- Joe Abercrombie on the value of grit in fantasy
- Foz Meadows responds, digging into some problematic aspects of the current "grimdark" trend in fantasy: On Grittiness and Grimdark
- Chuck Wendig tackles the plethora of misinformation on publishing by asking writers to share their personal experiences: Writers and Misinformation, or "How Did You Publish?"
- Teresa Frohock shares her top 10 tips for the debut author
- There's a pretty neat "Fantasy gift exchange" about to happen at Reddit: I and a bunch of other authors have all signed up, along with many other fantasy fans, artists, etc.
Oh, and The Whitefire Crossing has gotten a few new reviews lately - nice to see people are still discovering the book!
- A review at Worlds Without End for their Women in Genre Fiction Month (check out all the other reviews of female-authored fantasy! Loads of excellent new books to discover.)
- A review at the blog Adventures in Vanaheim
- I'd rather have a detailed, thought-provoking mixed review than a super-short glowing one any day of the week. (Unless the super-short one is from an editor saying, "I want to buy your next 10 books," haha!) As proof, I offer you this review at Ladybusiness, which is probably the longest and most conflicted review that Whitefire will ever get. Also, it has hilarious gifs. Seriously, I love this reviewer for taking the time to discuss the book in such detail, both good and bad!