Officer Mandel wasn’t terribly excited about my plan to go sit under the biggest tree this side of the Mississippi (some silliness about trying to run in flip-flops across three lanes in the middle of rush hour traffic, and leaving behind my AC). The officer sat behind me, flashing lights providing a buffer against the traffic that had been previously zooming around the curve.
I just got slashed by a talon while trying to rescue an animal. It just goes to show, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished. OK, yes, the talon belong to a turtle…Correction…A tortoise …
Unique. That is the word I would use to describe Deborah Ann Davis’s novel and her main character. I loved that the main character wasn’t some casanova or supremely popular kid. He was a bit geeky and had plenty of problems that stemmed from that. It made him compelling and easy to get behind as a character.
The CT Renaissance Faire will have you wiggling with delight. Imbibe some mead. Chomp on a turkey leg. Watch entertainers on a variety of stages. Get your fortune told. Join a parade. Be a spectator at a joust. Learn about old-time crafts. Listen or sing along to music. Relive history. Attend Knight School. Be enchanted by fairies. Gobble Dragon Ice Cream.
Have you been given any great advice on writing fiction, or do you have any to impart?
The people who like the same things you do will like your work. The people who have different preferences than you will prefer other types of work than yours. Your job is to figure out how to get your book into the hands of like-minded readers, and not take it personally if someone doesn’t prefer it.