A few of you have expressed an interest in seeing some of the books I've used for research. Most of the titles listed here are historical in nature, much to the disappointment of my demonology fans, I'm sure. Still, those of you who enjoy exploring alternative belief systems might find some interesting information under the Religion heading. You will also see some overlap between this bibliography and the one I used for Miserere.Read More
Last week, Alex and I were posting teasers about our new novelette, Hisses and Wings, on Facebook. We were looking for pictures that tied into the actual story itself, and one of the pictures that we used was that of the Indalo Man. He intrigued enough people that I promised I would blog about him and tell you a little more about what he represents and why he is in the story.Read More
Even though my novella, In Midnight's Silence, takes place in Barcelona in the early thirties, I talk a little about flamenco. One of my characters is a flamenco guitarist, which has given me an excuse to learn more about the dance and music.
Sometimes I get lucky, and this week was one of those weeks. The New Yorker's Tumblr sent out an awesome short film on flamenco this week, and I thought I would share it here as well. It's only about twelve minutes and well worth your time to watch.Read More
Over with Jessica at her lovely blog Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile where I'm talking about the one (or two or three--never ask me to make a decision) place I'd love to visit long-term:
Cool question, Jessica. Um, let me see, right now I would have to pick Spain. I had to take two years of college Spanish, and during the classes, we also discussed Spanish and Latin American culture. I just fell in love with both. [READ MORE]
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