The Versatile Blogger Award, Hugos, and My 2012 Forthcoming Books

Well, it’s award season, so it’s obligatory to let you know that The Worker Prince is eligible for Hugo nominations. I suppose I’m also eligible for the Best New Writer Award.  But far more important, if you ask me, SFFWRTCHT and the column interviews are eligible for Hugos in Best Fan Writer. Please keep this in mind if you feel it’s worthy. I certainly understand if you don’t though, because I’m just getting started here.

Speaking of awards, though, my blog has been nominated for:

The Versatile Blogger Award!!

The very kind J.C. Piech nominated me. I’d never read his blog before, so I so appreciate his nominating me, not only because it was very kind of him, but also because I can now follow his blog.

My nominess and an explanation of this award are below. Please consider these also nominations for Hugo consideration. I think most of those listed are qualified and all are deserving for Best Fan Writer and some as well for Best Fanzine. They are quality blogs and fan writers all.

But before I list all that, here’s my forthcoming published works for 2012. All of these will be out by year’s end.

101 More Dinosaur Jokes For Kids (final title pending), joke book, nonfiction ebook, Delabarre Publishing LLC, my first kids’ book and published nonfiction book. A sequel to a previous successful joke book. Release date: March 2012

Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6, Flying Pen Press, anthology, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt, featuring Mike Resnick & Brad Torgersen, Jean Johnson, Matt Cook, David Lee Summers, Patrick Hester, Dana Bell, Jaleta Clegg, Grace Bridges & more (including a new sequel Davi Rhii story) Release date: April 18, 2012. 

The Returning, Saga of Davi Rhii Book 2, Diminished Media Group, my second novel, continuing where The Worker Prince left off. Release date: June 2012

The North Star Serial, an episodic novel, Diminished Media Group, a polished version of the North Star serial flash fiction series culled into a short, episodic novel, each episode being a chapter. 25 total, with polishes and revisions to make the standalone stories flow better as an episodic complete cycle. Release date: Fall 2012

Who knows what else may develop but I’m pretty pleased to have this much coming out to look forward to in 2012. I also have my first print magazine sale coming in this summers Tales Of The Talisman, “La Migra,” my short story, as well as a story coming in the anthology Wandering Weeds: Tales of Rabid Vegetation  from Hall Brothers Entertainment.

Looking forward to a great 2012!

So how does this ‘ere Versatile Blogger Award-thingy work? Here’s the rules!

1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award.

2. Add an image of the Versatile Blogger Award.
3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
4. In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
5. In the same post, include this set of rules.
6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.
So, here are my nominees:
1. Jamie Todd Rubin for his blog
2. KM Weiland for Wordplay
3. Charles A. Tan for Bibliophile Stalker
4. John Anealio and Patrick Hester for Functional Nerds
5. John DeNardo for SFSignal
6. John Ottinger for Grasping For The Wind
7. Sarah Chorn for Bookworm Blues
8. Matt Staggs for
9. Livia Blackburne for A Brain Scientist’s Take On Writing
10. Shaun Farrell for Adventures In SF Publishing
11. Patty Jansen for Must Use Bigger Elephants
12. Damyanti with her blog Writing On Writing
13. Alex J. Cavanaugh for his blog
14. Anthony Cardno for his blog Rambling On
15. Howard Andrew Jones for his blog which is filled with well researched entries on sword and sorcery and more.

Now for 7 random as hell pieces of information about myself:

1. I love travelling to unusual places to study the culture.
2. I chew pens. It’s an addiction.
3. I love the Rocky Mountains. I’ve always wanted to live there.
4. I love the Florida Keys. I’ve always wanted to live there.
5. In addition to English, I speak Brazilian Portuguese and know some Spanish, Ewe and Twi (Ghanaian languages)
6. Cats are my first love but right now I have no cats and two dogs.
7. I’m a bit old fashioned.

Bryan Thomas Schmidt is the author of the space opera novel The Worker Prince, a Barnes & Noble Best SF Releases of 2011 Honorable Mention, the collection The North Star Serial, Part 1, and has several short stories forthcoming in anthologies and magazines. His second novel, The Returning, is forthcoming from Diminished Media Group in 2012. He’s also the host of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chatevery Wednesday at 9 pm EST on Twitter, where he interviews people like Mike Resnick, AC Crispin, Kevin J. Anderson and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. A frequent contributor to Adventures In SF Publishing, Grasping For The Wind and SF Signal, he can be found online as @BryanThomasS on Twitter or via his website. Excerpts from The Worker Prince can be found on his blog.‎ Bryan is an affiliate member of the SFWA.

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