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Carrie Vaughn to be 2009 Odyssey writer-in-residence

03/12/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Odyssey - a writer's workshop for the science fiction, fantasy, and horror-writing community - has announced their 2009 writer-in-residence as Carrie Vaughn, author and Odyssey 1998 graduate. Carrie is the author of the Kitty novels, about a werewolf who hosts a talk radio show.

The first novel, Kitty and the Midnight Hour has over a hundred thousand copies in print. Books five and six of the series, Dead Man's Hand and Kitty Raises Hell, will appear in 2009.

Carrie's short stories have appeared in Realms of Fantasy, Weird Tales, George R. R. Martin's Wild Cards series, and other anthologies. She has a Master's degree in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has been a lifelong science fiction fan and reader.

2009 guest lecturers include author Jeffrey A. Carver; Melissa Scott, Patricia Bray, and Jack Ketchum, and Editor-in-Chief of the Ace and Roc science fiction/fantasy imprints, Ginjer Buchanan.

Recent books by Odyssey graduates include Superpowers by David J. Schwartz, published by Random House; Dragonforge by James Maxey, published by Solaris Books; Maledicte by Lane Robins, published by Del Rey; Bloodstone by Barbara Campbell, published by DAW; Red Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham, published by Mirrorstone Books; The Mirror by Natalia Lincoln, published by Space & Time Books; The Eunuch's Heir by Elaine Isaak, published by HarperCollins; and Kitty and the Silver Bullet by Carrie Vaughn, published by Warner.

The workshop runs from June 8th to July 17th, 2009. Class meets for four hours in the morning, five days a week. Students spend about eight hours more per day writing and critiquing each other's work. The early admission application deadline is January 31st 2009. Tuition is $1900, and housing is $700 for a double room and $1400 for a single.

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