”from Heather Gladney’s Archival webpage:”
Notes as of 12/12/03: The material here comes mainly from an older website, but it may still be of interest to fans of my two published ACE fantasy novels, ”Teot’s War” and ”Teot’s War 2: Bloodstorm”.
If you are looking for more copies of my books, Other Change of Hobbit, Uncle Hugo’s Bookstore, Powell’s books, and your friendly local used book dealers should all be able to order copies for you. They also appear in regular eBAy auctions and on Amazon secondary dealer’s lists. Thanks for your interest and your queries about when the third book may ever come out!
Currently I’m reworking a mss that had passed the first screen of editors at DAW. It’s on hold there until I can uncurl some massive flashbacks (which could be made into a whole other book) that may end up making it into a big Part 1/ Part 2 tome.
Fortunately, DAW likes really big books.
I liked hearing that!
Wish me luck on getting more of it done over the holidays.
Before Live Journal ever happened, people put up entries on their own websites. This is rather what I did with my own. A lot has been happening since then! For one thing, the twins are talking, and they can run across the park a whole lot faster than I do.
I’ve also modified my old comments about links to match the new information here.
As of 11-26-01, after two weeks of wild scramble for time enough to get things done in the face of a sick cat, a mid-term project, two work projects, archiving everything during four hard drive reformats and a white-knuckled reinstallation of Windows98 and getting the DSL up again–oh yes, and besides the war on Afghanistan and anthrax in the Post Office, wasn’t there a World series wedged in there somewhere? Just the best basball game I’ve ever seen, not that I follow it all that well, but if they keep playing like *this* then we’ll all think it worthwhile–where was I? Writing. (And stop tapping your foot like that! No drumming fingernails either. I swear.)
That is to say, reconstructing and rethinking from my paper copies those changes to the fourth Teot novel that *didn’t* make it into the cd archives. I’ve also gone back to the gym and just now I am in too mellow a mood to fight with computer homework. Never mind that there is only some sort of wimpy goo between my ears, not a brain sharp enough to cut through thickets of unfamiliar commands. But no, it isn’t the first actual exercise I’ve had in two weeks. Oh no! not lucky me!
I spent Thanksgiving weekend hoisting nine-month-old twin boys overhead and waggling them in midair to make them giggle. I did this a lot. A whole lot. Twins.
I had help, too. I was *not* trying to handle this all alone, the way their stalwart Mum does. Think you’re tired now? Hey, they haven’t figured out *walking* yet. They already understand that quaint phrase, “NO!” Be afraid, O ye of puny back strength.
Who had time to think about being grateful? All right, yes, whenever I got to collapse on the couch.
The one great satisfaction I feel is that, besides reading them Seussian things, inciting riot with the blocks, and maliciously planting the insidious idea of sliding one sleeper-jammied foot forward ahead of the other– apparently between us all, we completely wore out the poor little things.
I’m not about to admit it was mutual. I have my dignity.
It was noted with amusement that the sick cat and I staggered off to bed for fourteen hours after it was all over. The cat is at least a hundred, in cat-years. I don’t even have *that* excuse.
This cat still has all her marbles, too. If the younger cats bounce around and disturb her, this cat is capable of looking at them, and then at you, with that Victorian stare that says perfectly horrible things although she doesn’t bother to articulate any of it in detail.
She hasn’t decided to leave us yet, but she may do so any day now. She wouldn’t appreciate any sloppy sentimentality from the likes of us, but she may earn it anyway.[Later note: she is no longer with us. Surprising how much I miss her on sudden sharp occasions.]
She saw me through writing the first complete Teot draft when I was recovering from knee surgery. With my present computer and desk, she liked to thread back and forth in front of the keyboard, constantly threatening to step on letters, but never quite being so clumsy as to do so. She did this when she wanted something, when she thought we were being boring, and when she thought it was past time to quit. She had distinct ideas of when it was time for all good cats to chivvy their large pets along off to bed. Humans take so much training, you know…
Hobbies? What hobbies? Collectors do not regard their addictions so lightly. So, indeed yes, I am also a much-thorned gardener who moves carefully around a pack of modern hybrids and hulking older roses–bourbons, damasks, teas, and rugosas. I hate it when they gang up on each other, let alone me! I am also a sometime artist of the figurative sort who growls over the details of Rembrandt. Up close, it’s nothing but a stray flick of a toothbrush. But step back, and somehow that messy scribble of gold is now a belt, a gown, a bit of gilt on a sword hilt.
I find it just as interesting to dip into comic and fantastic cover art, anime and manga, graphic novels. As 3-D programs become more sophisticated and easier to use, as capacity increases to accomodate such demands, it may come quickly enough for me to learn it! I wonder if we can achieve a combination of the things I love when I read great stories, or see great movies, or view great paintings. I look for things which make me think and provoke me to better work myself.
As of 08/06/01, I’ve added a new set of links to bookstores, and notes on other sites that I lack space to link to.
I’ve also added new sites to the existing pages.
Even as a fantasy writer, folks do expect to bump into some real-world technology and science in there.
The sword part of sword-and-sorcery is nicely served by various Renaissance Fair/Creative Anachronism sites–try starting with Kalani’s page of Renaissance Faire Links, as listed on the Reference section.
For the sorcery bits, I read a variety of popular science magazines, such as Scientific American, Smithsonian, and Technology Review from MIT. Besides hitting Scientific American online, there’s a lot of other science sites out there. Try the BBC science website for short science news clips, and the other science sites I listed in the Reference section.
In the General section, click on the Puzzlebox site for your music fix. The band was put together by my brother-in-law. Besides sound clips, try it for a sample of the subtle things my sister can do with a website.
Fellow writers, browse around the Publisher’s Weekly site for business tidbits in the Public Literacy section.
I’ve also included another link to their site which goes to advice on avoiding problems with agents.
I’ve added the agent advice link to SFWA, Science Fiction Writers of America [and more lately, divers other writing sites such as ARE and Speculations where you may find useful advice.]
(utdated now) For gardeners, over in the Chlorophyll section, I’ve added an interesting UK site called Plants for a Future, 7000 Useful Plants. They even had listings about “stevia” there, a plant which may prove useful to diabetics, and has been safely used for artificially sweetening items for a long time.
[[About the Author]] will take you to further discussion on how I ended up creating these pieces.
[[Bibliography]] will take you to the listing of works completed so far.
[[About the Series]] will take you to more details on the Teot’s War series of books.
[[Short Stuff]] will take you to a goody page of links. There’s pdf scans of short stories, research and maps related to the Teot series.
[[Chlorophyll]] will take you to one of my other non-work and non-writing activities.
[[Wetlab]] will take you to another yet another non-work preoccupation.
Rather than maintaining an entire page of links that always need updating, I’ve posted lots of bizarre and useful links, with tags, here: http://del.icio.us/hgladney