Glitter Rose has had some kind reviews; words that make an author’s tender heart expand and glow. Today there is one such review up at Bibliophile Stalker and recently over at Book Smugglers, Geek Speak and the Bayside Bulletin. However it was a casual line by Jeff Vandermeer that really touched me. In a Shelfari blog post he referred to the stories as ‘beautiful and delicate‘ and coming from him – a magnificent craftsmen – it was terribly gratifying and made me feel like the emotion I poured into those stories was worthwhile.

So that’s my writerly spillover for the day. I will add though, that because of my warm fuzzies,  there’ll be some Christmas giveaways during December of Glitter Rose, so watch both this website and the GR site.

Some upcomings for you to anticipate include an interview with the Cool Shite/Joffre Street Team, likewise for Team Apollo talking more about the new Apollo Awards, plus Super Creatives from Spike Spencer and Paul Jenkins and my girl, and brilliant comic artist, Nicola Scott. And you’ll all be thrilled to know that Anne Bishop will visit again in the future to talk about Ephemera and new worlds.

Wonder Woman by Nicola Scott

Firstly, thanks to Anne Bishop for sharing her plans for the future, the huge amount of hits on Anne’s post are proof of the love and interest her books arouse in readers.

Thanks also to those that came to say hello at the Victoria Point A&R book signing yesterday. Stephenie and Kevin were wonderful hosts – I do love visiting their shop. Unfortunately we were competing with a tiny tots contest or some such thing. The Bayside Bulletin were terrific in promoting the event and supporting local authors.

I’ve done a little work on Peacemaker over the weekend and I’ll report on that, and my Angel Arias progress, tomorrow when I’m in full writing groove.

For now… enjoy Sunday and value your loved ones.


Letting Go

The SaDiablo family has been part of my life for the past 20 years. During that time, I recorded Daemon’s and Lucivar’s transition from tormented slaves to warriors serving their beloved Queen to being the dominant males in Kaeleer.

As the stories progressed, they became men who have firm control over the lands they rule—and a much more slippery hold on the women in their lives. I watched Saetan, family patriarch and High Lord of Hell, stumble through the challenges of being a single parent. And I followed Jaenelle as she changed from haunted child to powerful queen. All of those personal changes kept me coming back to these characters and the Black Jewels world, visiting them from time to time to share their lives again.

With the stories in Twilight’s Dawn, the SaDiablos have told me it’s time to let go. Some of the questions readers have been asking since the Black Jewels Trilogy was first published have been answered. Other questions may always remain a mystery for all of us—and that’s as it should be. Sometimes the veil that keeps a character from being fully revealed is as important to our enjoyment of a story as the things we are allowed to see.

Does that mean these are the last Black Jewels stories? No, I don’t think so. But the lives of the SaDiablo family have changed, and experience has taught me that it is better to let a place and a people rest for a while before exploring the next set of stories. So I’m gathering up my notes and tucking them away until I return to the Black Jewels world again to visit these long-time friends. In the meantime, I’m writing a story set in Ephemera, and may even explore a new world that has been beckoning lately.

Letting go. It’s not forever. And when I return to the Realms, I’m sure the SaDiablo family and their friends will have more stories to tell.

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Visit my web site—annebishop.com—at the end of November for excerpts from three of the stories in Twilight’s Dawn.

Bio:

Anne Bishop lives in upstate New York where she enjoys gardening, music, and writing dark, romantic stories. She is the author of thirteen novels, including the award-winning Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel is Twilight’s Dawn, a collection set in the Black Jewels world.

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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 

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