I’ll be the guest tonight at 6pm (11pm UK) on the live radio broadcast of Speculative Fiction Cantina, sponsored by Writestream Radio and hosted by S. Evan Townsend. You can call in and ask questions! I’ll be sharing the mic with Laurel A. Rockefeller, who writes the Peers of Beinan series and promises she will do some singing. I think I’ll read from the forthcoming Blood Moon, which is the second in the Breton Lais series from my alter ego, Kathryn Marlowe. It’s based on Bisclavret, the tale of the werewolf knight, so I think I’ll read the opening chapter where he glories in being a wolf. The first Breton Lay is of course Knight of the White Hart based on Guigemar. I’m attempting to stay very true to the original tales while expanding them to novel length yet keeping Marie de France‘s breathless pace. As the reviews say:
“A great beginning to new a new series. An interesting and intriguing tale of true love, the meaning of love, sacrifice, a Knight’s honor, magic,and, yes, romance. Intense and emotional at moments. The setting is interesting, with Knights, Medieval Romance,a bit of magic, a battle for love. The characters are intriguing, as well, as will capture your heart. I will follow this series to it’s conclusion. A sweet romance with a few twists and turns.”
“At once with the high romance and idealistic notions of medieval knighthood – this is a tale replete with the grandeur of nobility and the steadfast resolve of a Knight who has to learn his lesson the hard way; that Love is not merely a fancy for the Tales but a cause worth hardship and sacrifice.”
“A masterful storyteller Marlowe delivers her story will skill, wit and clear delight. Also it starts with jousting, which is never a bad thing!! I am telling you nothing more than that, go discover it for yourself!”
I can’t believe November is almost over. While my days seem completely relaxed and peaceful, I have been so very busy with one thing or another, so the time has just flown by. I thought September was crazy, but October flew by before I could turn around, and November — we hardly knew ye! So what’s been going on?
My essay is up at Women Writers, Women’s Books on the need for Growing a Thick Skin if you want to create (includes using positive people as part of that skin).
I caught the Bloody Scotland on tour at Dundee Library; much fun!
As the hot chocolate at Henry’s Coffee House is my witness, I am a NaNoWriMo ‘winner’ with Knight of the White Hart which will be a Kit Marlowe novel once I’ve finished revising it.
More translations of Hávamál, the Old Norse gnomic poem of Viking wisdom over at Pagan Square.
The Weird Conference probably deserves a separate write up: I’ve just been too busy. Maybe tomorow —
The latest Fox Pockets anthology, Shapeshifters, has begun to garner reviews including some nice words about my story, “Carlos”: “This rather beautiful little story ends on a pitch perfect bittersweet note.” If you don’t know about the series, here’s the trailer: