Production Mode. Engaged. GenCon Campaign. Activated.

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Yep, it’s true. I’m in production mode and channeling all kinds of busy bees. This t’aint all that glamorous, but it’s part of being a working writer. Annnnnd I hate that, right? Because it isn’t super sexy or amaze-balls or something where I can reveal the details of everything I’m doing at every minute of every day. Sigh. I know I owe you a progress report and that’s been on my mind, but I’m not ready to do that just yet. I’m hearing the death rattle of a major project that’ll combine five releases for the Firefly RPG line, so my head has mostly been focused on that. Well, and a business plan, but that’s a story for another day.

I’m also in the death throes of a story titled “My Compliments to the Tailor” that I’m contributing for a campaign. Get Industry Pros and Reviewers to GenCon is a way to help folks like Christina Stiles get to the biggest tabletop convention in the U.S. You’ve probably seen other initiatives like this for fiction writers, too, and the reality is that the money most writers, artists, and game designers make don’t cover travel costs for professionals. This is a way to help offset basic costs and get folks in front of the fans. But, in this case, fans will get something else in return. If you’re up for helping some folks out? You’ll get a selection of games and stories.

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Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books.

In addition to her own worlds, she has worked on a number of different properties including Firefly, Vampire: the Masquerade, Shadowrun, Hunter: the Vigil, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, and Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

Looking for Monica’s books and games that are still in print? Visit Monica Valentinelli on Amazon’s Author Central or a bookstore and game store near you.

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Would you like to hire me? Because my projects and manuscripts are in flux, I am always open to discussing new opportunities with publishers and studios. As a full-time writer, I spend a portion of my time seeking new gigs–so don’t be afraid to reach out. If you’re interested, please e-mail me via my Contact Page. I typically reply to work-related e-mails within one-to-two business days.

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