four pages of my essay from The
Fantasy Writer's Companion I promised. They're in PDF format which
should open in your web browser.
September--Yay! This month
features the release of The Fantasy Writer’s Companion. You can
preorder this fantastic compilation at Dragon Moon Press or email me for
details on getting a copy with my chapter signed. And even better, you
can also order an ONLINE version of this great resource! See the site
for details at
www.dragonmoonpress.com and click on the upcoming releases. I plan
to upload the first four pages for preview on the site next month.
I was able to attend
Seattle this month, where I had the chance to chat with famed fantasy
author George RR Martin. Okay, so it was more like we had lunch with
some mutual friends and then we kidnapped him later for a private party,
but he was a great sport. Great discussion about HG Wells being the
father of science fiction—of course I had to include the designation of
sf-romance into that! He humored me. Speaking of romance and George, I
tried to add a great “smooch” shot with the two of us on the Photos page
but it turned out too fuzzy. And not because of George's beard!
Also new is a pic from Writers Weekend (http://www.writersweekend.com)
courtesy of author Megan Hart. If you are looking for an incredible
conference for authors, you must check WW out. The new site has
launched and is available for registrations. Hope to see you there!
were amazing! Greetings to all of you met on the con circuit. I made
some wonderful friends along the way and met some great authors. If you
haven’t had a chance to check out the amazing Jacqueline Carey, please
www.jacquelinecarey.com. I’m exhausted but elated. I think I'll go
to more conferences.... (check my Appearances
for my quest to attend one genre fiction conference in every state!)
July--Spent the whole month biting my nails
about the Golden Hearts and going to conferences. As a result, I
had the shortest nails of any of the 2004 Golden Heart nominees!
had a great time as a guest speaker at ConCarolinas. Check out the
photos on the Photos page. I’ve added
some other cons to my calendar, so check out my “Appearances” to see
where I might be popping up next!
of good things happening. I’ve been asked to contribute to a writer’s
guide. See my “Books” page for THE FANTASY WRITER’S COMPANION to be
released in September of 2004. It’s a must-have for anyone considering
writing fantasy fiction. You can find a link to preordering on my site.
My in depth article on Self Editing was accepted for the final chapter
of the volume, and I’m in the process of finishing final revisions on my
GH finalist ms, HETAERA, before returning to WINTERGLAS. Come back next
month when I post photos from Writer’s Weekend.
Remind me not to move again! The past month has been very busy, but
mostly in relocating my worldly possessions. I also signed with a
agent, Mary Lou Schwartz of The Belfrey Agency, and completed a short
story about an associate humanities professor who finds love in an
April 2004--I'm so excited! I just received
a call from RWA stating that my historical fantasy manuscript, HETAERA,
is a 2004
Golden Heart finalist in the Best Novel with Romantic Elements
category! This is a major competition for women's fiction. The winner
will be announced at the National conference in July. In personal news,
I will be moving cross country at the end of April. Much change in store
for me. Check back with me next month when I will wax poetic about the
joys of moving and being a full time writer.
March 2004--This month's
update is this website, of course. After landing a fantastic agent last summer,
Roberta Brown of the Brown Literary Agency, and
completing my latest historical fantasy, I decided to venture into the
vast unknown of the internet. Pull up a chair and surf a while.
I’ve also committed the first chapters of
WINTERGLAS, a Scandinavian folktale to paper. We’re in the process of
moving cross country (again!) so things have been a bit hectic. The good
news is with the move, I’ll be writing full time. That’s something
most of us dream about. Big hugs to my partner for making that possible.
Julianne will be at
Philadelphia, PA, December 10-12, 2004.
Julianne will be at
Arisia in Bostonm, MA, January 21-23, 2005.
will be at the
ShevaCon in Roanoke, VA,
February 25-27, 2005.
will be at the Writer's Weekend
Conference in Seattle, WA, June 9-12, 2005.