June 17th, 2013

If there's any kind of magic in the world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone

The quote is from Before Sunrise, with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. It's the first in the "Before" saga, and if you haven't seen it, or its nine-years-later sequel, Before Sunset, or its nine-years-after-that sequel again Before Midnight, then you're missing out. Taken together, they form some of the most romantic and interesting hours on film. I saw Before Midnight this weekend. The evolution of these two actors and their continued work on these two characters over the last twenty some years is a real treasure. I highly recommend them. Of course, Dylan thought Before Sunset was neurotic and annoying, and Before Midnight was clever but uncomfortable, so hey, it's all subjective.

But despite his reservations, we happily talked about the film for hours afterward. So there, Dylan, you buttcrack. (Obviously, Dylan does not read the blog.)

Anyway, stuff going on. The trailer for ANTIGODDESS is being shot this weekend, and I'm very excited after reading the rough script. Girl of Nightmares just came out in Spanish, and it's called Anna Desde el Infierno, which I hope means Anna down in hell, because that's sort of funny if you say it fast. I received a copy from my lovely Spanish publisher...if anyone reading the blog would like a Spanish edition and lives in the United States, comment and I'll send one to you. Unless I get a lot of comment requests, because I only have a few, and I'm keeping one.

I'm going to be at San Diego Comic Con! Yay! Maybe for a signing, but definitely for a panel.

Thursday, July 18

10:30 – 11:30 am Paranormal Passion Panel: Authors discuss the inclusion of romantic elements in their action-packed novels at the Paranormal Passion Panel. Protagonists must battle the forces of evil while trying to keep the world (and often their lovers) safe from destruction. Please join Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy for a discussion with Christine Feehan (Guest of Honor), Amy Vincent (Spellcaster), Aprilynne Pike (Earthbound), Lauren Kate (The Fallen Novels), Magnus Flyte (City of Dark Magic). Room 24ABC

Pretty juiced about this! Although I was previously booked on a superhero panel, and that would have been pretty sweet too.

Also, Minnesota events confirmed!

Friday, September 27th, 6:30 pm, Red Balloon Bookshop, St. Paul, MN

Saturday, September 28th, 7 pm, Scout & Morgan Booksellers, Cambridge, MN

I wanted to have a Minnesota event closer to the Twin Cities this time because I felt super guilty when fantastic bloggers drove all the way up to Cambridge. Both events should feature a goddess-themed beverage menu, with drinks called The Aphrodite, The Hera, and either The Hermes or The Athena. Red Balloon will feature The Hermes, which will pretty much be soda pop. Scout & Morgan will feature The Athena, which is just beer in a bottle, because she doesn't go in for those fancy, fruity umbrella drinks. I'll post menu specifics later on.

Other tour stops still being finalized, but I hope to see some of you on the road in September!