
While you are registering for classes, you might want to keep this in mind. Starting July 18, I'll be teaching a new class: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Writing About Time Travel In Fiction. This should be an exciting class, exploring the ins and outs, along with the pros and cons, and pitfalls of writing about time travel. We will discuss motifs, trends and personal opinions, as well as look at some classic time travel, from HG Wells to Star Trek to Steven King to Kelly Moore. Make plans now. Classes are Tuesdays at 7:10 PM until 9:10 PM, and start July 18. Check with Hugo House for more information and registration.
Finally, I am still looking for a summer/fall release for my alternate reality/fantasy novel Planet Alt Sete Nine. Of course we all know how publishers work... In the mean time, you can add another KJ McPike winner to your summer reading list. The next book in her YA/NA Fantasy Astralis series, Tenuous, is due out the end of May. This time and dimension traveling adventure continues the story of young Lali and Kai begun in Xodus and continued in Nemesis. You can pre-order Tenuous, as well as find all of my books on and in book stores.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Teaching, Writing, Editing, Softball and Poets by BJ Neblett

Image by Alex Kie

Just a brief note to bring you up to date and let all know I am still alive! It's been a crazy, busy new year so far. I recently finished teaching my Short Story and Shorter Stories class at Hugo House. It will be offered again soon. In the mean time I'll be teaching Intro To Fiction beginning May 23. And keep in mind I have a new class coming up in the summer about writing compelling and original time travel in fiction. Stay tuned for more details and dates/times.
I have been feverishly editing my friend KJ McPike's new work, book two of her Astralis series. Tenuous is due out late spring and is turning into a great sequel to her award winning Young Adult novel Xodus. It's been a double edge sword as working on her new book has cut into my own writing time, and yet her work has been inspiring and filling me with new ideas for my own latest effort, Princess Haylee. It's book two and the sequel to Planet Alt-Sete-Nine, my own new contemporary fantasy due out this summer/fall. I love the image above and am considering using it and Alex Kie for illustrations. More to come on all this as well, so hang in there!
Despite the rain and cold I've bitten the bullet and returned to softball, what they are calling the "early spring league." Our first outing went well, just a few sprinkles, freezing cold (we play at 8 PM) and a 19 to 3 win. Let's hope this Wednesday is warmer if not drier!
Finally, with all I'm doing lately, I've been seriously neglecting my poetry blog, Here For A Season (the link is to the right). If there are any aspiring and/or established poets out there interested in a guest shot please contact me via my email: Let me know a little about yourself and what type of poetry you write and we'll chat. I look forward to seeing some great work in future editions of Here For A Season.

Monday, January 16, 2017

New Release From A Great Author by BJ Neblett

Hello again. Today the spotlight is on a romance author friend of mine Renee Harless and her newest release Coming Alive.
For more info visit Renee on her Facebook page, and be sure to tell her BJ sent ya!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Reader's Catalogue And Back To Teaching by BJ Neblett

Reader’s Catalogue and Back To Teaching by BJ Neblett

Hello and happy New Year. Here is the overdue year end listing of all of my publications and where you can find them. Most everything is available through simply by searching my name. Please be sure to leave a review of anything you may read. Thanks in advance.
For those of you in the Seattle area, I will be teaching a class on short story and flash fiction writing, Short Stories & Shorter Stories at Hugo House forWriters. Classes will be Sunday’s from 10 AM till Noon and commence February 5, continuing through March 12. There is still time to register and plenty of room for more students. Click here for more info.
Looking ahead, I will be teaching my fiction writing class during the spring semester. Tentatively scheduled for Tuesday evenings, 5 PM till 7 PM, starting May 23, you can find more info by contacting Hugo House. This has proven to be one of my most popular classes and I hope you plan on joining us.
Finally, Planet Alt-Sete-Nine is at the publisher, and the sequel, Princess Haylee is coming along great. Keep watching here for publication/release dates for these and more!

Available now:
Ice Cream Camelot                Memoir                                   
Elysian Dreams                      Contemporary urban fantasy adventure
2017 releases:
Planet Alt-Sete-Nine               Contemporary fantasy/alternate reality
Princess Haylee                      Contemporary fantasy/alternate reality
2017/2018 release:
Never Let A Vegetarian Pack Your Lunch (And Other Love Stories)
                                                Collection of romance stories

Short Stories:
Rain At The Intersection Of Tomorrow                   
                                                Beyond The Hedge Anthology          7-1-2016
The Girl With The Stars In Her Eyes                                   
                                                Paradox Ethereal Magazine                12-1-2016
Round Table                           Paradox Ethereal Magazine                6-1-2016
Summer Of Love                    Romance Magazine Vol 3 No 9          10-8-2015
No Boundaries                       Romance Magazine Vol 3 No 8          9-8-2015
The Man Who Wouldn’t Die
                                                Paradox Ethereal Magazine                8-27-2015
The Gift                                  Paradox Ethereal Magazine                6-1-2015
Seven Seconds                        eFiction Magazine Vol 6 No 4            7-1-2015
One-Eyed Redhead From Texas
                                                Romance Magazine Vol 3 No 4          5-8-2015
Crank Up The Wyrd              eFiction Magazine Vol 5 No 12          3-1-2015
Business As Usual                  Romance Magazine Vol 2 No 12        1-8-2015
Ponytail: Never Say Uncle     Romance Magazine Vol 2 No 7          8-8-2014
Tulips                                      Romance Magazine Vol 2 No 6          7-8-2014
Three Of A Kind                    Romance Magazine Vol 2 No 5          6-8-2014
All The Wrong Places            Romance Magazine Vol 2 No 2          3-8-2014
Rain                                        Romance Magazine Vol 1 No 10        12-8-2013
Satan’s Blood                         eFiction Magazine Vol 4 No 3            7-1-2013
Seven Seconds                        Northern Liberties Review                 4-1-2013