Blog Wander: A Library Mama

Wanderers 8 - Small CopyToday’s Blog Wander takes us over to A Library Mama with blogger Katy, for an interview about fairy tales, Walt Disney, and what to expect after The Wanderers.  Katy asked some great questions (and I hope my answers are good too!)

Katy is a “public librarian, bookworm, and mother of two, among other things.”  Her About Page has a lovely story about what inspired her to begin her blog, and the goals behind it.

Along with the interview, we’re offering an ebook giveaway, so head over to A Library Mama for the opportunity!  And come back next week for Katy’s review of The Wanderers as well. 🙂

Blog Wander: The Bookworm Chronicles

Wanderers 8 - Small CopyIn another wandering today, we’re heading over to The Bookworm Chronicles, for something a bit different…  So far, there have been interviews and an excerpt–for today, I wrote a guest post about retelling fairy tales.  You already know I love writing and reading retold fairy tales, and this post explores some of the different approaches for tackling those original Grimm stories to create something new.

The Bookworm Chronicles shares the reading of Jessica, self-confessed bookworm.  She recently read The Complete Brothers Grimm, and her rereading of the Narnia series helped inspire my journey through the audiobooks.  She writes a great blog I hope you’ll enjoy exploring!

And if you wander over for the guest post, you can get a coupon for The Wanderers too…

Blog Wander: The Writer’s Guide to Rejection

Wanderers 8 - Small CopyA new Wandering today, over to a blog a bit different than the book blogs I’ve typically been frequenting…  The Writer’s Guide to Rejection focuses on writing and publishing–which of course means some focus on books too!

Blogger Cherie is also the author of The Advocate Prince (which I highly recommend, by the way) and has invited me to be the first author in her new Author Interview series.

So wander on over 😉 for an interview about the joys and the hazards of the publishing process!

Blog Wander: Little Lion Lynnet’s

Continuing my blog wander, today I have a very special event!  By wild coincidence, my friend Lynn also published her first book this month, Feather by Feather and Other Stories.  Today we’re doing an interview swap to share about both our books.  Read on for Lynn’s thoughts about writing and publishing, and wander over to her blog for my answers to the same questions.

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Lynn E. O’Connacht is a writer by twilight and, occasionally, sunlight and moonlight. At all times she is a cisgendered white woman. She holds an MA in English literature with a focus on creative writing and fantasy literature. She has geographically confused spelling despite her education’s best efforts to fix this and has been writing stories for as long as she has been able to write. She used to type her works on an old-fashioned typewriter using red ink, but alas both the equipment and the stories have since been lost to time.

Lynn blogs at Little Lion Lynnet’s and can be found on GoodReads, Twitter and LibraryThing.

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Feather by FeatherTell me a little about your book.

Feather by Feather and Other Stories is, as the title suggests, a collection of short stories and poetry. It’s a bit of a mixed bag. There are some pieces of realistic fiction, but it’s predominantly fantasy. Which isn’t much of an answer, I know. It’s pretty hard to respond to a question like this concisely when you’re dealing with a collection, I’m afraid. There’s such a large range to cover… Which story do you want to know about? It has biscuit-baking demons, QUILTBAG protagonists, utterly alien stories with nary a human in sight, a bunch of fairytale retellings, poetry, a one-legged dog, witches, bobble hats, sentient steam engines, fairies… Actually a lot of fairies. I blame the fairytales. Apart from space ships and the kitchen sink, it might have everything. (Warning: it may not actually have everything.) Continue reading “Blog Wander: Little Lion Lynnet’s”

Blog Wander: The Bookwyrm’s Hoard

Wanderers 8 - Small CopyToday we’re wandering over to The Bookwyrm’s Hoard, to continue celebrating the release of my novel, The Wanderers.  I love that blog title–wyrm, of course, is another word for dragon, so my fantasy novel is right at home on a blog with that name!

The Bookwyrm’s Hoard is run by Lark, who describes herself as “a voracious reader; I also love thinking and writing about books, especially mysteries, fantasy, children’s and YA books, and ebooks and publishing. In my other life, I’m a singer and director, an indexer, and a knitter — the order changes from day to day.”

In keeping with the Wyrm theme, today Lark is sharing an excerpt from The Wanderers which features a fight with a very large, fire-breathing, non-book-appreciating dragon.  You won’t want to miss it–or the giveaway opportunity either!

Blog Wander: Over the Effing Rainbow

Wanderers 8 - Small CopyIn case you missed it–my novel launched last Friday!  Over the next few weeks, I’ll be doing some interviews and guest posts around the blogosphere.  I was going to call it a blog tour…until it occurred to me that my book is, after all, called The Wanderers.  So clearly this can only be called a Blog Wander!

Today we’re kicking things off with an interview with Lisa, who blogs on Over the Effing Rainbow.  Lisa is a “Scottish writer of prose-based RPG/voracious reader of science fiction and fantasy in most of its forms. Tea junkie, Dresdenphile, nail polish enthusiast, nibbler of cheese, devourer of cake.”  Couldn’t resist stealing that off her blog page.  🙂

So make some tea and head over the rainbow for an interview!

On another novel note, I sent out an email announcement over the weekend–if you didn’t receive it and would like to be added to my email list in the future for novel updates and exclusive content, please send an email to LettersToTheCat @ gmail.com to get added!

Saturday Snapshot: Launch Day Celebration

This is an exciting weekend…because yesterday was Launch Day for my novel!  Since my writing group was also meeting yesterday, naturally I had to bring something to celebrate!

Launch Day CakeYou could say that I made one of these things from scratch…and just added some crucial decoration to the other.

Have a splendid weekend!  And visit West Metro Mommy for more Saturday Snapshots. 😉