Thursday, June 23, 2011

Reading Report

Hope you’re liking the redesign going on with the blog, guys. I know I am, and a big thanks to my sister for all the hard work she’s put in on it. Thanks, Man. You’re the best!

On the reading front, I’m still slogging my way through The Passage by Justin Cronin. It’s good. It’s very good. But man is it dense and long. I keep getting worn out by it and have to stop and read something else. I actually started reading it last summer, went about 300 pages in, and then put it down until a couple of weeks ago. Did I mention that it’s dense? And long? But still beautifully, amazingly good.

Up next I plan on tearing through Clarity by Kim Harrington. I’ve read the opening pages, and I know already how much I’m going to enjoy it. Anything that channels some Veronica Mars flavor works for me.

On my need-purchase-next radar, I’ve got Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake due out August 30th. I’ve read the first chapter of this one, too (available on Tor’s website here), and it’s stunning! Seriously. I’ve never felt such sympathy for a murderous ghost before. Powerful stuff. And she’s definitely channeling some Supernatural flavor, which like VM, does it for me, too.

Even further down on the radar, I’ve got Raylan by Elmore Leonard which isn’t going to hit shelves until (gasp) February 2012. The book’s scheduled to release in conjunction with the 3rd season of Justified, which if you haven’t watched this show yet, I command you to go do so now. Seriously. I LOVE Justified, not quite to the point where I would consider naming one of my children after a character (ahem, that honor goes to Firefly), but enough that I’m considering naming the new kitty Raylan, or maybe Arlo.

Happy Reading!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Furry Friday — Big News Edition

So you know how in my last post I gave myself a pep talk about starting a first draft on a new novel? Well, I haven’t written a single new word since. But there’s a very good reason for that. I’ve been revising the last novel for my lovely and super-fabulous agent Suzie Townsend of FinePrint Literary Management!

That’s right. Suzie has offered me representation, and I’ve happily accepted. Yah! Fireworks and celebrations commence!

I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to my critique partners for all their help. And also to Suzie’s assistant Sarah Goldberg who’s already been immensely encouraging.

But now I need to get back to revising.

Before I go, I want to leave you with a pic of the newest addition to my furry family. I rescued this little kitty from the eaves of my barn last Saturday. That’s right. The eaves, as in the top of the roof, as in he was trapped like a baby down a well. But he’s doing great now. Happy Friday and happy writing!