So, the lovely folk from Writing Forums wondered if I’d answer some questions asked by their regular participants, and of course I said yes. They were great questions, really made me think, and if you’re feeling inclined you can read everything I said in reply here!
Because honestly, the whole ongoing spinal drama has knocked me sideways. Nearly 7 months of constant screaming blowtorch pain, and multiple weekly medical appointments, and handfuls of drugs, and mostly poor sleep, and freaking out over all the work not getting done …
It’s been a challenge. But hooray! I am now released from multiple weekly physio appointments, the drug regimen is winding down, the pain is all but gone, there is still chiro and massage but they are manageable and I have a functioning brain again. Which means I can think straight to write and move well enough to go back to the beginning, again, with the fitness program.
In the meantime, though, as I get myself organised for life as I used to live it, enjoy this great interview with Australian spec fic author Thoraiya Dyer, who’s just made her first novel sale.
Ursula K LeGuin is one of the great voices of science fiction. You can read a wonderful interview with her here.
For those of you who can’t get enough of me talking about me … *g* … here’s an interview I did with Australia’s Dark Matter zine!
So I’m sorta kinda back on track after returning from the fabulous trip. Naturally my back fell apart the day after I got home, and naturally the jet lag kicked my arse black and blue, but now that I’m sleeping again and my stupid spine is being held together by awesome Rocktape I can take a deep breath and announce …. I’m baaaack! Just in time to head down to Canberra for a day to give a writing workshop at the annual Conflux convention. Very sorry I can’t stay longer but after such a chunk of time away so recently it’s just not doable. Maybe next year!
Yesterday I signed copies of The Falcon Throne at some of Sydney’s wonderful bookshops: The Constant Reader, Better Read Than Dead, Dymocks in George Street, Kinokuniya and Galaxy. So if you’d like a signed copy, please go visit one of these terrific stores. It was fabulous to see them all so busy — the age of real books is not yet over! May it never be over! My thanks to Andrew from the Sydney Hachette office, who squired me on the tour, and to the lovely booksellers who are always so supportive.
Lastly, here’s a link to a new interview with the amazing Glenda Larke. She’s unique among fantasy authors. Go check it out!