While DogCon 2 may mark the tenth year of Raw Dog Screaming Press, it’s even more a celebration of RDSP’s science fiction adventure imprint Dog Star Books. Now, if you ask Heidi Ruby Miller about how Dog Star came to be she will tell you a charming story about a desert as the starting point for this publishing venture, and chronologically that’s true. But if you ask me Dog Star Books really began with Heidi’s vision: for constructing the type of imprint needed in the industry, seeing the potential in authors and manuscripts that had flown under the radar of other editors, assembling an exciting team, and putting in selfless hours, weeks, and months to ensure it all came to be. Now DogCon 2 is being held in Columbus, Ohio with events at the Thurber Center and Thurbur House, Bexley Library, Sanctuary for the Arts, and Kafe Kerouac, featuring not just the Raw Dog Screaming authors but the books and authors Heidi believed in. Read on for more about Heidi, books she has written, and this free event…
Heidi Ruby Miller uses research for her novels as an excuse to roam the globe. With degrees in Anthropology, Geography, Foreign Languages, and Writing, she knew early that penning fast-paced, exotic adventures would be her life.
She’s put her experiences and studies to paper in her far-future AMBASADORA series and into ATOMIC ZION, the beginning of her new supernatural spy series.
In between trips, Heidi teaches creative writing at Seton Hill University, where she graduated from their renowned Writing Popular Fiction Graduate Program the same month she appeared on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. AMBASADORA was her thesis novel there, and the multi-award winning writing guide MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT, which she co-edited with Michael A. Arnzen, is based on the Seton Hill program and was named #5 in The Writer magazine’s Ten Most Terrific Writing Books of 2011.
She has had various fiction and non-fiction publications, as well as various jobs, including contract archaeologist, foreign currency exchanger at Walt Disney World, foreign language teacher, and educational marketing director for a Frank Lloyd Wright house. Currently she is an editor at Dog Star Books and writes a bi-weekly column on Inveterate Media Junkies called Heidi Ruby Miller’s Geek Girl Underground.
She’s fond of high-heeled shoes, action movies, Chanel, and tea of any sort.You can read about her books, travels, and author interviews at http://heidirubymiller.blogspot.com and tweet her @heidirubymiller.
She lives near Pittsburgh with her traveling companion and writer husband, Jason Jack Miller.
Visit her at http://heidirubymiller.blogspot.com and contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A tale set within the world of Ambasadora.
Mari’s rare eye color makes her a pariah within Upper Caste society, which is why she prefers plants to people…except David, the former Armadan captain who shuttles scientists around on a refurbished pleasure cruiser.
But someone else is interested in Mari and her distinctive look–an obsessed psychopath who tortures and murders women for pleasure.
When the killer chooses Mari as his next victim, the soldier inside David comes alive, but it is Mari who must fight for her own life and prove she isn’t as fragile as the flowers she nurtures.
Cover Art by Bradley Sharp
Foreword by Dana Marton
Space Opera/Science Fiction Romance paperback coming from Dog Star Books in August 2013
Greenshift is coming soon, but you can purchase Book 1, Ambasadora, at http://www.amazon.com/Ambasadora-Book-Marked-Light-ebook/dp/B004ZR9WOY/
Come meet Heidi at DogCon 2! Information about lodging and the FREE events is at http://rawdogscreaming.com/events/2013-dogcon-2/