In the Future, Tense

April 19, 2009

Welcome Aboard!

Filed under: Bitter Angels,CL Anderson,Introduction,Meta Blogging,Tweeting,Uncategorized — carolynanderson09 @ 5:02 pm

Welcome to IN THE FUTURE, TENSE the blog for author Carolyn Louise (CL) Anderson.


I’m a new author with my first novel coming out from Bantam Books this summer.  I’m a full-time writer, and a full-time mom.  When not writing or momming, I dance, I sing, I play the fiddle (for certain values of “play”).  I also hike, camp and every so often, try to catch up on my sleep.


BITTER ANGELS is a space opera and a mystery and the story of a woman torn between duty, love and family.  I call it John LeCarre in space.

Bitter Angels, Front and Back Covers

Bitter Angels, Front and Back Covers

Many thanks to David Pomerico and the Bantam art department for this very, very cool cover.  BITTER ANGELS will be out this summer.  You can be sure I’ll be posting here when I’ve got an exact date.  If you’d like to put in a pre-pre-order, you can do so from Nicola’s Books.

As it turns out, I’m not very good at writing about my own life.  Not on a regular basis, anyway.  I can’t make up fables about my laundry, and my cat doesn’t even do amusing things.  So, this blog will be about writing and reading; the art, the craft, and living the life of the full-time author.  There will be conversation and reviews of books; old, new and Really Old.  I read a lot, and a lot of different things, so there will be reviews of science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, history, biography and anything else that catches my eye.

There will be interviews with authors, agents, editors, songwriters and anybody else I can convince to talk to me.  There will be posts about the art and craft of writing as I see it.  There will be questions posed to other authors about writing and the writing life.

There will be posts about and reviews of the conventions I attend, and probably some of my other travels for fun, business and research.

This is the beginning, and the list of topics will surely expand.

The Facebook page is under construction, but there will be one and I’ll make an announcement when it goes up.

Yes, I Tweet.  Sporadically, but I do Tweet as cl_anderson09.  It’s hard to think of new things to say though, because the book’s not out yet, and I have a really boring cat.



  1. I read the back cover and it definitely piqued my curiousity. I definitely look forward to checking out your blog and your book when it’s released 8)

    Comment by Mishel — April 23, 2009 @ 3:14 pm | Reply

  2. Mishel: Cool! Glad to have you here, and will definitely look forward to hearing what you have to say about the book.

    Am up to my elbows in page proofs now. Shouldn’t be too much longer.

    Comment by carolynanderson09 — April 23, 2009 @ 6:41 pm | Reply

  3. I’m very interested in your book and have been waiting and hoping that the back cover blurb would be made more visually available soon. As in larger than what is shown here; I just cannot read it and can’t find it anywhere else. That cover is begging for people to know more about it the book. Oh pretty please. I’m dying to spotlight your book on my blog, and I would love to post what the book is about along with the cover.

    Would it be too much trouble to email me the blurb? I swear almost as soon as you do I’ll have a spotlight up about your book.

    kendamont at yahoo dot com

    If not, I understand, and thanks for your time.

    Comment by kmont — May 12, 2009 @ 8:01 pm | Reply

  4. Was just browsing Amazon, and came across Bitter Angels – sounds interesting! Here’s hoping for a great release, and I’ll eagerly be following your blog 🙂

    Comment by Tez Miller — July 15, 2009 @ 3:46 pm | Reply

  5. This answer is a long time coming, but welcome about Tez! Here’s hoping you’re still following as we relaunch this blog.

    Comment by carolynanderson09 — September 25, 2009 @ 8:05 pm | Reply

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