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If you just want to say hi or tell me something, I'd genuinely love to hear from you. I'll do my best to reply, but for various reasons I won't bore you with, it's become increasingly difficult to answer everything, although I do try to read it all I reply to most mail eventually.
There's no publisher or secretarial service handling my correspondence, just me. That's why I've put as much "self service" info on this web site as possible. It's mostly in the FAQs and Writers' Stuff, but there's information on every page as well as in my blog.
So... if you're asking specific questions, please check that your query isn't already covered in the FAQs or in Writers' Stuff first. I can't help with any school, college, or university projects. I really don't enjoy having to say no to students, but it's time I don't have, alas. For legal reasons, I can't look at any ideas or suggestions you have for stories, give individual advice on writing, or look at outlines, manuscripts, or any other work. And I can't help you with Mando'a, costuming advice, or do translations, either. Sorry.
Okay, if you've got this far -- send me a message on the form below. Please make sure you include your e-mail address and that it's correct before you hit send. I often can't respond to people because there's a character missing or mis-typed, or because they enter their name in the address field.
Comcast customers: please check your spam settings because a lot of my replies via Comcast get blocked as spam.
Snail mail via publishers usually takes months to get forwarded, sometimes over a year, and for all I know some may never reach me at all, especially now I've gone feral and run away from traditional publishing to ply my trade in other bazaars. The most reliable route is to send mail direct to me at: Karen Traviss Suite 6631 PO Box 7169 Poole BH15 9EL UK Alas, I can't accept books mailed to me for signing because they get lost in the post too often, either inbound or outbound, and I hate upsetting people. I can do bookplates, though. They seldom go AWOL.
There's no need to send an SAE with a letter, because Royal Mail won't accept foreign stamps anyway. I can cover that.