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Robin Hobb news and updates

Packing up the website! Farewell, sff.net

You probably won’t notice any difference, really.

But for many years, my websites (robinhobb.com and meganlindholm.com) have been hosted on Sff.net   And sadly, Sff.net is closing up shop.

I want to publicly thank them for late night instant tech help. For walking me through setting up my email, not once but several times until it finally sank into my brain. For providing a space for a Robin Hobb newsgroup for many years. In that newsgroup. I met friends who I’ve known now for years. Friends I’ve met in person, dined with, squabbled with and emerged still as friends.  Flames were a rare occurrence there and were sometimes doused before I even saw them flaring up.  Discussions were frank and open, on things that often you can’t discuss on the internet at all.  So for me, it’s the end of an era.

I think I’ve found a good new home for them.  A webmaster who listens and explains well, who is very local and has great creative ideas of his own.  So the websites will be just fine.

On we go, into something new!

Robin

It’ Snowing On Me

The weather report said it was going to rain most of the day and turn into snow tonight.  But when I read that this morning, the snow had already begun to fall. I live in Western Washington.  We do get snow, but it comes, it stays a few hours and it melts. Usually. I grew up… Continue Reading

oops! We ran out of book plates!

Just a quick note to say that you took us by surprise with the level of response. We ran out of bookplates! Chase is on it, and put the order in at the printers already. So as soon as more bookplates arrive, we will be sending them on their way. In the meantime, I’m not… Continue Reading

Plain Speaking

This will probably antagonize some people. But I feel obliged to say it. Advocating violence against people who disagree with you is WRONG.  I don’t care how ‘wrong’ the other person is, taking it to violence will not change that other person’s mind, nor make those who agree with that person reconsider their own viewpoints.… Continue Reading

Subscribe to your local Newspaper

Why?  Why bother?  Don’t you get plenty of news on your phone and laptop and tablet? I’m sure it’s easy to share what should be the private agony of public people getting divorces or fighting for child custody. Easy to see pseudo-news about new ways to color your graying hair, You find the heart warming… Continue Reading

What I Did Over My Weekend

So. This is what my coffee table looks like now.  Lots of people requested bookplates, from all over the world.  Far more than I had expected.  But Chase has been very organized. These envelopes are all stamped and addressed, with bookplates inside and notes on names for signing them. So all I have to do… Continue Reading

Not My Sherlock

Or, why Spin-offs, remakes and reimagining most often don’t work for me. I’m rather late to the party on the BBC Sherlock, so this post may be less than timely.  I spend a great deal of time at my little farm where we have internet, but not cable television. My TV viewing here is limited… Continue Reading

Autographed Book Plates again

Especially around the holidays, I receive requests for signed books.  I always feel a bit sad to tell readers that I am not able to either sell and ship to  them an autographed book, nor can I allow them to mail be a book to me for me to sign and return to them.  We have… Continue Reading

Pensacon 2017

Hello there! This is Chase, an assistant here at the Hobb offices, I come with news of an upcoming con! We will be arriving in Pensacola, Florida for Pensacon on February 17-19th. We will be hanging out around the WordFire press booth with Kevin J. Anderson and others, as well as wandering around and fulfilling our curiosities.… Continue Reading

Watching My Language in 2017

In my opinion.  Some.  Sometimes. Often. It seems to me. Those are just a few words and phrases that I intend to deploy more often in social media posts in 2017.  I am doing this in the interest of world peace. It seems to me that recently I’ve been reading more and more absolute statements on… Continue Reading