Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tina Connolly

Tina Connolly lives with her family in Portland, Oregon, in a house that came with a dragon in the basement and blackberry vines in the attic. Her stories have appeared all over, including in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

Her new novel, Silverblind, is the latest book in the historical fantasy series that began with the Nebula finalist Ironskin.

Recently I asked Connolly about what she was reading. Her reply:
This month I’ve been working on edits for my next novel (Seriously Wicked from Tor Teen) so it's really a question of what's on my TBR pile that I'm dying to dive into! From friends, I've got an ARC of Our Lady of the Islands by Shannon Page & Jay Lake that I’m looking forward to, as well as Karen Berry's Love & Mayhem and Patrick Swenson's The Ultra Thin Man. I also have the very last Diana Wynne Jones book, The Islands of Chaldea (finished by her sister, Ursula Jones.) (I've been putting this off because it is the very last, and then it’s all over.)

Earlier this year I read a couple of ARCs that I thoroughly enjoyed—Beth Cato's really fun steampunky debut, The Clockwork Dagger, which recently came out from Harper Voyager, and A. M. Dellamonica’s Child of a Hidden Sea, which is a gorgeous portal fantasy.

And in non-SFF reading news (which I do also do!) my fave this year is a cheerful and offbeat musical memoir—Meredith Willson’s account of the long road to making The Music Man, appropriately named But He Doesn’t Know the Territory. Recommended to fans of theatre memoirs (you know who you are!)
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My Book, The Movie: Copperhead.

The Page 69 Test: Copperhead.

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