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Ninth Stop on Synergy Virtual Book Tour

Thanks to Alyx for hosting me on her blog yesterday. If you’ve missed it and want to read about the themes of the book, they’re at Planet Alyx Information Bureau.

Today, That Grrl has posted an excerpt of the book in which the two protagonists meet for the first time. Don’t hesitate to comment or ask questions about the story.

Laura (That Grrl) is a fellow Canadian. We live only about 5 hours apart, her in Toronto, me in Ottawa. I enjoy the photos she takes around Toronto. They show a real appreciation of her city. I also enjoy her quirky drawings. Here’s a little more about Laura:

ThatGrrl

Web writer, blogger, columnist, contributing writer and editor. She writes, WordGrrls, a weekly blog for writers. Her personal junk pile blog contains her rants, blabberings, stick figure grrl cartoons, and photos from her rural and urban explorations in Ontario. Laura has been online over ten years, been a self obsessed IRC diva, produced several sites and
newsletters, managed topics for online networks, created ASCII art (http://thatgrrl.ca) and generally taught herself all the web geekery she knows.

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Eight Stop on Synergy Virtual Book Tour

I had a fantastic time at SciFiChick on Monday! Lots of people stopped by. Great interview, Angela, thank you so much.

Today, I’m stopping at Planetalyx Information Bureau where I’ve talked with Alyx about the themes occurring in Synergy. Alyx is a fellow SFCanada author whose novel, Indigo Springs, will soon be released by TOR Books. You can read one of her stories in Strange Horizons. Here’s a little more about Alyx:

A. M. Dellamonica

A.M. Dellamonica, author of “The Town on Blighted Sea,” (a *2006 Year’s Best SF* pick) and numerous other SF and fantasy stories, has published fiction in *Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine*, SciFi.Com’s *SciFiction*, and *Strange Horizons*, as well anthologies including the upcoming PASSING FOR HUMAN, edited by Steve Utley and Michael Bishop. A 2006 Canada Council Grant recipient for her current work in progress, THE WINTERGIRLS, she teaches writing through the UCLA Extension Writers’ program (www.uclaextension.edu and writes book reviews for *Science Fiction Weekly*. Dellamonica maintains a web site at www.alyxdellamonica.com.

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Seventh Stop on Synergy Virtual Book Tour

Thanks for Absinthe & Cookies for hosting me. Unfortunately, there was a problem with the comment process, so I hope those of you who tried to leave a note weren’t too frustrated.

Today, I’m stopping on SciFiChick, who has a nifty blog and talks about, you might have guessed it from the blog name, science-fiction. There are comments about TV shows, book reviews, and commentary. Here’s a bit more about Angela:

SciFi Chick

SciFi fan, portrait artist, avid reader of all genres.

Angela has a fulltime desk job for a Fortune 500 company. And occasionally, she does drawings of buildings/homes and portraits on commission. She reads every chance she gets. And she’s always up for getting books and ARCs from authors and publishers in order to review them on her blog. (Thanks to all that have!)

Portrait drawings usually take her about five or more hours to complete, depending on the level of detail/extras. She’s currently open to producing drawings from pictures on commission. Feel free to contact her for details.

She can be reached at: angela (at) scifichick.com

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Sixth Stop on Synergy Virtual Book Tour

Thanks to Robert Runté for hosting me on his blog yesterday. I got a kick out of seeing my face, which he’d cut out from my photo, appear in front of landmarks in Lethbridge, Alberta. Robert put it a lot of effort in the interview he did with me, and I’m very grateful to him. Robert split the interview in smaller posts: an Introduction, M. D. Benoit on Publishing, M. D. Benoit on Cover Art, M. D. Benoit on Authors on the Web, M. D. Benoit on Synergy, M. D. Benoit on Jack Meter Series, and M. D. Benoit on M. D. Benoit. So if you haven’t read the interviews, you can always go back.

Today, I’ll be at Absinthe & Cookies, where we’ll be discussing the themes of the book and you’ll be able to read the first chapter of Synergy.

Absinthe & Cookies is a cool, eclectic site, and one who participates to the Gathering of the Blogs, where all the blogs who gather on Tartan Day, April 6th, will have something Scottish as a post. Here’s a list of participating blogs.

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