• Worldcon Reno

    Worldcon Reno (Renovation) is scheduled for August 16th-21st. I’m going to be there and I’ll be doing a writers workshop on a signing on Saturday at 1:00. If you’re going to be around and want to get together or hang…

  • Crimson Win Giveaway Winners

    Using a random number generator, the following have one a copy of Crimson Wind. You need to email me with your address at: dpf AT dianapfrancis DOT com (replacing the AT with and @ and Dot with a . of…

  • Back in the Saddle Again

    Finally finished my grading. Turned in my final grades from last block and am three days into this block. And I’m exhausted. Hopefully I’ll catch up on sleep soon. In the meantime, last call: Rosie and mallie_kite you won ARCs…

  • ARC winners

    So there were 38 entries on the ARC contest (entries on my main site here and on my livejournal blog), plus one emailed because she couldn’t get access for some reason–sorry about that Patty! I used Random.org to generate the…

  • contest reminder and updatery

    So I’ve been working on grading and wrapping the block and prepping the next block. I also have an idea for a new book that I can’t write and am trying to get everything down because it will. be. awesome.…

  • Newsletter reminder

    I periodically (actually highly infrequently, but I’m trying to remedy that a little) send out a newsletter of info, reminders, bits and stuff, and some of you may be on the list, and you may not. Do feel free to…

  • words words words

    I remember reading somewhere as an undergraduate an essay by a writer. Someone had approached him and asked him what he needed to be a writer. His reply, slighly flippant, was “first you have to like words.” Here’s the thing,…

  • I need your help

    Right now I’m working on some FAQs for the new website–you’ll have noticed that things are getting added and developed quite a bit. My list of resource links will be back eventually and the maps will be posted and all…