December 25 2013
My sappy and wonderful husband decided that although Drescopata is my make-believe planet, this doesn’t mean that it can’t be a real star! Someday, if my novel series becomes well known, it will be an added bonus that the fans can search the night sky for the star named after Drescopata. Second-best Christmas present I have ever received (only my author copy of the book itself trumps, and this from the same sappy man; so glad he’s mine;-)
August 14 2013
At last, I have my contributer copy of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine in my hands! Needless to say I am especially fond of Australians at the moment. My egotistical imagination has the whole continent enjoying my one short story; you know, whether or not they read the magazine, or science fiction, or fiction of any kind. Rest of the world: remember it is an internationally accessible magazine with digital options available;-) http://www.andromedaspaceways.com/buy-now/latest-issue-2/
July 30 2013
I read chapter 7 of my third Drescopata novel (Ruby) to my parents, my sister Tegan and guest writer Nina Munteanu. What a wonderful audience! I got lots of laughs and great feedback. Evenings like these really motivate me to finish my new chapters just in time for gatherings:-)
April 4 2013
I read a Drescopata scene to an audience of writers and their supporters. My parents and husband came to show their support for me. This was my second reader spot in this monthly event organized by TWS (http://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/about/program-units/the-writers-studio-community/reading-series.html). I have yet to witness a writer apart from myself and my mother reading anything based in fantasy or science fiction. The TWS community seems to be made up mostly of poetry and memoir writers. It’s nice to be different and still included. Following four readers of dark poetry, my work felt like a refreshing change. There is something to be said for letting an audience fall into a somber trance before bouncing them off a magical planet in giant soap bubbles…don’t you think?