The Cure for Dreaming. Therefore, this website will be a little quieter for the next two months or so, and I won't be doing as many guest posts and interviews. In the meantime, you can learn more about In the Shadow of Blackbirds, The Cure for Dreaming (including more details about the plot), and other potential future projects in an interview with me at My Friends Are Fiction.
Here are my some of my post-deadline plans for In the Shadow of Blackbirds:
Appearances: I have one yet-to-be-announced appearance scheduled for June, but other in-person events won't start up again until July. Keep an eye on my Events page; I'll be adding appearances as soon as they're confirmed. Prepare for quite a bit of activity this Halloween season (mainly on the U.S. West Coast).
Goodreads Q&A group: I was planning to host an In the Shadow of Blackbirds question and answer forum on Goodreads this month, but because of my current deadline, I've decided to move that event to mid-July. More people will now have time to read the book, so the delay will allow me to permit more spoilery discussions.
The Embers Photo Gallery: I'd love to add a gallery of reader-created spirit photography and fan art on the In the Shadow of Blackbirds website, BlackbirdsNovel.com. Check back for details on that project this summer. Before that point, feel free to send me notes and artwork at catwintersbooks AT gmail.com. I'm still checking messages, even as I'm writing.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
|Me, dressed for San Diego's Gaslight Gathering.|
To fully immerse San Diego students into the novel's 1918 setting, I had them wearing flu masks and smelling a bag full of raw onions. I also ventured into the world of steampunk conventions at San Diego's Gaslight Gathering.
A huge thanks goes out to the following schools, bookstores, etc., for hosting me:
San Diego High School
Grossmont High School
The Yellow Book Road
San Diego County Library
My sister, Carrie
San Diego friends
Laura Mihalick at Amulet Books (who sent me down there in the first place!)
I've posted several photos from my trip, including pics from the novel's setting, on my Facebook page.