Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Damn Good Interview, A Zombie Interview & the Passing of a Personal Icon

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today the release week frenzy continues with an interview and giveaway with the fabulous Book Pushers. We're chatting about pretty much every book I've ever written under the sun, so swing on by and feel free to chime in with any burning questions.

I am ALSO at the flippin' amazing Moira Roger's Apocalyptathon 2011 today, giving away a copy of Reawakening Eden (because apparently I just can't seem to stop doing that) and talking about how I would react to a Zombie Apocalypse (note: I would totally kick ass).


And, in totally unrelated news on a much more somber note...

One of my writing icons passed away yesterday: Anne McCaffrey, 85, best known for her marvelous dragonrider books. Her passing feels particularly significant to me because her book Dragonflight was a turning point for me. It was the first book that swallowed me whole. It changed the way I felt about reading during one long can't-put-it-down-and-go-to-sleep night when I was twelve years old. Perhaps if it hadn't been that book, it would have been another, but all I know is that it was the first. The catalyst. Anne McCaffrey woke me up to reading as a passion rather than a pastime. And without that feeling about books, about the worlds they contained and the lives lived between the pages, I doubt I ever would have become a writer. So this passing is particularly poignant for me. She opened my door. Anne McCaffrey will be missed.

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