Sunday, April 23, 2006

While I'm Writing

I apologize for being a bit scarce and off-schedule; my editor dumped an emergency weekend job in my lap and I have only 48 hours to (among other things) be brilliant, charming and inspire a production team. Yes, it's probably hopeless.

Around the blogosphere:

We're all pretty much fluorescent green over Alison Kent's beautiful new cover art. My reaction: "Damn, does that woman ever get BAD cover art?"

Marjorie M. Liu has posted all the info about a very cool Dorchester contest for unpubbed writers over at her place.

Stuart MacBride goes above and beyond as he is interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland.

Scott Oden has an interesting meme over at his place in which he reveals some things you might not know about Scott Oden.

Mr. Rickards is back from Israel and, as far as we know, did not cause any international incidents.

Shannon Stacey crunches numbers and speculates on how important Wal-Mart may be to boosting them over at Romancing the Blog.

Everyone should go and admire Kristopher Reisz's new cover art right this minute. This one is going to leap off the shelves.


  1. Anonymous6:45 PM

    I was directed to your blog by a fanmail, and I just wanted to thank you for the kick ass rec. Definitely means a lot coming from such a prolific author. And, yep, female. Rob is short for Robyn. Thanks again.

  2. Anonymous11:59 PM

    My pleasure, Rob. You write one hell of a novel. And hey, Karen, you were right. :)

  3. Anonymous1:29 PM

    Hello there! I'm an avid fan of your many works and your lovely blog here.

    Color me a newb but how much control, if any, does a writer have over their cover art?

    I've lost count of how many books I've read were the lead character is darked haired and yet the cover art has them as a blonde, or there's an elf that's as tall as a barbarian (though its noted he's half that size inside the book, heh) you could make a lengthy list of instances like this, heh.

    Take care!

  4. Anonymous9:58 AM

    Nikki, I'm copying your question over to my post on 4/28, as I do open Q&A on Fridays -- click here to see it & my answer.


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