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.

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:

Keynote ~ by Alaya Dawn Johnson, author of The Summer Prince
-Spoke about her process, her love of travel, and how her racial identity an…

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!