My awesome co-hosts today are Yolanda Renee, Tyrean Martinson, Madeline Mora-Summonte , LK Hill, Rachna Chhabria, and JA Scott!
We are kicking off with the question of the month today.
What's the best thing someone has ever said about your writing?
I’ve received some amazing comments, reviews, and emails. Many have just blown my mind. But one thing rises above them all.
Truedessa fell in love with Aden and Tamsin from Dragon of the Stars. I wrote the follow-up story, Dragon’s Destiny, for her. And then she told me.
She was writing fanfiction based on those two characters.
She loved Dragon of the Stars and Aden and Tamsin so much, she wanted their adventures to continue.
That just blows my minds. As an author, I feel like I’ve arrived. Someone is writing fanfiction based on my books.
And it really pleases me that it’s Dragon of the Stars. That book, and the final book in my Cassa trilogy, CassaStorm, are the best things I’ve ever written. And yet the other two books have sold far more copies. I wish there was a way I could change that. With Dragon of the Stars, there’s a free short story that continues the adventure. And CassaStorm remains my strongest piece, bringing Byron’s story full circle. (And there’s also a short, CassaFate, in the Heroes of PHENOMENA anthology that continues the story.)
But Truedessa loved my story enough to write her own stories about Aden and Tamsin. And that’s enough for me.
HERE to cast your vote. Open through Friday of this week
The MST3K RiffTrax Reunion Show was amazing! I have never laughed so hard in a theater as I did last week. I’ll give you the full rundown and with pictures next Monday.
The third StoryTime Blog Hop takes place on July 27.
See Juneta Key’s site for details.
Jellyfish Jones – a UBook
From Melanie Schulz’s publishing company, Black and White.
Question of the Month
A Life Examined
“What was the first book (or book series) you really fell in love with?”
Easy! Terry Brooks’ original Shannara trilogy. They sparked my interest in writing.
CassaDawn is my short story that will appear in the anthology The Thing That Turned Me, available August 5.
Below is the very short trailer for CassaDawn on YouTube. (I contacted my publisher’s illustrator and hired him to make one that matched the rest of my series. It would've just bugged me if it looked different!)
I have CassaSeries playing cards to giveaway!
I’m not a fan of Rafflecopters, but couldn’t think of another way to do it. You can enter to win by commenting, Tweeting, or reviewing one of the books. Winner will be drawn July 17. Cards will be shipped from my publisher.
What’s the best thing anyone said about your writing? Anyone else see the MST3K Reunion Show? What was the first books you fell in love with? And would you like a cool deck of cards?