What I’m Doing: A Quick Round Up, Plus Around the Traps
Well, one thing I am clearly doing as you will know from my two update posts from last week, here and here, is working on Daughter of Blood, The Wall of Night Series Book Three. Be assured, that shall continue ‘until it’s done’ and I will bring you the occasional up date from time to time–but JanB says I am not to ‘tease’ you, so I shall try not to do that either!
I have not been doing so many guest post gigs recently, but I do have my current series “Fun With Friends” on SF Signal, which comprises an interview per month with an Australian or New Zealand SFF author. To date I’ve interviewed Kim Falconer, Juliet Marillier and Tim Jones, and the interview I have coming up for September is with local writer, Jane Higgins, author of The Bridge, which you may recall I talked about here.
But in fact I do have a guest spot coming up in the next month or so, with book blogger Abhinav Jain on his Sons of Corax site. The series features newer SFF authors on the international scene, with each author to post on the significance of names in their Fantasy writing. Abhinav talks more about the series, here. The deadline for getting the articles in was September 15 so my contribution, titled The Power of Names, is done, but I have to say that I had a great deal of fun writing it, looking at exactly how I do approach names and naming systems in my work. I will cross-post when the article goes live—although with so many authors that could be some time away—and hope to give you some advance warning if at all possible.
And of course I am keeping up with my regular Tuesday “date” with The Tuesday Poem. This week I shall be linking to my recent radio interview with NZ Post Book Award for Poetry winner, Rhian Gallagher, and featuring links to other posts where I’ve fatured her poetry in the past. I have other great poems and poets coming up over the next few weeks, too (how not?), and then on October 16 I shall be the guest editor for the Tuesday Poem Hub.
That’s probably “it” from me for now, but here’s a few “extry” links to what’s happening around the traps:
- At Civilian Reader, guest Daniel A Rabuzzi posts on the potential of the 18th and 19th centuries for Fantasy literature: “The Fantastical 18th and 19th Centuries, or, Dragons Dancing at Almack’s”
- Jo Fletchers Books features a guest post by blogger Jared Shurin on the influence of both High and Low Fantasy in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, here
- Alison Croggan acknowledges defeat on her Theatre Notes blog—a position for which I have considerable sympathy and wish her all the best for the next month dedicated to her novel
- While the Bad Astronomer features a solar eclipse seen from Mars (awesome!)
And on that note: Happy Monday!