fantasy

WonderCon 2019 in Anaheim

If you are going to be at WonderCon in Anaheim next week, stop on by to say hi! I’ll be participating in a panel about fantasy world-building and a book signing on Friday afternoon. For more information on upcoming events I have planned, sign up for my newsletter or keep an eye on my events page.

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FANTASTIC SET DECORATION

WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center

Friday, March 29, 2019

3:00 PM in Room 300B

There's much more to building a fantasy world for readers than just removing or replacing technology and adding mythical creatures. Authors Sam Sykes (Seven Blades in Black), Mary E. Pearson (Dance of Thieves), Tricia Levenseller (Warrior of the Wild), Kali Wallace (City of Islands), and Livia Blackburne (Rosemarked) discuss the joys and challenges of bringing new worlds into creation with Nadine Armstrong (occasional bookseller, always reader).

Author signing to follow at 4:15 PM in the Author Signing Area.

breaking chairs to make room at the table

A recent study of the New York Times's "By the Book" feature revealed that male authors mention other men and their works four times more often than they mention women and their works, whereas women tend to mention authors and works of both genders about equally. (See: the data and an article.) These numbers made me curious about the gender distribution of recommendations in the science fiction and fantasy corner of the literary world, so I decided to take a look at the recommendations made in the Tor.com "Five Books" feature, in which contributors recommend books centered around a particular theme.

City of Islands blog & interview roundup

Here's a round-up of the blog posts and interviews I've written and given for the release of City of Islands! In them, I talk about writing for children in these dark times, the lessons I learned as a bookworm child, and the importance of fun adventures for young readers.

All of my blog posts and interviews, present and past, can be found on the Other page.