By J.K. Ullrich Indie authorship seems to have exacerbated my penchant for masochism: I can’t help looking at the bestseller lists, even though it only leaves me sad that my books aren’t on them! Browsing the top titles a few weeks ago, the blurb for Dan Brown’s latest novel Origin caught my eye. After reconnecting with one […]
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By Renee Scattergood
Welcome to another Friday Author Spotlight! This week I have Diane Morrison here to tell us about her upcoming fantasy novel, Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West, from her Wyrd West Chronicles. She needs help funding her book release and is giving away some great gifts, including a copy of the book when it’s released on the 1st of September, for those who contribute. She’s also shared a guest post, so keep reading!
Diane Morrison lives with her partners in Vernon, BC, where she was born and raised. She likes pickles and bluegrass and hates talking about herself. An avid National Novel Writing Month participant and gaming geek, she is proudly Canadian and proudly LGBTQ. She is currently managing the official SFWA YouTube channel, where she gets to interview some of her favourite authors and other interesting people in the SFF field. Recently she received an Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future competition. Under her pen name “Sable Aradia” she is a successful Pagan author, a musician, and a professional blogger. After a lifetime of putting the needs of her family first, she is striking out to become what she always wanted to be; a speculative fiction writer.
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Binti by Nnedi Okorafor My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the 12 in 12 Challenge, the Big Fun in a Little Package Novella Challenge, the Women of Genre Fiction Challenge, and the Space Opera Challenge. Winner of the 2016 Hugo and Nebula awards, nominee for the BSFA, BFA and Locus awards. I always […]
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You’re a hobbit and you don’t like adventure. You think originality is dangerous! You should NEVER bring a unique setting to fantasy or science fiction! And God help you if you MIX the two! You believe that stories about people and their very human motivations are boring, even if you punctuate them with lots of […]
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To celebrate my Kickstarter for the Wyrd West Chronicles, I’m doing a series of livestreamed interviews with people who are doing similar stuff to what I’m doing in Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West! These interviews will appear on Kickstarter Live and will be simultaneously streamed to my Facebook Author Page, then uploaded […]
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Beasts of Tabat by Cat Rambo My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Women of Genre Fiction Challenge. I read this book in part because I’ve come to know Cat Rambo through my work with the SFWA YouTube channel (for those who don’t know, she’s the current President of SFWA.) I heard she […]
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A hybrid writer is calling for submissions for Gunsmoke & Dragonfire: A Fantasy Western Anthology. Submissions open immediately. This is a collaborative project in which each contributor (writer, editor, etc.) will receive one share of profits, if any. Contributors are encouraged to make best use of their collective resources for marketing (social media, blog, YouTube […]
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