Saturday, May 19 2018
I got this book on my Kindle recently, and I finally found a moment to open it. I can tell you that it did not disappoint. Diana is an amazing talent with “high” fantasy. She’s easily as good as Terry Brooks or Robert Jordan (my long-time favorites). Her world-building and prose are superb in this and everything I’ve read from her. And she’s written so many books! Just pick one and see if you can stop. (As the old potato chip commercial used to say, “You can’t eat (read) just one.”
I asked everyone to let me know what I had caught you reading. Your selections were so wonderful that I wanted to share the books here. I’ve included purchase links too. (Unfortunately I’ve only included Amazon, because… I have a real-world job and little time.) In no particular order, here’s what I caught you reading:
Caught You Reading!
The Contract John Howell and Gwen Plano (soon to be released)
Return to Hiroshima Bob Van Laerhoven
Mazie was Crazy Bradley Lewis
Dead on Arrival Karen Vaughan (Laura and Gerrie Series, Book 1)
Shopaholic and Sister Sophie Kinsella
Circumstances of Childhood John Howell
Ludwika Christoph Fischer
Three Against The World Sarah Stuart
The Bone Curse Carrie Rubin
The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben
A Dead Guy at the Summerhouse Marian Allen
The Golden Serpent Luciana Cavallaro
Versions of the Self Christy Birmingham
Hullaba Lulu Extra!
For those of you who are not “on the train” for my Jazz Age Wednesday feature, Hullaba Lulu… I’m collaborating with virtual reality artist, Rob Goldstein. Rob sends images and videos to illustrate this series, and he’s sending me “three things” to spontaneously drive each chapter of this pantser story. (You can see the entire collection of videos here.)
The characters have landed in a strange version of Atlantic City, in a nearly empty amusement park where your entry fee is paid in cheeseburgers, and the rides do frightening things. As I pantsered away to the action, I didn’t get to show Lulu and company on the rides. So here are some images from Rob to flesh out that aspect of the story.
When the characters finally got onto Valentino’s diesel-punk train, I added some angel-bots to the cast. Rob let them get off the train to enjoy the Ferris wheel.
I hope to see you at Jazz Age Wednesdays for more Roaring Twenties fantasy excitement with Hullaba Lulu. You’re the cat’s pajamas!
Now, promoting my “partner in crime” for this year’s Get Caught Reading story — Chris Graham.
And my own shameless self-promotion…
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