May 252016
 

Will you be at Phoenix Comic-Con next week? I will! I’m on four panels with many other amazing authors, plus you’ll have lots of opportunities to meet me and have your books signed! Here’s my schedule:

  • Dragons and Rare Creatures : Thursday 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
  • Location: North 129A
  • With Alyssa Wong, Aprilynne Pike, Gini Koch, Jack Heckel and Todd Lockwood

Dragons will never go out of style! Our panelists wax poetically about the winged creatures and the mythological beasts which influence and populate fantasy fiction today.

  • Signing Lounge – Thursday 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM
  • Trope Talks: Kick Ass Heroines: Friday 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
  • Location: North 128A
  • With Alyssa Wong, Dan Wells, Django Wexler, Lexie Dunne and Yvonne Navarro

As a protagonist, a woman of action is high in demand. This Trope Talk focus on the allure of woman of action and where she is going next.

  • Signing Lounge: Friday 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
  • Exhibitor Hall Signing: Friday 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM
  • Mother Flipping Wizards: Saturday 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Location: North 129A
  • With Bradley Beaulieu, Leanna Renee Hieber, Sam Syke and Victoria Schwab

Everyone loves a good magic system, but what impact does it have on characters? Our panelists will talk about their favorite stories and their favorite wizards from Gandalf to Harry Potter and discuss how magic impacts people on a personal level.

  • Signing Lounge: Saturday 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
  • Exhibitor Hall Signing: Saturday 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
  • Guilty Pleasure Tropes : Sunday 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Location: North 128A
  • With Gini Koch, Patrick Rothfuss, and Tom Leveen

Weird magic, awkward relationships, witty banter; everyone’s got a favorite trope, even if it’s sometimes a dirty word. Our authors talk about the tropes we’re most embarrassed about but just can’t quit.

 

May 252016
 

Some thoughts on RED QUEEN: in ALICE, Alice and Hatcher have to confront their (completely horrible) pasts in order to survive in a very dangerous world. In RED QUEEN, I’m exploring what happens after you’ve been through something that traumatic. What interested me was how they survived, how they learned to deal with what had happened to them, and how they become whole people again – not putting it behind them, necessarily, but learning how to incorporate what’s happened into their new, changed selves. Of course there is still darkness and danger, but RED QUEEN is not nearly as dark as ALICE. It also draws more from fairy tale inspiration than the original Alice books, although Carroll remains a strong influence.