A Podcast Panel Discussion:
The thing about the release of a book is that suddenly the author gets catapaulted out of her quiet, reclusive writing existence (which is excellent for actual writing, by the way!) and into the hurly-burly of interacting with the wide, wide world of readers and story enthusiasts of every kind.
Which is kinda fab, really — but it’s equally fab when you get to interact with other authors as well.
So by way of a sneak preview and a Big Hint for Something to Watch Out For, yesterday I recorded a podcast discussion/conversation/’panel’ with fellow Fantasy authors Kate Eliott and Courtney Schafer, which was hosted and moderated by Paul Weimer of the Skiffy and Fanty Show – which is also where it will appear, I believe.
We talked — and talked! — worldbuilding, character development, and magic systems and a whole bunch of other stuff — spanning continents, oceans, time zones and hemispheres to do so.
I really enjoyed the experience — even if it did make me realise that NZ being so far away from most other places (even near neighbour Australia is over 2000 km away) really is a “tyranny of distance” when it comes to interacting with other writers, as well as readers.
Speaking Of Readers — But Also Reviewers: Daughter Of Blood gets “5 Blood Sheep”
You can find out why she gave it 5 Blood Sheep, here:
“It might have been 750 pages, but it didn’t feel like it. There is constant action and I was absorbed in the complexity of the story and watching as all the pieces Lowe has been putting into place since book one start to fall into place … “
Kia ora, Sharon.