Some kind words from Trent Hergenrader, fellow SF writer and one of my first readers.
Of my recent sale of CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS Trent says: “I’m happy to say I read the story prior to this announcement and yup, it’s no wonder it sold.”
You can see the whole post here on Trent’s blog.
What a nice guy 🙂
And this story owes a special debt to Trent (i.e.: he prevented me from looking stoopid) thanks to his knowledge of international athletic competitions (from his affiliation with the United States Soccer Federation–he’s a footie fanatic). Apparently, once you compete for a nation internationally, whether amateur or professional, you can’t jump to some other country. I’d never have known unless Trent pointed that out…
Trent is a really great writer (and I am lucky enough to get to read his stories in advance from time to time); a graduate of Clarion, he’s sold to Realms of Fantasy, Weird Tales, Cicada, and Fantasy & Science Fiction amongst others. He’s currently doing an MA, en route to a PhD, in English/Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
For those of you who were attending members of the 2006 Worldcon in Los Angeles or who will be a supporting or attending member of the 2007 Worldcon in Japan, Trent’s second year of eligible for the John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award is coming up. Keep your eye on him!