I am listening to James’ ‘Sit Down’ which was the song that was playing when I finished my very first novel (the terrible book about roleplayers which will never see the light of day) and which I’ve played for every first draft I’ve finished since. This book. This infuriating book. I can’t tell you how […]Read More Heavy Ice is finished in first draft!
Kimberly Chapman (author of Finding Gaia, which you really should give a shot if you like (a) immortals who come over as genuine, complex products of a past era finding their way in the present day, (b) sidekick characters with their own strong opinions, (c) lots of intrigue and action, or (d) a killer ‘wow, […]Read More Lovely Review, Also, Clockwork Tea
I wish I didn’t share an atmosphere with Theodore Beale. I have no words to describe my disgust and anger at this incident (link to Foz Meadows’ blog post about the incident, because Foz Meadows deserves traffic and racists don’t.) I’d been thinking about putting up a modified version of a post I wrote over […]Read More I Wish I Didn’t Share A Genre With Theodore Beale
Having bought enough stock art from istockphoto.com to make it worthwhile, I’ve made a new header for the blog. There’s also a new picture of me with one of my cats, because the Internet is for cat photos.Read More New look for the blog
I’ve been following with interest the discussion that started with Stuart Sharp’s piece about SF romance, and continued in various places that are mostly explained and collated in this Dear Author roundup. To declare my allegiances up front: I love romance and I love SF, and people who diss either genre around me do not […]Read More Romance, SF, Hybrids And Newcomers