Happy Bookday, Daughters of the Nile!

One of my closest writer-friends is celebrating a book release today!  Stephanie Dray’s DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE is one of the books I’ve most been looking forward to reading this year!  It’s the third (and last) in her series about Cleopatra Selene, the daughter of the Cleopatra from Elizabeth Taylor/Shakespeare’s play/other sources fame.  I loved, loved, loved the first two books in this series — true historical...

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Interview w/ Maria V. Snyder — Plus Giveaway!

Years ago, I attended my first Book Expo America, in New York City.  I was new and nervous and overwhelmed, and I felt totally, completely out of place.  My editor introduced me to another Harlequin writer, who immediately put me at ease.  (Maybe that was because she said she’d read and loved my Glasswrights Series…)  Little did I know that Maria V. Snyder was going to become one of my closest writing friends! In the intervening...

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Was That a Weekend?

Wow.  Yet another weekend has mugged us — I can’t believe that three days blew by so quickly! Suffice to say, I got some reading done, and some writing-organizing.  I fiddled with print editions of FRIGHT COURT and CAPITOL MAGIC (should be out around Halloween…), and I poked at the Diamond Brides romance series. I finished reading Jessica Scott’s BECAUSE OF YOU (hot military romance, and a recent USA Today Bestseller...

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Happy Book Birthday, Jim C. Hines

In the great struggle of life, we librarians have to stick together.  And by “we”, I mean me and Jim C. Hines’s most recent hero — Isaac Vainio.  Jim introduced us to Isaac in LIBRIOMANCER.  Isaac works magic by “reaching” into books; he can pull fictional items into the real world and use them to his magical advantage.  I read LIBRIOMANCER in draft, and I really enjoyed it. But I LOVED the sequel, CODEX...

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D.B. Jackson’s THIEVES’ QUARRY

Lots of authors go by multiple names.  Case in point — David B. Coe and D.B. Jackson.  David is my friend, a person I first met online, then met in real life — we’ve shared long, heartfelt discussions about writing, reading, Indian food…  You know — all the important things in life. D.B. Jackson is David’s alter-ego.  D.B. writes urban fantasy novels — but they’re not like any urban fantasy novels...

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