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Friday, June 10, 2016

The Blank Page Writers Group has published Love and Other Affections Afflictions. The print version will be available at:

The Open Book
24250 Town Center Drive, Suite 190
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 255-1400

where the authors will be having a book signing Friday night June 10, 2016 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.


May 17, 2016

I just found out that one of the members of my Tuesday night writers group had a dream inspired by my reading of a chapter of my "High Fantasy" novel. All I can say is wow. I think I'm doing something right.


February 1, 2016

For a limited time, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol 29, XXIX, the book with my story Cop For A Day is available at Amazon at a discounted price, ebook for $.99 and the paperback version is $3.99.

In addition, the three prior volumes, #26, #27 and #28 are also available at Amazon at the same discounted price.

This is all part of celebrating the 32nd Annual Awards that will be held April 10, 2016 in the Los Angeles area. You can watch this online in the comfort of your own home, or dress up and attend in person by RSVPing here.


December 1, 2015

Just in time for all your gift giving needs, the Orange County Science Fiction Writers Orbit published Quantum Visions 4. The Quantum Visions 4 chapbook looks good when gift wrapped and placed under a tree or in a stocking. This collection of previously unpublished short pieces from members of our writers group includes a story from me which is a humorous urban fantasy called "Death Guard." Whether this leaves you wanting more, or less, be sure to buy volume 1, volume 2, and volume 3 .


November 21, 2015

Shades & Shadows # 13 is scheduled for November 21, 2015, the weekend before Thanksgiving. I will be one of six authors reading from their works.


November 20, 2015

The Blank Page Writers Group has published Laugh Until You Scream. The print version will be available at the The Open Book, 24250 Town Center Drive, Suite 190, Valencia, CA 91355 (661) 255-1400 where the authors will be having a book signing Friday night from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. The regular Open Mic night will be happening at the same time and location from 7:00pm - 9:00pm


March 1, 2015

For those of you interested in the Kindle version of Writers of the Future Volume 29 (L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future) , it is now available for $0.99.


April 1, 2015

Since I haven't made many sales and I didn't want my site to look abandoned, I decided to add a new section, writers resources.

This will be anything from online programs, to software you install on your computer. Of course, I will have a few links to sites that list markets.

I'm interested in about your favorite resources.


December 1, 2014

Just in time for all your gift giving needs, the Orange County Science Fiction Writers Orbit published Quantum Visions 3. The Quantum Visions 3 chapbook looks good when gift wrapped and placed under a tree or in a stocking. This collection of previously unpublished short pieces from members of our writers group includes a story from me which is an urban fantasy political satire called "Vampire Free Zone." Whether this leaves you wanting more, or less, be sure to buy volume 1 and volume 2.


April 13, 2014 is the 30th annual Writers of the Future awards ceremony. While not attending in any kind of official capacity I will be there to enjoy the event along with other supporters of beginning professional writers.

For those who are unable to attend in person (and have your photo taken with yours truly wearing something other than a t-shirt and jeans) you can watch the event online at: Writers of the Future


March 31, 2014 is the deadline for nominating for the Hugo and John W. Campbell Award ballot.

If you're not sure who to vote for in the short story category, I would like to suggest you vote for Chrome Oxide for Cop For A Day published in Writers of the Future, volume XXIX.

If you're not sure who to vote for the John W. Campbell Award for the Best New Writer, then I would like to suggest Chrome Oxide who is in his first year of eligibility.

If you have received your LonCon 3 Membership Number and you Hugo Pin Number, then click on this link LonCon 3 - voting to make your nominations for 2014 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (scroll to the bottom of the page).

If you haven't received your LonCon 3 Membership Number and your Hugo Pin Number, then click on this link LonCon 3 to find out what you need to do to acquire them.


Writers and Illustrators of the Future has a new improved website.

The redesign makes it easy and obvious where to find information for submitting your story or artwork for the contest as well as how to view the annual awards ceremony.

Here is the bio I wrote for myself and included in the L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 29, XXIX

Here are all the recent videos, including the acceptance speech by Chrome Oxide for Cop For A Day.

Jon Eno is the award winning illustrator with a selection of his paintings including the one he did for Cop For A Day, by Chrome Oxide


For those of you who paid for your LonCon 3 membership before January 31, 2014, you area eligible to nominate for the Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award. Here is the link to login and nominate.

LonCon 3 2014 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer Login

You have until March 31, 2014 to nominate the stories you want to see on the ballot.


Hugo and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Because my first professional sale, Cop For A Day, by Chrome Oxide, was in June 2013 I am eligible for both the Hugo and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

Stupefying Stories just electronically published 2014 Campbellian Anthology. This anthonlogy will only be online for a short time. So if you are interested in reading my story along with all the other authors eligible for this award go here sooner rather than later.

If you wish to nominate and vote for either award, you will need to purchase either an attending or supporting membership to LonCon 3 - 72nd World Science Fiction Convention. Supporting memberships are $42.00 until February 28, 2014 after which the price goes up. For those planning on attending, the convention will be held in London, England between August 14 to August 18, 2014.

Why should you consider nominating me for the Hugo ballot? According to the Tangent Online 2013 Recommended Reading List, my story is one of the 29 best short stories of the year in the science fiction and fantasy field.


Tangent Online 2013 Recommended Reading List includes in the Short Stories Three Stars (the scale is from 0 to 3) section Cop For A Day, by Chrome Oxide.


John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

I am now listed on Writertopia under 2014 Award: Writers in 1st year of eligibility for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.


The Next Big Thing

Iíve been tagged to participate in The Next Big Thing by rese. The Next Big Thing is a way for beginning writers to promote themselves and others.

- rese is a sci-fi/fantasy novelist, specializing in epic fantasy.


Cop For A Day - Review

October 15, 2013 SF Site Reviews reviewed Writer's of the Future XXIX. This review has something thoughtful to say about every story in this book. Starting at paragraph 12, I was surprised to find out this reviewer, Dave Truesdale, thought my story was the best story in the book.


Book Sales and Signings

In case anyone was unable to attend the official book signings (held at Barnes & Noble in Burbank and Huntington Beach) or any of my stealth signings (at shows in the Southern California area-Huntington Beach, El Segundo and Hermosa Beach), and are interested in an autographed copy of the book, I'll be keeping a couple of the books in my car until I run out.


June 2013 Coming to a Barnes & Noble near you.

The Writers and Illustrators of the Future will be having a book and calendar signing events. As the only Los Angeles writer, I will be joined by some of the Los Angeles area award winning illustrators and contest judges.

Barnes & Noble, Burbank, June 29, 2013 2:00pm

Barnes & Noble, Huntington Beach, June 26, 2013 7:00pm


What is it like to be a winner (or published finalist) of the Writers of the Future contest?

Writers and Illustrators of the Future Honored at 29th L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards

Introducing Writer Winner Chrome Oxide

29th Annual Writers and Illustrators of the Future Workshops and Awards Celebration: Day 1

29th Annual Writers and Illustrators of the Future Workshops and Awards Celebration: Day 2

29th Annual Writers and Illustrators of the Future Workshops and Awards Celebration: Day 3

29th Annual Writers and Illustrators of the Future Workshops and Awards Celebration: Day 4

29th Annual Writers and Illustrators of the Future Workshops and Awards Celebration: Day 5

29th Annual Writers and Illustrators of the Future Workshops and Awards Celebration: Day 6

29th Annual Writers and Illustrators of the Future Workshops and Awards Celebration: Day 7

Archive for 'The Workshop Week'


Yahoo! News - Writer Steven Libis from Mission Hills, California, Announced as L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest Published Finalist for the Year

PR Web - Writer Steven Libis from Mission Hills, California, Announced as L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest Published Finalist for the Year

Writers Of The Future Awards Ceremony, April 14, 2013

This may be your only chance to see me in public when I'm NOT wearing my shoulder holster or a t-shirt!

For information and seat reservations, please call Joni Labaqui at 323-466-3310. Winners of Worldwide Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest Will Celebrate the 29th Year of the L. Ron Hubbard Awards in Los Angeles at the Legendary Wilshire Ebell Theatre and Club. This is the second consecutive year at this site.


STOP THE PRESSES - AGAIN!: December 26, 2012

Another day, another phone call.

Writers of the Future will be publishing my story in their annual anthology. I came in fourth place. Which means no prize money. :-( However, I do get normal pay for my story, I will attend the writers workshop and the awards ceremony and receive all the other benefits of the winners.

START THE PRESSES: December 20, 2012

I'm no longer at a loss for words. The winners were announced, and I wasn't one of them. I'm disappointed that I didn't win. However, I'm still very happy that my first time submission did this well. I may yet have a future with this writing thing. :-)

Final Yearly Winners Announced by Author Services, Inc. in International Writers of the Future Contest

STOP THE PRESSES: December 13, 2012

Would you believe I am at a loss for words?

I received a phone call this morning informing me that I am one of eight writers selected as finalists in the 4th quarter of this contest which has been running for twenty nine years. I am both surprised and honored to reach this point. I am looking forward to seeing my stories in print. If not here, then in other publications that feature science fiction and fantasy writers.

PR Web - 4th Quarter Finalists Announced in the International L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest


Since I have sold more recordings than stories, I have placed a photo of a selection of recordings I have participated on.

Loscon 38, November 25, 2011

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