NEWS & EVENTS
Interviewed by Fae Productions on Author Reads
Fairy Princess Lolly (Ammie Hague) interviewed me about Mermaid Steel on her show Author Reads on Friday the 13th. Lucky indeed. Catch the conversation on replay here. She puts on three shows a week, including a home shopping show featuring faire crafters (since we can't go to faires anymore). Subscribe to her channel or Patreon to support her keeping the magic alive.
Mermaid Steel Virtual Launch Party
Water Dragon Publishing hosted a virtual launch party of Mermaid Steel on Friday, November 6 on Zoom. Go here to watch a three-minute excerpt where I discuss the relevance of telling a story about systemic prejudice. Watch here.
Interviewed by Jahmil Effend for Books by Authors
Jahmil Effend interviewed me for his podcat Books by Authors on Monday, November 2, 2020. We talked about story structure, knowing your audience, and staying motivated to finish your work. Listen here.
Interviewed by Chris Garcia at NASFiC
Magazine publisher Christopher J. Garcia interviewed me for the North American Science Fiction Convention. NASFiC was virtual this year, but still filled with great panels, an art show, a costume contest, and of course great fannish company. Chris and I talked about enduring themes in pop fiction. Why Pop Fiction Doesn't Need to Be Popcorn. Watch here.
Mermaid Steel to be released November 6, 2020
The fantasy romance novel Mermaid Steel will be released by the Water Dragon imprint of Paper Angel Press on November 6, 2020 with cover art by famed painter Lee Moyer. What starts out as a romance quickly becomes an exploration of race relations and the power of love over hatred in this tale of two villages on the brink of war. I am amazed at how topical this story has become in 2020. You are in for a treat!
Las Dos Flores libretto completed
After nine months immersing myself in Flamenco, Tango and other Latin music, I have completed the libretto for my opera Las Dos Flores. It is now in the hands of my composer Kristoph Klover. I am taking him to a Flamenco show this weekend to bring him up to speed with my vision. I love this story of breaking free from the lies our parents teach us, and am itching to start bringing it to life!