Titling this transcript of my Virtual Fantasy Con interview with Rob Matheny couldn't have been easier, as Rob is the unstoppable force behind the Grim Tidings Podcast and the Facebook Group Grimdark Readers and Writers. The VFC ran on Facebook October 15-21, 2017, and Rob was my fourth guest to stop by my virtual booth for … Continue reading Grim Tidings with Rob Matheny
I had guests stop by my booth at Virtual Fantasy Con. Here's a transcript of my discussion with author Graeme Ing.
From October 15-21, 2017, I will be participating in the Virtual Fantasy Con, a Facebook event involving over 100 fantasy authors, bloggers, podcasters, artists, and other magicians.
Not every reader will know the difference. Not all readers know about the minutia of a particular historical period. However, that doesn’t lessen the importance of research and getting it right.
Jane ties together lovely, lyrical fantasy and hard-boiled memoir to say something about love, loyalty, and the damage we do to ourselves when we don’t live up to our ideals.
Jane LaForge posed deeply incisive questions that uncovered some things I, as the author of A Wizard's Forge, didn't know about it.
I read all my reviews. I cringe at the bad ones (I've received some doozies!) and rejoice in the good ones. I also occasionally respond to issues reviewers bring up, such as questions about the worldbuilding in Knownearth or about Vic's difficulties overcoming past trauma. Today I'm responding to another frequently mentioned topic: the so-called cliffhanger ending of … Continue reading Spoiler Alert! The Unpublished Epilogue to A Wizard’s Forge
On launch day, as the earthbound get their first look at A Wizard's Forge, I've decided to walk readers through Vic's world, Knownearth.
The final cover captures Vic's grit, determination, and general bad-assery, as well as suggests her transformation isn't easy. It's hot and hard; it's painful, and it's going to leave scars.
Despite the risk of inaccuracies, however, there’s value in having someone else write the book description. As authors we can be blinded by our own vision, where another person can see through the forest to the particular trees that will hook readers’ interest.