Author Interviews


I’ve had some things pile up in my inbox that I wanted to post, so here goes:

My apologies to Paula Kaymac. I told her I’d mention this and then I hit a deluge of things I needed to respond to. Paula has offered to interview the unpublished through her Writer’s Spotlight page. What’s a spotlight page?I’ll let her describe it:

If you would like to step into the Writer Spotlight, are an unpublished writer looking for representation, and have a completed and polished manuscript you’ld like to share on Writer Spotlight , please check out the details on the Writer Spotlight page above and email me (like now). 

If you write juvenile lit, you really do need to check it out. Here are the rules.

A Canadien SF/Fantasy contest is happening for one more day – the deadline’s tomorrow. (Yes, I know. I didn’t know about it, either.) But check out In Places Between. If nothing else, they have an awesome short story linked to the contest that you should read. The contest is free.

I know these last two bits are local Kansas City area things and my apologies to the rest of my readers if you can’t make it!

Please plan to attend the Whispering Prairie Press Writers Conference on Sat., July 23, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (lunch on your own) at the KU Edwards Campus, 12600 Quivira Road. Tom Averill will be the keynote speaker. This conference supports the 2011 issue of Kansas City Voices.

There’s a Digital Publishing Workshop at the Writer’s Place (in Kansas City) in mid-May and is $30 for 3 hours. If anyone’s considering this route, you might want to check it out. Check it out here, but please be aware I have not read his book and have never met the author, so I’m neither recommending or condemning his book. However, it’s obvious he’s been through the route he’s talking about and therefore has something to say. 

New Interview with Laura Manivong and Upcoming Events

I just discovered Christina Farley at Chocolate For Inspiration also has a wonderful interview with Laura Manivong. Check it out and win a free copy of “Escaping the Tiger!”

I look forward to attending yet another library event this Saturday, this time to speak with Christine Taylor-Butler about her book, Sacred Mountain: Everest. I promise to post a review and interview as soon as I can.

But before that, I will (finally) post the book review I got so excited about three months ago.
“Under Heaven” is now available. Thanks to the generosity of the author, Guy Gavriel Kay, I will also post two interviews next week. More later. ;D