She was dazzling! She was relaxed and funny, and knew a little bit about everything in the universe. She was definitely *not* a dude. And what a relief! I’d been hanging out with all my shortfic writing friends, most of us nascent in our authorial efforts. I hadn’t realized before, but they — we — were all in this sort of special career-embarkation pressure cooker. Most of my writer pals were striving to make “pro” sales, striving to get into prestigious writing workshops, striving to hook agents. . . striving, striving, striving. That was not my path at the time, nor (it turns out) would it ever be, but it was already exhausting me. And here was a dinnerful of novelists, all of whom had agents and publishers, all of whom were several if not many books in to their careers, and they were just so calm, so nice. And Kat Richardson was the calmest and nicest of them all.
My mini-interview of Kat Richardson is live over at Sleeping Hedgehog.
And it’s live! My little 3 to 3 interview series for Green Man and the Sleeping Hedgie rolls onward with a nice bit from author Stina Leicht. Stina has a couple novels out, but also a couple short stories. My subversive little anthologist’s heart prompts me to post beautiful anthology covers like these, both of which contain stories by my interviewee.
Of Stina: “When she was small she wanted to grow up to be like Vincent Price. Unfortunately, there are no basements in Texas — thus, making it difficult to wall up anyone alive under the house.”
Rock on, sweet Texas, rock on.
Remember that little mini-interview series I started a while ago over at The Green Man Review’s sister site, Sleeping Hedgehog? I’ve been calling the series 3 to 3, posing 3 questions apiece to three fellow attending pros at various literary events. The latest of these has just gone live, wherein I chat with Ken Scholes, author of this book, this book, and this book, among others.
Does the proximity of the phrase sky bridge to the phrase booze and book wagon affect you in any special way? Me too.
3 to 3: Norwescon 2014 with Ken Scholes
I’ll be in and around New York City this week, soaking up big city sunshine and doing Fun Stuff in honor of the 2014 Edgar Awards. I’ve also agreed to cover the Book Launch party for the MWA’s Newest Anthology Ice Cold for The Green Man Review / Sleeping Hedgehog. From the Mystery Writers of America announcement about the event:
On Tuesday, April 29th, we will be launching our newest anthology, Ice Cold, edited by Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson. The launch party will be held at The Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren Street, New York, NY. Phone number is: 212-587-1011. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and many of the contributors are scheduled to appear. In addition, many of the 2014 Edgar® Award nominees will also be at the bookstore.
… And me! I’ll be there! Though you won’t know me because I’ll be incognito. If you do see through my clever disguise, tell me to buy you a drink, and I will! ‘Cause good sleuthing deserves to be rewarded.
In the guise of my alter ego Camille Alexa, I’ve been conducting a short series of brief interviews over at The Green Man Review sister site, Sleeping Hedgehog. The first of these was with opera singer and luxe fantasist Louise Marley. The second with voracious writer (and master of the Hawaiian shirt) Jay Lake. Watch in the coming days for a fresh interview, this time with fellow 2010 Endeavour Award finalist Kay Kenyon. . .