Nine days ago, I officially became a master of the art of library and information studies. Yay! Now I am searching for a job (anyone know a public library that’s hiring?) and finding plenty of ways to keep busy in the meantime. One of those ways will hopefully be updating this blog more often, especially with book-related posts. I like books, I read a lot of them, and I really should post about them here and not just on Goodreads.
This is old news but new to this blog: Last month my story “Whisper’s Voice” was named one of the storySouth Million Writers Award’s notable stories of 2010! I was incredibly surprised and honored, first that my editor nominated the story (they can only nominate three) and then that the story was actually chosen (the two other nominees weren’t!). “Whisper’s Voice” didn’t get nearly the amount of attention as my first story, “Erased,” which made the 2008 list, so I was happy to see it get some recognition.
Another thing I never posted here is the web tool I made for my final project in one of my classes this semester: the Urban Fantasy Road Trip reading map. I think it’s a really nifty tool for fans of urban fantasy and/or the supernatural and one or more of the seven U.S. cities featured on the map–a great way to discover the unusual underbelly, fictional or non-, of urban fantasy cities. There are things I think could be improved, and I’m hoping to make some additions to the map this summer. Let me know if there’s something you’d like to see, or something you’d like to see done differently!
I will be attending my second WisCon later this week, and I am so excited! Also a little nervous, because I will be on my own this year. But WisCon folk are friendly, and there will be at least one or two familiar faces. And WisCon is pretty much the best con ever. I’ve been drooling over the schedule and wishing for a time-turner, just like last year. And Seanan McGuire will be there, so I can get my copy of Feed signed! I only wish Deadline were coming out just a day earlier so I could have her sign that one too… Ah well. One signed book will have to be good enough.
So, friends: What have you been up to? How is your summer shaping up? What exciting news do you have to share? What awesome books have you read lately, and what new releases are you most looking forward to?