I'm always excited when Sarah (Bookworm Blues) asks me for a post for her amazing SF Signal series, Special Needs in Strange Worlds. This week, my guest post is called Disabilities and Strength in the Heart of a Warrior, and you can read it at SF Signal's Special Needs in Strange Worlds.Read More
Check out SF Signal's Mind Meld where I join a host of other authors to talk about the intersection between Gothic novels and Urban Fantasy.
Is Urban Fantasy the new Gothic?
I say no ... go see why ...
It's been a busy week, and though I wanted to get this post up last night, the day just slipped away from me.
Earlier this week, SF Signal hosted a Mind Meld on The Value of SFF Awards. Jo Walton, Jaym Gates, Heather Massey, Alisa Krasnostein, C.S.E. Cooney, Sissy Pantelis, Laura Anne Gilman, Madeline Ashby, Lynne Thomas, and Cheryl Morgan all turned out some very interesting perspectives on awards and their value. Oh, and I threw my two cents into the bucket too.
I visited John Anealio's blog and talked about my five favorite musical artists on Sci-Fi Songs. That one was a lot of fun to write and I thank John for asking me to visit his blog.
Earlier in the year, Bryan Thomas Schmidt asked me if I would fill in for an author who had to cancel on SFFWRTCHT (we originally had scheduled me to pop in on SFFWRTCHT this month), and I did. Bryan took all those tweets, sifted through them, and put together a lovely interview. I talk more about some of the worldbuilding in Miserere there too.
I hope you'll take a minute and check out all of these great blogs. Say hi and tell them that Teresa sent you.
Today found me at SF Signal, hanging out with some other great writers where we answer the burning question: If you could resurrect, reboot, or reinvigorate a book series or cycle, which one would it be and why?
It's Mind Meld at SF Signal and Paul Weimer set up a great panel. Go over and tell us what series you'd like to reboot and why.
On the home front: my schedule is returning to normal, but I wish you would do me a favor. If you sent me an email anytime between last Friday and today and I have not responded, please resend the email. I think I've gotten to everyone, but I have a nagging doubt that I've missed someone.
I'm over at SF Signal today with a guest post. I'm talking about what Guillermo del Toro taught me about writing child characters.
I was really nervous about writing this one, because SF Signal is a really great blog. I hope you'll join there.