Friday, April 29, 2011
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Welcome to another episode of Broadly Speaking! This April brings you reflections on humor from women who write it well.
In the first interview, Jaleta shares with us how humor makes things less scary, how writing keeps her sane, and how absolutely important chocolate is to the writing process.
The second interview teams up Tracy and Justine to talk about how funnier they feel on paper, how writing humor is like cooking, and how to keep an interview going when life - and dogs - want a piece of the action.
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We hope we brought a little more humor into your life with this episode. Thank you for joining us on Broadly Speaking.
Friday, April 22, 2011
... because cute bunnies always make my day. And it gives me time to enjoy the EARTH today... as in, I'm going outside to play!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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I got into writing after reading. *laughs* I read a lot when I was a kid growing up - mostly science fiction and fantasy. Asimov, McCaffrey, Heinlein, Herbert - to name a few. Around my early teens, I came to the conclusion that I liked to write.
Werewolves are a particular interest for me, since I like to examine the concept of transformation and transfiguration, the body and the animal. At the same time, I love wolves.
The hardest to write is Kiat. He's a Lung (Mandarin Chinese for 'dragon'), and he strikes me as enigmatic. Kinda like "still rivers run deep." Hardest and also enjoyable to write. I learn so much when my characters grow.
Family and the bonds of family/clan underlie Jan Xu's motivations and actions. She loves her family/pack and wants to protect it. The idea of respecting our elders - wolves too look after their old.
"What do you think?"
Wolf at the Door can be purchased at my publisher's: http://www.lyricalpress.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=308
I have two stories (a novel and a novella) up on Amazon Kindle as well:
Monday, April 11, 2011
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Welcome to the April 2011 episode of the Broad Pod!
April is national humor month in the United States and Canada. To celebrate, we will be listening to amusing, funny, and downright silly readings from five members of Broaduniverse. Their readings will show you that they are no April Fools.
In Jody Lynn Nye’s A View From the Imperium, Lord Thomas Kinago must contend with a crew of invading space pirates and an intergalactic version of the telephone hold system.
Then we will journey with Shauna Roberts back in time to the age of Gilgamesh as she reads from her novel Like Mayflies in a Stream.
Jean Marie Ward brings us Lord Bai’s Discovery, in which the draconic Lord Bai and his companion Old Lau disagree on the best means for dealing with a porcine tribute from the local villagers.
Lynda Williams reads to us from her 2008 novel Pretenders, the third book in her Okal Rel series.
Finally, Have you ever wondered where the Mad Hatter and the March Hare get the money to fund their mad tea party? K.A. Laity answers that question in Dear Friend.
Grab your sides and prepare to have a lot of fun with this episode of the Broad Pod!
Friday, April 8, 2011
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