Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday Update

Today's authorial news:

  • I participated in a Q&A on gender issues in SFF over at Fantastical Imaginations blog, along with fellow authors Teresa Frohock, Elspeth Cooper, Anne Lyle, and Francis Knight.  Part 1 of the Q&A is now live - two more parts will be posted there over the next few days (I'll add links here when they're ready: here's Part 2 and Part 3.  It's been really interesting to see everyone's answers!

And in more general SFF news, if you haven't already checked out the list of nominees for this year's Nebula Awards, you should!  Some great reads there.  I'm particularly excited to see N.K. Jemisin's The Killing Moon on the slate for Best Novel.  That was one of my favorite reads last year.  Similarly, I'm delighted to see Rachel Hartman's Seraphina and Holly Black's Black Heart on the list for the Norton award for Best YA Novel.

And...that's about all I've got.  Day job plus working on a Sekrit Group Author Project (soon to be revealed!) has been keeping me very, very busy.  But fear not, I have not been neglecting Labyrinth of Flame. (Just finished a tricky chapter that was giving me fits for ages...hooray for moving on in the story!)  Oh yes, and I'm pleased to report that at long last, real snow came to Boulder, and my son got to build his very first igloo (well, with a lot of help from his daddy):

"Mommy, I want to live in an igloo FOREVER." 

Chilling with the kiddo in the igloo


  1. Congrats on that chapter, and cool photos. I bet that's the only Australian igloo on the planet right now.

    And every adventurer should have a Thomas the Tank Engine hat. :-)

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    1. And thank goodness for that. :) Before having kids, I worried that I'd have one who didn't like to go outdoors at all (sort of like how I was the utter opposite of the girly-girl my mom was hoping for!). I'm grateful every day that's not the case - it's so much fun to share my favorite activities with him.