Juliet Marillier answers some FAQs on what’s in the pipeline, writing-wise. I’m excited about her new series, Blackthorn & Grim:
The series is adult fantasy set in early medieval Ireland, and features a pair of older, more flawed protagonists who appear in every novel. There are both fairy tale and mystery elements.
Also, I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that as much as I love her Sevenwaters books, I’ve not yet read her Bridei Chronicles or her Wildwood books. Any thoughts on these books?
I would love to work in a library (I’m madly jealous of you librarian bloggers out there), but I suspect my expectations don’t match reality at all. I mean, I kind of imagine spending a lot of my day sitting hidden behind large stacks of books, just reading… I know – one can dream, right?
So that’s why I found Kelly @ Stacked’s post on weeding out her library’s YA collection so fascinating. Something I’ve never thought about at all!
I forgot to link this earlier, but Tamora Pierce did an interview @ Goodreads when BATTLE MAGIC was released. She’s one of my favourite YA authors (and an autobuy), so I’m always up for more Tamora Pierce. I liked how she referenced Georgette Heyer when talking about secondary characters she likes:
I like characters with wit and self-awareness. One of my favorite writers for her broad cast of characters is Georgette Heyer: Ulysses, the scruffy dog, and Jemmy, the climbing boy of Arabella, are both favorites of mine for their spirit and commentary; Frederica’s younger brothers always catch the Marquis flat-footed in Frederica, and the smooth Sir Vincent in The Grand Sophy as well as Beau Brummell in Regency Buck always have dignified, sarcastic comments to make.