Oh, the power of social networking. A couple of weeks ago, I was attending the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold writers’ conference, learning about things like social networking, promotion, etc. Since I launched into the Twitterverse and punched the ion engines back in March, I’ve been getting a steady, daily stream of new followers. That’s just how it works.
So I was monitoring my incoming followers between panels at the conference, and then I see James Kahn come through as new follower.
When I was twelve, I read the novelization of Poltergeist. It scared the crap out of me. I think I read the whole thing in two days. Soon after that, I was so stoked about the upcoming release of Return of the Jedi that I could not wait, and I bought the novel and read it before the movie arrived. Both of those books were written by James Kahn.
But being a kid in the days before the internet, I mostly lost track of this guy who wrote two of the biggest books from my early years.
And now, here he was on my Twitter feed, out of nowhere, with a creative life that has gone in a number of directions, as you’ll soon see. A few tweets and couple of emails later, we have an interview. All hail social networking.
His first science fiction novel World Enough and Time, has just been re-released. And it’s available for$0.99 on Amazon for one day only, September 27.