Marianne J. Dyson


Dyson at Comicpalooza, 2017.
Dyson at Comicpalooza, Houston, 2017.
Photo by Dyson.


You may reach me (or my answering machine!) by phone most weekday afternoons at 281 - 486 - 4747. Note this is an old-fashioned land line and does not accept texts. Please don't call before 10 AM or after 8 PM Central Time.


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Upcoming Appearances

Thursday, May 23, Bay Area Writers League, Clear Lake Park, Houston, 7 pm. Title: Beyond Self-Publishing: Becoming a Publisher. Description: What are the financial, legal, personnel, quality, quantity, and time considerations of creating books for companies or individuals?

Friday May 31, WriteFest Weekend Festival, Anderson-Clarke Center (6100 S. Main St. Houston, 77005), Rice University. The weekend festival includes panels, presentations, agent pitch sessions, and a book fair. Look for me on panels (Writing Women's Lives, 2:45-3:45; and Environmental Writing, 4-5) and at the book fair. Register early for the best price ($95 to $185 one day only & $180-$375 F-Sun).

Houston Writers' Contacts

I encourage science fiction and fantasy writers to join the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. I am a life member.

I encourage children's writers to join the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. I am a member of the Houston chapter, and winner of the Golden Kite Award given by this group.

Second Mondays. Houston Science Fiction/Fantasy Writers Meetup.

Fourth Thursdays, 7 PM, Clear Lake Park, Bay Area Writers League (BAWL) monthly meeting.

Houston Space-Related Contacts

NASA JSC retirees can be contacted through the NASA Alumni League-JSC Chapter of which I am a member.

Space enthusiasts may enjoy attending the free bimonthly meetings of the National Space Society Clear Lake Area NSS and Moon Society chapter of which I am a member.

Science Snacks Blog

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