Influential author

http://www.julietmarillier.com Juliet Marillier is one of my favorite authors. I stared reading her novels a dozen years ago, starting with her first novel Daughter of the Forest. Now she has over twenty novels in print. Here is a part of her bio from her shiny new web-site that launched today. (Every few years, as she…

Do our tastes revert back to being a child? Here’s mine.

  Recently, I attended a writers workshop where we talked about resonance within the genre that you write. “Learn the language so you don’t sound like a fraud.” Because fantasy is bone deep with me, I am going to dwell there in my writing for a while. I feel very comfortable within its realm. That…

Branding… are we cattle or something???

“Step right up and let me assess your brand,” said the man in front of the velvet frosted counter. He tipped his top hat at me and then the magician at the eclectic carnival waved his magic wand. I responded, “okay.” Because, well, who doesn’t want to know what in the world our brand is….