Friday, 17 May 2013
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
It is a very rare thing that I get out and about these days. So imagine my joy when DelSheree Gladden asked me over to talk about The Chaosifier. It is at a place called The Edible Bookshelf. In fact I had a sneaky bite of the shelf when DelSheree was not looking. Delicious!
Here is the link:
Friday, 10 May 2013
We are extremely pleased you have journeyed to us in the Karkonose. Can you tell us something about the place where you usually dwell and your background?
I have a long running feud with Vlad Dracula, who lives over in Transylvania. He thinks I stole his wife and will not let it lie. Do you any recommendations on how I should deal with the grumpy old curmudgeon?
Thursday, 9 May 2013
However, their happiness would prove fleeting. Once again the Jizera Mountains would claim the life of yet another of Mrs Petruszka's husbands...
Madame Ludmilla Petruszka
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Monday, 6 May 2013
Here is the list of brave adventurers who have visited us at the Citadel. There has been plenty of merriment and mayhem with these splendid people, I can tell you. We have had everything from gnome kidnappings and gnome throwing, to colourful fashion tips and Kevlar lab wear. There has even been a night in the village police station (which I do not really want to say anything more about).
What is more, we have still managed to avoid any loss of life (I think), thank goodness. Quite the opposite. In fact, I would swear that one or two of these authors may still be camped out in the Forest of Enchantment or hiding somewhere in the dungeons.
You can follow the links to read their interviews:
Sunday, 5 May 2013
Background... like, the color of the wall behind me? Beige. The apartment came pre-painted.
After college I came back to Boston, got a job, and spend my weekdays doing office-work. Weekends I can be found typing frantically at my laptop writing or editing my current novel (occasionally researching, checking emails, Facebook, or looking up hints for completing Dragon Age 2 as a rogue).
Are you enjoying your visit to the Citadel?
I've recently self-published my first novel (I Do-Over: Confession of a Recalcitrant Bridesmaid – about a woman forced to partake in her sister's 'do over' wedding) and am preparing for a mid-summer release of my second novel, published by GMTA, Sex Lives and Dental Chairs.
I've been accused of torturing my protagonists. Luckily there is no society for the prevention of cruelty to imaginary people. Poor Jane had to cope with a sex-addict neighbor who goes missing. A man in a ski mask who seems to be stalking her apartment. And a root canal. All while juggling a job she faked her resume to qualify for, a boss who may not be as trustworthy as Jane first thought, and unrequited love.
I think it falls into the romantic-comic genre. Or maybe the comic-romance genre. I never could keep them straight.
I'm preparing a final edit of a fantasy novel Aurora – a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, from Beauty's point of view – publishing date to be determined. And I'm working on a more mainstream, less comic, novel which is about mid-way through the process of determining a plot.
As a mad scientist, I rely on minions to do my bidding. I've found ice hockey works wonders with them. After starting an all minion league (which required the forging of contracts amongst other mad scientists for the participation of their minions) production rates increased by 48% and random acts of workplace violence dropped 3%. Dental bills have increased, as many of the minions now require partial dentures, but overall I am quite happy with the program. And, I can set you up with a skate manufacturer specializing in hard to fit sizes.
ML: I will speak to the gnome keepers about this. The little creatures have so much pent up energy and anger that this might just be a release for them. The Citadel dentist will need re-training somewhat, however.
The thing Achilles heel of vampires is their absurdly easy to research weaknesses. Send a 'Sunshine Bouquet' (guaranteed to give him a bad skin rash – at the very least). Invite him out for an Italian dinner (sure to disagree with him – I can recommend several good restaurants). Or, bury the axe... with a personalized stake through the heart.
I've heard an industrial wind machine will make short work of a vampire-turned-mist. And hawks can be trained to snatch up tasty bat snacks.
My books are/will be available on Amazon.com:
Saturday, 4 May 2013
News just in. Old friend and visitor to the Karkonose talks about the role of music and writing. There are many contributors to this enlightening post.
In the words of Gnome Master Paul Brazill:
Frank Duffy takes a look at music and writing. With contributions from Stephen Bacon, Mike Evers, Ian Ayris, Howard Linskey, Kate Laity, Lisa Tuttle, Paul Brazill and many many more.
Follow the link:
Okay, I concede. His moustache is worthy. Maybe.
Friday, 3 May 2013
The Citadel has been graced with a rather ethereal and mysterious presence of late who goes by the name of Candace L Bowser. She is at once, incredibly urbane and charming, but also possesses an aura of the Otherworld that I have not sensed for quite some time - not since the episode with the werewolf in Old Man Wenceslas' garden shed.
I also have the nagging feeling that she might be secretly working for Vlad Dracula so I have sent Boris, my chief spy, to keep an eye on her. However, I think her trail may have gone cold somewhere in the Forest of Confusion.
Before Candace disappeared in a puff of fragrant smoke, she took the time to answer my questions.
ML: I am hoping Ruby does not see this one. She has already cost me a fortune over the centuries.