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Genre Con, until next year…

The Genre Con panels and workshops were great, all aimed at published authors either dealing with the craft or the industry. (I made lots of notes). But the best thing for me was catching up with my writing friends.

The purpose of the con, to cross-pollinate between the genres, is something I’ve been doing for the last 20  years, having been a published across the genres from children’s fiction (around 30 books from early readers through to YA),  romance (fantasy-romance), SF and F (Fantasy novels, Sf and Horror short stories), and crime (paranormal-crime).  So I was madly introducing people and making new friends.

Here I am with PM Newton. Pam was on the World Building Panel which I chaired, along with Anna Campbell and Joe Abercrombie. (There was much laughter and some blushing due to Anna’s suggestion regarding Mr Darcy).

So I’m looking forward to Genre Con next year.


PM Newton and RC Daniells (Photo Courtesy Cheryse Durant, fantasy author)

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Fan-girl Squeee

This weekend I’m going to Genre Con, which is a wonderful excuse to catch up with my writing friend and talk about the craft of writing.

There’s Pitching Opportunities. And here’s a link with info about the program. But the reason I’m doing a Fan-girl Squee is because I’m chairing a panel with Special Guests Anna Campbell, PM Newton and Joe Abercrombie. And Joe Abercrombie just emailed me!

Somehow I must maintain my cool, be very professional and chair a great panel on World Building. To prepare for the panel in the last few weeks I’ve read  Anna Campbell’s My Reckless Surrender (historical romance), PM Newton’s The Old School (crime) and I’ve just downloaded Joe Abercombie’s Red Country (dark fantasy meets western).



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