“Booked for Murder” and BLOOD RUBIES

My novella, “Booked for Murder,” a Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery, is in the current issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.  And my latest Josie novel, BLOOD RUBIES, launches on December 2nd. It’s the ninth in the series, all from St. Martin’s Minotaur.

Blood_Rubies - Cleland

If you’re in New York City, I’d love to see you at the launch party or one of the other stops along my mini-book tour!

Blood Rubies launch party invitation

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Residency Workshop Signups

The January residency workshop descriptions have been posted on the MFA home page. Look to the right under the Winter Residency Dates. Click on the Residency Workshops link to download a document with the descriptions. Please note a change in the workshop sign-up process this semester.

From the document:

On January 3 and January 4, all students will attend the master classes together. These classes are designed with all students in mind, not just for students who specialize in those genres. The descriptions below are designed to give you an idea of the territory to be covered and to provide assignments for advance work. Please also recall my request that you read the work of the two award winners prior to the residency. Their winning titles are listed by each author below.

For the remaining days, select one workshop per day and email me your choices at clementsb@wcsu.edu. We are foregoing the electronic signup system this time. I don’t anticipate that any of these workshops will overload, so once you have emailed me your workshop choices, go ahead and begin your prep work as indicated below.

Please select your workshops for the 5th, 6th, and 7th and email them to Brian ASAP.

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Thesis Deadline

Remind to Thesis students: deadline is Tuesday, November 25 at 3 pm. This is a RECEIPT deadline, not a postmark deadline. Your work must be in the MFA office (or the Writing office) by 3 pm Tuesday.

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Student-Designed Time at the Res

As you may have already noticed on the residency schedule (see Cara’s link below), a block is set aside on Sunday (3:00-5:00) for Student-Designed Time. This block is for you all to use as you see fit, either in groups or as individuals. If some of you want to get together for a peer workshop, you can do that. If you have a particular issue you want to explore and have found a mentor who is willing to talk with you about it during that time, you can use the block for that purpose. If you want to have a students-only meeting, you can do that. If you want to take a nap, you can do that. Feel free to use the blog as an organizing space if you have an idea you’d like to pursue during that block. I think Poor Yorick and the alumni group are both planning meetings during that time, so watch the blog for announcements regarding those opportunities.

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Interesting Journal for Fiction Writers


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January 2015 Residency Schedule Is Live!

Hey Everyone,

The January Residency Schedule has been posted to the MFA homepage. You can find it on the right side of the page.

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Spring Registration

Folks, spring registration is underway! If you are a thesis student in the spring, Grad Studies has already registered you. You can check Banner for your courses. If you are not a thesis student in the spring, then you have just received an email message from me with registration instructions.

The residency schedule will be posted within the next 24 hours, if technical difficulties are addressed by IT in short order, and the link to residency workshops will be posted as soon as we can get them up–hopefully next week.

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