Pull out your calendar, because you’ve got a date with me this Thursday at 3PM EST.
If you haven’t heard of LibraryJournal’s (LJ) SELF-e platform, you’re missing out: it’s a terrific effort to get more self-published books launched into libraries. Blue Karma won the LJ Self-Publishing Award for the science fiction genre last year, so I’ve had several opportunities to interact with the cool people there, and it’s always a privilege. SELF-e holds a “Third Thursday” Twitter chat every month, and May’s installment features yours truly. Host Porter Anderson will get me and fellow indie author Dave Ferraro talking about this year’s SELF-e contest. (Indies, if you haven’t submitted yet, what are you waiting for? I’m a judge for the sci-fi category, and I want to read your stories!)
As part of the chat event, LJ kindly invited me to write a guest piece for their blog, discussing the gender gap in science fiction. You might remember I had a startling experience with that earlier this year, so I had lots to say on the topic. It will provide plenty of interesting material for Thursday’s conversation, so don’t miss it! If you haven’t already, follow me on Twitter @jk_ullrich so you won’t miss any of the 140-character action. Hope to hear from you then!