Been crazy busy lately, so I apologize for not blogging more. But I’m super close to finishing the next book in The Undying storyline, which I’m sure will make my agent happy (Sorry Barbara, I’ll be real done soon. I promise.).
Some cool stuff is happening as we ramp up to The Undying‘s release in October. Simon and Schuster is putting the final touches on a free Fall Preview Sampler, where you’ll be able to get a sneak peek at the story. They’ve also launched my author page on the S&S website.
Meanwhile, I’m building a workshop for a panel I’ll be on at the PNWA’s summer conference in July, on Sci-Fi Fantasy World Building. For those interested, a blurb:
World or story, which comes first? Discover how to craft a realistic background for your manuscript — from vampires to space exploration, to new lands, peoples, economies and beyond. How suspension of disbelief is key to keeping your reader, agent, or editor on the page. In the workshop, learn how to develop and strengthen sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal and all fiction genres to forge an immersing novel. The ins and outs of researching world building. How to use language, politics and friendships as tools to create an unforgettable landscape.
I’ve also been working as a chair for the Middle Grade category of the PNWA’s annual Literary Contest. I’ve had great feedback from the judges this year. When it’s hard to pick a winner, you know we’re seeing some great manuscripts.
All that, and writing too. Which I need to get back to, so thanks for checking in.