Showing posts from October, 2013

Sirens Conference 2013

This month I attended Sirens , a conference devoted entirely to women and fantasy literature. Sirens takes place about five hours outside of Seattle, so Darian , Lola, and I drove down together. We stopped for lunch and laughs on our way. Darian, Burt, and Lola When we first arrived to the gorgeous (ha!) setting of the Columbia River, I was certain we were in a magical place.  And indeed we were! We were soon surrounded by smart, feisty, fascinating women, and among them many well-respected and celebrated authors. More than a few times, I found myself thinking "I want to be just like her when I grow up".  The small size of the conference made it feel intimate and personal compared to the other, larger writing conferences I experienced this year. Many thanks to all the folks who worked so hard to make Sirens happen. Here are a few of my personal highlights: Thursday Keynote ~ by Alaya Dawn Johnson , author of The Summer Prince -Spoke about h

Illustrator Extraordinaire

My brother just moved to LA and recently set up his professional website. Chris is interested in job opportunities as a Story Artist, Concept Artist, and Character Animator.  He is a gifted artist, and yes, I realize I'm biased, so here is proof: And here's a link to his website: Christopher T. Bishop If you're very clever, and search his site carefully, you might find a sample of what he's working on for me these days. More on that soon. In the meantime, I'm off to the Sirens Conference tomorrow. Woo hoo!