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Acclaimed Science Fiction writer, Harlan Ellison, died last week.  He was a legend for two reasons–his writing and abrasive personality.  He was a force of nature that was hard to withstand.  I met only once.  We appeared on a panel together in 2005.  It was the most intense hour’s of my life (the picture is of me after the panel).  He called me “a fucking idiot” but I made him laugh too.  What made me run afoul of him only to turn it around moments later I haven’t told many people out of fear it would get back to Harlan.  Now he’s gone, I can share what happened, what was said and the secret I never told.  There are thousands of anecdotes about Harlan and this one is mine.  You can listen to it below.  I hope you like it.

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I’m going to be at this year’s Left Coast Crime convention held the world’s biggest little city Reno!! This is my appearance schedule.

I Get a Kick Out of You: How Much Violence Is Too Much?
With Robin Burcell,  Parnell Hall,  David Putnam, Travis Richardson and with me moderating.
Friday, March 23rd, 11:30am-12:15pm

Simon Wood’s Life as a Casino Private Investigator
This is a special event open to six people only. Sign up here.
Friday, March 23rd, 12:30pm-1:30pm

I Gotta Be Me: Self, Traditional & Hybrid Publishing Options
With H.S. Clark (Moderator), Colleen Dunn Bates, Heather Haven, Sheila Simonson and me
Saturday, March 24th, 10:15am-11:00am

The Not So Secret Life of Authors 
With Lou Berney, Bill Fitzhugh, Linda Joffe Hull, Christa Faust, Catriona McPherson and with me emceeing
Saturday, March 24th, 5:15pm-6:00pm

If you’re coming, I do hope you’ll by and say hi.

 

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This year’s Left Coast Crime convention is in lovely Monterey and starts next Thursday. I’m looking forward to it as it’s a time to see friends and have fun.

If you’re attending, this is where you’ll find me:

 
Friday 2:45 – 3:30
A Dark and Stormy Night: The Inspiration Behind Our Characters

Rochelle Staab (Moderator)
Lisa Brackmann
Sophie Littlefield
Lisa Lutz
Simon Wood
Saturday 10:15 – 11:00
Smile and Be a Villain: What Makes Villains Memorable

John Billheimer (Moderator)
Darrell James
J.J. Lamb
Con Lehane
Simon Wood
 
I’m also hosting a table at the Banquet on Saturday night, so if you’re going and you want to see me spill soup down myself, sign up to be on my table. If you’re not signed up yet, there’s still time.

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This year’s Left Coast Crime convention is in Sacramento (my American hometown) and starts today. I’m looking forward to it as it’s a time to see friends and have fun.

If you’re attending, this is where you’ll find me:

Friday 10:15 – 11:00
Men of Mystery Panel

With 11 other gents.

Friday 2:45 – 3:30
Writing IS a Real Job!

Simon Wood (M)
Jill Amadio
John Daniel
Robert Ward
L.J. Sellers

Saturday 11:30 – 12:15
Bad to the Bone

Michelle Gagnon (M)
Alan Jacobson
Boyd Morrison
Thomas Perry
Simon Wood

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