Tag Archives: Quests and Kingdoms

Dispatches from the Desk: Books for the Bad Times

A conversation on Ellen Kushner’s Twitter a while ago, to which I had added that one of the reasons for writing was “To do for someone else what someone once did for you in a bad time,” got me thinking … Continue reading

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And wearing my other hat … SFF Masterclass this August

(Or one of my other hats …) If you have found me here, I’m going to assume you’re interested in fantasy literature either for adults or children, or for both. Those of you who are also interested in the more … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the Desk: 2014, A Year of Cons — Ad Astra, Loncon 3, DragonCon

This is going to be my year of cons. Not that I plan to make out like Moist von Lipwig or anything, but with two books, The Leopard and The Lady (volumes one and two of the two-part work Marakand) … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the desk #10: YA as an adult genre

A journalism student contacted me a few weeks ago to get my thoughts on adult reading of YA books for a paper she was doing. Although in Quests and Kingdoms I discussed books for children and teens that went on … Continue reading

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Dispatches # 6: The Eternal Cave – brought to you by the MangaSaga

Dispatches from the writing front # 6 is actually posted on my other blog, the MangaSaga, as it arose out of my manga-partner’s research into a suitable prison for the devil Ogada. It’s a brief musing on caves, children’s books, … Continue reading

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