Dear Ms. Jemisin, I was first introduced to your work via your debut, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. That novel excited me for various reasons. It was an original take on the “person fights for the throne” fantasy staple. The characters were not white. The worldbuilding was really interesting. And, of ... more >
Paint a mural. Start a battle. Change the world. Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. But then a corpse crashes the first party of the season. Her stroke-ridden grandfather starts apologizing over and over. And when the murals in her neighborhood ... more >
Welcome to the Promotional Thread for Authors. What’s this you say? I read quite a few blogs outside the romance blogosphere and many of the big ones have a daily open thread where the commenters drive the bus. The rules for Author Promo Night Open Thread are as follows: The ... more >
Got a book you want to talk about? Frustrated with a book or series? In love with a new one? Found a buried treasure? An issue that keeps popping up in the books you are reading? Just want to chat about stuff in general?
Young Australian Micah Johnson is the first AFL player to be out at the beginning of his career. Retired professional football player Declan Tyler mentors Micah, but he finds it difficult, as Micah is prone to making poor life choices that land him in trouble. Nothing Dec can’t handle. He’s ... more >
Dear AE Ash, I have always been a little envious and a lot awed by those who can write short well. I think it takes a special skillset to convey a complete story in few words. There is no time for character exposition or much by way of backstory. The ... more >