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Official Website Opens
Residing at the easy-to-remember web address www.jackdann.com, Jack's Official Website is now open for business. Please check there for recent and up-to-date information. Jack can be contacted via his public email address, jackdann@jackdann.com.

Discussion Forum Opens
American fantasy specialists Nightshade Books have opened a Discussion Forum devoted to Jack and his writing with a Welcome post from US author Jeff VanderMeer.

Jack is an Alumni Author for February 2003 at New York State's Binghamton University, and the University has published a mini-interview on their website.

Teaching Clarion South
The highly-regarded US-based Clarion Workshop is setting up in Queensland, and Jack will be amongst those imparting his wisdom in 2003. (See article.)

2003 Promises Plenty From Jack
Jack has sold new collection Visitations to Thorndike Books in the US, Gathering the Bones is due next month from HarperCollins and Crimes of the Century and AI (ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois) are now scheduled to join recently published Beyond Flesh (Ace, December 2002) as the 26th and 27th of the MagicTales books. Not to mention the short fiction...

Visitations' Table of Contents will look something like this:

"Burning Spear: The Work of Jack Dann" (Introduction by Barry N. Malzberg)
"The Glass Casket"
"Night Visions"
"A Cold Day in the Mesozoic"
"Blind Eye"
"Between the Windows of the Sea"
"The Dybbuk Dolls"
"Counting Coup"
"I'm With You in Rockland"

The international horror and dark fantasy anthology Gathering the Bones, edited by Jack, Ramsey Campbell and Dennis Etchison, will be republished in a US edition by Tor in August, 2003. There will also be a British edition.

Original short stories "Summer", which will appear in Men Writing SF As Women (ed. Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books), and "Good Deeds", to be published in Conqueror Fantastic (ed. Pamela Sargent, DAW Books, 2003), will join a host of reprints in 2003.


KSP Centre Plans Master Class
The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre is planning "Crafting the Fabulous", a two day Master Class taught by veteran writer and editor Jack Dann, for July 2003.

The class will cover topics ranging from technical and thematic aspects of fantastic fiction to determining the best market for a particular novel or story. The approximate cost for the two-day class (26th and 27th July) will be $350. Jack will require prospective participants to submit story samples prior to the Master Class in order to determine who will be admitted. Admissions will be based on talent and level of writing craft.

The KSP Centre are currently seeking serious expressions of interest. If you're interested, contact the Centre to register:

Margot Lowe, Coordinator
Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre
11 Old York Road
Phone (08) 9294 1872


What's Next?
Second Chance is the working title of Jack's James Dean novel, his next book-length project, intended for HarperCollins.

The book is related to Jack's recently published story "Ting-a-Ling", although Second Chance is intended to run longer than The Memory Cathedral's 200,000 words, and is Jack's "attempt at writing the great American novel."

Jack says of the book: "It's about the life of James Dean after his accident, and I'm working with iconic personages such as Marilyn Monroe, Jack Kerouac, Robert F Kennedy, John F Kennedy, William Burroughs, Elvis Presley and, of course, James Dean. It's alternate history but for me it's an exploration of our culture."

Even further into the future, Jack reports he's contemplating a novel version of "The Diamond Pit."


This Country Life
After completing a series of writing workshops and surviving almost unscathed his appearance as Toastmaster at the recent National Convention in Melbourne, Jack has moved his base of operations to a South Gippsland farm.

Jack reports "Janeen and I [are] just now starting to settle in. Views of the ocean are great, and it's wonderful to live the country lifestyle. I'm moving my office into a studio next week where I'll have nothing to do but wave to the kangaroos and... write."

Jack was recently interviewed for the award-winning e-zine The Rose and Thorn, and has been appointed a consulting editor for Who's Who.


From the Coalface
Jack's short story "Ting-a-Ling" appeared in Al Sarrantonio's Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction, an anthology inspired by Ellison's Dangerous Visions series. Jack recently sold an as-yet unnamed short story collection, which will include an introduction from Barry N. Malzberg, to Thorndike Press in the US for a 2003 publication. Meanwhile, Gathering the Bones, the international horror anthology Jack co-edited with Dennis Etchison and Ramsey Campbell, will be printed locally by HarperCollins Australia in March 2003.

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