Have you heard? It's our country's annual celebration of the first amendment. Some folks don't think we should honor it, and as such censorship still exists--sometimes overtly and sometimes covertly, but part of the joy and freedom of being an American (as opposed to N.Korean) is that we have the right to choose what we will and won't read.
This year's theme is "Think for yourself and let others do the same." I'm on board with that.
You'd be surprised by some of the books that are being banned these days!
For more commentary on banned books, visit Ellora’s Cave Publishing Readlines and Deadlines blog at:
For a complete list of the top 100 banned or challenged books, visit the American Library Association website at:
Well, I'm off to sing the National Anthem.
Oh, say can you see...all the books you might like...let the other ones be...for someone will like them too.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
If anyone is looking for a guest blogger, or someone to show up at your Halloween chat, or anything where I can talk about Strange Neighbors, just give me a shout. Or better yet, email me at email@example.com
Since I met my deadline for book 3 in the series early (Yay!) I'm available!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
A reader wrote to me recently, asking me to write a particular character type.
That's never happened to me before!
I've had lots of reader mail asking all kinds of questions about my published works, but this was the first one who gave me an assignment. I was intrigued!
I asked for any good sources on the subject (fairies) so I could research them first. To be honest, I don't think I've ever read a book in my style (paranormal comedy) with faeries in it. But I've read enough to realize they're not always full of rainbows, puppies and sunshine. Sometimes they're downright mean! What fun!
So, thank you dear reader. Now that I've finished the novella I had started a year ago and the novel I was contracted to write by Sept 30th, I can enjoy reading all about the fae. I'll start with the sources you gave me, and if anyone out there knows of some terrific research resources for me, give me a yell! Either here or privately. firstname.lastname@example.org
However, I'm still planning to write a series with my writing partner Dalton Diaz and we have an idea which would involve ghosts--not fairies. So, here I go...working on two projects at once again. Possibly three! I still have a tiger shapeshifter/India story in my head.
That's okay. All that work will keep me out of trouble! Something fairies don't worry about. Heh heh