In-world Reading, this Saturday!

Fellow Quillian, Marielle Miller (Marielle Bardach, & WindRider Taiyang inSL) will be reading her recently published short story “Magpie Swamp” this Saturday evening.

This is the first of our new monthly events, occurring on the third Saturday of each month at 6pmSLT (9pmET/6pmPT).

The reading will be recorded for use in our upcoming Quillian Podcast, but you’re urged to attend now as the podcast won’t be available for a few months yet.

The reading will occur in the Workshop building, on the second floor beside the traditional meeting circle.  The reading is a voice event, so attendees are encouraged to come with their “ears on” and their microphones off.  Since the event is also being recorded, we request that you refrain from using audio ‘gestures’ or other devices that create ambient noise.


Airborne, Volume 2 in The Speculative Elements Series from Third Person Press launches this month!

Complied and edited by Third Person Press founders Sherry D. Ramsey, Julie A. Serroul and Nancy S.M. Waldman, with an Introduction by Afra Kavanagh, Assistant Professor of English at Cape Breton University, Airborne contains fourteen stories and three poems written by writers with connections to Cape Breton Island (Nova Scotia, Canada). The tales include stories of cyber-crime, journeys of planetary colonization, malicious music, messages and visits from those who have passed on–including a tale from the Scottish Isles–rogue helicopters, romance that defies time and space, enchanted creatures, virulent vampire viruses, and a mysterious white stone with inexplicable properties.

The contributors to Airborne are Donna Troicuk, Ken Chisholm, Katrina Nicholson, Meg Horne, Chris Benjamin, Theresa Dugas Mac Kay, Sue McKay Miller, Peter Andrew Smith, Kerry Anne Fudge, Krista C. Miller, Donna D’Amour, Bruce V. Miller, Jill Campbell-Miller, Nancy S.M. Waldman, Sherry D. Ramsey and Julie A. Serroul.

Sherry Ramsey edited together an amazing promotional video for the book, available by clicking this link, or by viewing the embedded video below.

Sherry D. Ramsey and Nancy S.M. Waldman are both active members of The Quillian family.

Banned Books Week – Second Life SURL

For those wishing to attend the ALA’s Banned Books Week ShoutOut! on Saturday, here is the SURL for the venue.

Reminder, it begins at 1pm PT/SLT and it won’t hurt to be a bit early.  See you there!

A ‘Golden’ opportunity!

Fellow Quillian, Chuck Heintzelman, has done it again!  He has a new piece of fiction in print, debuting in the online version of Golden Visions Magazine.  You can find his story, Voice Mail, in the “flash fiction two” section of the current issue.

You can read more of Chuck’s fiction on his website,

Congratulations, Chuck!

Tomorrow… A Busy Day for the Quillians!

Our members are going to be involved with two events tomorrow.

John Lambert will be guest on “Writers’ Realm” discussing writing, podcasting and among other interesting things.  The event is at 1PM EST (10 AM PT/SLT)  at Netera’s Coffee Lounge.

Also, as a reminder as Michael has already posted:

The Quillians are pleased to announce that they will be participating in the American Library Association’s Second Life ReadOut!  On October 2, 2010 at 4pm ET (1pm PT/SLT), Second Life residents can listen to excerpts from various banned or challenged books, as read by special guests.  The Quillians will be represented by authors Michael A. Stackpole and Steven Saus, as well as Quillian founder, Michael J. Hercus and member, John Lambert.

Should be a fun day for all!