Back from my first ever Boskone weekend, and what a weekend it was. In a bloggy nutshell: great YA panels, sidekicks and henchmen, angels and demons, research tips, publishing tips, author hangouts, cupcakes, plots and worldbuilding, snow, cold wind, cold beer, hot tea, writing fight and combat scenes, urban fantasy, signed books, free books, book readings, books everywhere, more snow, too much snow, great bread and new friends.
The guy in the pic may not look too happy (perhaps because he knew I was about to sink my teeth in), but I certainly am. Fantastic event, and I’m a definite Boskone convert!
Thank you NESFA for organizing such a nice convention.
Yesterday was the book birthday of my writing buddy Cindy Rodriguez. When Reason Breaks is a beautifully written contemporary YA about teenage depression.
Cindy’s done a lovely job of entwining the subject with the work and life of poet Emily Dickinson, and it’s an eye-opening read (for me, at least) on how quiet depression can be. As a mum to two preteens, it was kind of scary.
Anyhow, Cindy wrote a very sweet blog piece on the publishing process, from writing the MS, to getting signed on by her agent, all the way through to seeing it on the shelves of the bookstore for the first time.
Check it out! And then go buy the book. Also, buy kleenex. Lots and lots of kleenex.
When Reason Breaks
I have a short story out in Kraxon Magazine. It’s based on the Brazilian water lily myth, the vitória-régia. Check it out! (also, have a nose around while you’re on there; Kraxon has a lovely line-up of short stories by some very talented people.
The Moon and her Maiden – Kraxon Magazine
Courtesy of my 10yo. Because why set limits to your imagination?