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Please take a moment to read this before sending a message.

If you just want to say hi or tell me something (or do business, of course) I'd genuinely love to hear from you. There's no publisher or secretarial service handling my correspondence, just me, but I do reply to all mail eventually. I've put as much "self service" info on this web site as possible to save people the hassle of waiting if all they want is a few facts. It's mostly in the FAQs and Writers' Stuff, but there's information on every page as well as in my blog, and there's a site search to help you track down stuff as well.

So... if you're asking specific questions, please check that your query isn't already covered in the FAQs or in Writers' Stuff first.

Specific things I can't help you with:

School or college projects alas, this eats a lot of time, and time is something I'm running out of fast.
Reading your manuscript or giving advice – too many legal issues. (Same goes for sending me ideas – it's a legal minefield. I have to delete them unread.)
Mando'a – it's been ten years since I last worked on it and I've forgotten 99% of it. You know more than I do now.

If you're expecting a reply but you don't get one, it might be the ferocity of the spam filter on my server, so ping me via Twitter or Facebook. I check the spam trap daily, but sometimes it blocks messages for no apparent reason.
Also...please check your e-mail address before you hit send. I often find I can't reply because there's a character missing or mis-typed. (We all do it. I know I do.) Sometimes I can see the problem and guess the correct address, but not often.

Okay, if you've got this far -- send me a message on the form below.

Snail mail via publishers usually takes months to get forwarded and some has taken more than a year. I suspect some never reaches me at all. So the most reliable route is to send mail to me at the address below. You don't need to send an SAE with the letter. I can cover that.

Karen Traviss
Suite 6631
PO Box 7169
BH15 9EL

Alas, I don't accept books or other items 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 send you bookplates, though. They seldom go AWOL and they're actually nicer because they're made from top-quality paper.

And, of course, there's always Twitter or my Goodreads blog. You can always get in touch with me on either site, either by messaging me directly or by posting if you don't mind the world and his dog seeing it.

Obligatory data protection stuff: see my privacy policy
here. (Sorry, the EU says I have to do this.) If you send me a message you're agreeing to it. Nothing complicated: I keep any information you send me secure, and I don't share it with anyone, ever. Not even with myself for my mailing list.