me, me, me
This has been one of those weeks--busy, busy, busy. Working on a new project, did a podcast for Anton Strout, here
, (which I haven't been able to see because I can't figure out how to find it), and did an interview for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Chiseled in Rock you'll find here
Like Mario, I'm teaching a class, too, over at Margie Lawson's Writer's Academy next month. Details here
. I've taught this one before but the class title, So You Want to Write Urban Fantasy
is misleading. Yes, we talk about the ins and outs of the UF world, and yes, there are interviews with UF writers, but it's really a basic course on genre writing and an introduction to understanding the publishing world--from finding an agent to querying to how the business
of publishing works.
Speaking of classes, pal Tamela Buhrke is teaching a Building a WordPress Blog/Website class for writers. Details here
. This lady knows her stuff so for $27.00, this is the real deal.
So besides the above mentioned, I've also been reading the Young Adult novels sent to me for consideration for a 2011 Bram Stoker Award
. Right now I'm reading Anna Dressed in Blood
by Kendare Blake. And I like it. It's going on my keeper shelf.
After all that, you must be asking yourself just what does all this have to do with me? Or if you're super smart, you've already guessed. I've got nothing else for you this week. Nada.
Well, maybe one thing. Kudos to Penguin (my publisher) for once again holding the Read Pink Program
to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. From Shelf Awareness: Under this year's initiative, more than 300,000 copies of eight bestselling mass market titles--by Nora Roberts, Catherine Anderson, Christina Dodd, Jillian Hunter, Lynn Kurland, Amanda Quick, Bertrice Small and Lauren Willig--will have Read Pink seals on the cover. In the back of each book, Penguin is including information to make readers aware of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Penguin is again donating $25,000 to the foundation.
Look for this seal on participating books:
Labels: Kendare Blake, Margie Lawson's Writing Academy, Tamela Burke