All posts tagged: writers

Blood Chimera and World Weaver Press

It’s official! I didn’t want to make any statements until I had crossed all the t’s and dotted all the i’s, but now I have and everything is official. Blood Chimera has found a home with World Weaver Press, a wonderful independent press that I had been researching for a while before I was spurred to submit my manuscript to them. I was very impressed by their marketing, both on twitter and for individual authors (Michelle Lowry Combs was just everywhere when her book Heir to the Lamp came out, wasn’t she?) and that admiration only increased when I started discussing the direction and themes of the novel — Eileen has a remarkable insight and clarity of focus that impressed the socks off me. I am both dreading and really looking forward to her editing notes: because I’m pretty sure she will ask me to slay some darlings, and God help me, I will. So. The contract is signed and the next step is..writing the next book. Of course! I’m 30K words into the first …

Thoughts on DragonCon

Alright, I’m back! I didn’t want to give updates during the con, because, well, pardon my paranoia, but that’s pretty much exactly what they tell you not to do, isn’t it? So I didn’t tweet about it and I didn’t put up any big facebook flags (at least not for the week before.) Anyway, back. It was, all things told, a mixed experience. I’m not the best with crowds, so on Saturday, when the Marta train escalator to the Peachtree Station Mall broke down and left my husband and myself stranded on the wrong side of the parade, and when we took a wrong turning trying to get around the parade route, we then ended up stuck in a claustrophobic crush for over an hour just to travel 50 feet to where we could manage to escape. The experience was something I never care to repeat, and it may well haunt my nightmares. If I find out someone tries to sue DragonCon over this, I won’t be surprised: it was that traumatic. The con was …