I know, I know. I was going to blog from Colorado Springs, using my trusty iPad. Obviously, it just didn’t happen. I was too busy having a great time!
The Pike’s Peak Writers Conference is one of the best I’ve ever attended–well organized, well attended, and very informative. I attended a workshop called “Cowboy Up” and learned a lot. I had a lovely view of the Peak from my hotel room window, and enjoyed making new friends and reconnecting with old ones. Well, not old….
After the conference, I stayed at my good friend Debbie’s house, and did we ever have fun. We hit my favorite restaurants, Souper Salad and Mimi’s, along with two wonderful papercrafting stores, Archiver’s and Simple Pleasures. Wow. I had a ball buying loads of new stuff to try with my trading cards and art journals. Debbie and her mom, Jean, and I are thick as thieves, so we have fun just hanging out together. Deb taught me a great new (to me) technique, called iris folding. I made the prettiest kimono, maybe 3 by 5 inches, and will glue it into an art journal. If I find a good video on iris folding, I’ll post the link here on the blog. I couldn’t figure it out from the instruction books, but once Debbie showed me the trick, I really got into it. The results are beautiful and unique.
I’ve been getting a few of the same questions on through the website, so I thought I’d address them here, though just briefly.
The #1 question, Will there be more Mojo books?
The answer: Yes, eventually. Right now, I’m too busy with my new Parable series, but I’ll write at least one more Mojo book for sure.
The #2 question, Will you ever write more vampire books?
The answer: That’s unlikely. However, I will be offering the four original books as e-books very soon, and at some point I may offer short stories about the characters, also electronic, for a whopping 99-cent fee. Depends on the response to the initial series, of course.
The #3 question, Will you ever finish the medieval series begun with “My Lady Wayward” and “My Lady Beloved”?
The answer. Also unlikely. They were great books, but frankly, they didn’t sell all that well and, alas, publishing is a business, though we readers tend to think of it as an art form. Again, however, I may write a shorter version of the third story, as an e-book, just so people can find out what happened to the third sister.
Tune in tomorrow for more about the conference in Colorado Springs.
In the meantime, be happy, be well, and be kind.