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December, 2011: the new site is launched: slimmed down, updated, and bright with gorgeous new cover art for the electronic editions of most of my books. Here's my answer to all this alarmist crap about the 2012 end of the world: ending or not ending, the world is a better place when you have good stories to read.

Spring 2011: Now available in ebook form, complete with new cover art, is most of my backlist, including out of print books like My Father's Ghost, The Kingdom of Kevin Malone, and The Sorcery Hall trilogy. I've spent the winter working with Bob Kruger (ElectricStory.com) to re-launch my work as content for those Nooks and Kindles and whatever new reader-screen somebody just invented that I'll hear about tomorrow.

Summer 2010: The first decade of the new century is nearly done, and I've decided to give this place an overhaul. My old site, much as I loved it, was designed primarily as a playground for me and my guests and visitors. Eight years on, in a half-werecked economy and with books going electronic, to earn its keep a writer's site needs to be primarly a promotional and selling tool. That's the goal of the new, streamlined site, in the works.

Spring 2010: Poe (ed. Ellen Datlow, Solaris, January 2009) wins the Shirley Jackson Award. "Lowland Sea", my story written for this collection, also leads off the parade of horrifical horror in Best Horror of the Year, volume two, from Nightshade Press (gorgeous cover art). Ellen herself wins the Black QuillAward for editing Poe.

May 2009: The new trade paperback edition of Dorothea Dreams, a tale of art, chicanery, and a ghost from two hundred years ago, comes out in the Heirloom reprint series from Aqueduct Press.

Spring 2009: Ellen Datlow's brand new collection Poe, from Solaris, includes my new story, "Lowland Sea", in a fine company of stories all inspired by Edgar Allan's writing, and getting lots of gratifying reviews.

Summer 2008: The Vampire Tapestry is reissued in a handsome new trade paper edition by Tor/Forge, in the Orb line of classic sf and fantasy.

Fall 2003: At the World Science Fiction Convention in Toronto, yours truly is inducted into the Gaylactic Spectrum Hall of Fame in recognition of the four gender-bending books of the Holdfast Chronicles.

August 2002: My original website, designed by Vonda McIntyre under the auspices of SFWA, goes online.