Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

The Jagster to the rescue!

by Rob - October 4th, 2006.
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James Alan Gardner is a great science-fiction writer, and one of my best friends. And tonight, he was there for me when I needed him.

The repercussions of the car accident involving one of my family members that I mentioned yesterday are continuing, and I spent most of today back at the hospital. In total, I got maybe three hours’ sleep between yesterday and today.

But tonight was my long-scheduled first public seminar at the Kitchener Public Library as the Tenth Annual Edna Staebler Writer in Residence there. It was a two-hour event on the basics of getting published — Heinlein’s rules, finding a market, manuscript format, agents, copyright, etc. Normally, I could do that easily, but I was just so shagged today that during the hour-long drive to Kitchener, I called Jim Gardner and asked him to come along and co-present the material with me.

It came off brilliantly. I told the audience why I was off my peak, and they were very supportive. And Jim and I played off each other very well. It turned out to be a very pleasant evening, with lots of wonderful audience participation. Many thanks, Jim!

Exhausted now. Bed.

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