In which I’m elsewhere

Today I’m the guest of the glorious group known as the Jungle Red Writers. (Mad love to them for the reference to “The Women”–one of my all-time favorite films.) The Reds have graciously posted a piece I wrote on the inspiration for Aunt Dove from CITY OF JASMINE, and I hope you enjoy!

As to what I’m doing right now, I’m prepping for the RT Convention in New Orleans in a few weeks, reading some books for endorsement, writing my own novella, reviewing copy edits for next fall’s book, pondering my next major project, and broadening my own horizons as a reader–yep, I’ve finally succumbed, chickens. I’m reading GAME OF THRONES. (Actually, I lie. I read GAME OF THRONES yesterday and now I’m onto CLASH OF KINGS which will take much longer since I can’t play hooky to read.) I’ve seen the first three seasons of the series and my husband has been reading Martin for a looooong time, but I’ve been pretty slow to climb onto the bandwagon. It occurred to me that, as broadly as I like to think that I read, my breadth of interests in mostly in nonfiction. In fiction, my tastes are pretty specific and I don’t wander too far off of them. And while there’s nothing particularly wrong with that, it’s also not very adventuresome. So, I’m making an effort to include a few more things that are outside of the norm for me and would love recommendations–not just in fantasy but any genre. Even mystery. I read mystery but tend to stick with a lot of the Golden Age stuff. There are whole eras of historical mystery I haven’t touched, so recs from that field are welcome too.

In short, chickens, whatcha reading?

4 thoughts on “In which I’m elsewhere”

  1. Julie says:

    I thought I was stepping out of my comfort zone with Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman, and it turns out that I didn’t. I liked it, though.

  2. Sharon Essex says:

    Just finished reading Martin’s A DANCE WITH DRAGONS. Now I’m in the Valley of the Kings in 1922 with THE VISITORS by Sally Beauman.

  3. Caitlin says:

    Currently wading through The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. I might move on to Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan next. And I’ve still got my sister’s copy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula to read…

  4. Patricia Franzino says:

    I just finished reading Katherine Addison’s standalone novel “The Goblin Emperor.” I also loved reading Katherine Keenum’s “Where the Light Falls.”

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