No, I still haven’t completed my second draft. Shhhh. ~~~~ Last night I finished reading Rules of Civility by the fabulously-named Amor Towles. I loved it, and I am so glad that I loved it because I love Amor Towles. I know nothing about him except this quote but that’s enough. I read a fair number … More I want to like your book
By the time you read this, I will be on a bus. GREETINGS, FUTURE-PEOPLE. Anyway. I’m heading to the SCBWI winter conference in New York City. Not actually attending the conference, but a bunch of my friends will be there and since NY is basically right next door to me I really have no excuse not to go. So! … More off on adventures
From CNN’s interview with Amor Towles, author of The Rules of Civility: I’ve been writing fiction since I was a kid. From the age of 15 to 25, I probably wrote more than 50 short stories, one of which was published in “the Paris Review” in 1989. Then in my late 30s and early 40s, … More words of wisdom
So I have come to realize that there has been a major oversight in my blogging. I have not yet—or barely—touched on one of my favorite subjects: Oscar Wilde. This man: Oh, the hotness. So I am going to institute a new feature here at Gracetopia. Yes, you guessed it: Wilde Wednesdays! Why Wednesday? Because … More Introducing…
See y’all later. Except for those of you I will see in Chicago. WRITING UPDATE: 5020 words
I’m going to be occupied with family adventures and responsibilities this week, but I thought I’d give you all something to do while I’m gone: WIN BOOKS! But not just any books. No. This week you get a chance to win 3 books written by 3 of my very good friends, all debut authors within … More the super-duper YA book giveaway
I would like to hereby announce the upcoming publication of Break by the absolutely amazing debut author Hannah Awesomesauce Moskowitz. Jonah is on a mission to break every bone in his body. Everyone knows that broken bones grow back stronger than they were before, and Jonah wants to be stronger—needs to be stronger—because everything around … More drumroll please…
Sci-fi author Sharon Lee has declared next Tuesday, June 23, the First Annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Day. I am extremely into this idea, so here I go spreading the word. I mean, why not? Administrative Assistants get a day. Why not SF/F writers? (def stole that comparison from S. Lee.) And we can … More Announcing: SF/F Writers Day!