In lieu of more detailed content, here's what I've been reading lately. I completed Bridget Jones's diary for a writing course I'm taking and thoroughly enjoyed it although I enjoyed the movie a bit more. Connected to Bridget Jones is, of course, Pride and Prejudice, a classic, which I had not read to that point.… Continue reading Recently reading and read
Yes, I've been absent from posting to my blog for some time. However, it's not because I wasn't doing anything. I recently completed a project that took me about 100 hours of my free time. It's complete now and I will work on posting in a regular cadence again.
Ta da! The cover for Tales from Plexis is in my possession and I can finally post it. I’m excited to have a story, "The Sacrifice of Pawns", in this book and to be in such good company with some excellent writers. The book itself will be published this December. You can read about the… Continue reading Tales from Plexis has a cover!
Cleaning up some spam and performing some admin work on the blog, I came across comments on old posts from when this was originally hosted on LiveJournal (it was a different internet epoch then). Out of curiosity, I followed the links from some of those commenters back to LiveJournal and was surprised that a number of… Continue reading Absent friends and time for reflection
Let’s talk about the fantasy of the “writer’s lifestyle.” Most writers and most readers are familiar with the basics: the writer is typically an educated person of modest ba… Source: Let's Talk About the Fantasy of the Writer's Lifestyle | Literary Hub
I had occasion on my writing getaway in Northern Ontario to watch Wonder Boys again. I’ve probably seen it about five or six times. Each time I find I identify with Michael Douglas’ character, Grady Tripp. No, I haven’t been involved with a coverup involving a dead dog, or Marylin Monroe’s stolen jacket. It’s to do… Continue reading Wonder Boys and me
Julie Czerneda returns to my favourite of her characters; Esen-alit-Quar. Esen for short, Es in a hurry or between friends. Looking forward to getting the new stories this fall. In the meantime, I’ll be returning to the original three.
My friends, it is my honor to be hosting Julie Czerneda today (and tomorrow!). Julie’s science fiction starts with biology, asks a wild biology “what if” question, and fills the answer with science, more science, humor, aliens, and fantastic characters. Way back when, she wrote a science fiction trilogy featuring the shape shifter Esen. Esen discovers humans, and well, erm, to tell you anymore would spoil the best parts! This trilogy was recently lovingly reprinted in trade paperback, and there’s a new novella coming out this autumn, and OH YEAH a whole new Esen novel, also out this autumn!
Today and tomorrow feature Give aways! Cover reveals! Behind the scenes! Inside jokes! but before we get to all that goodness:
Julie on Amazon
Julie’s fan page on Facebook
About the author:
For over twenty years, Canadian author/ former biologist Julie E. Czerneda has shared her…
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