Goupie Gropie Grapy – I love conjugating make-believe verbs
(that’s not right…)
I got Indied by a Publishing Group…
No, I got me indie published…accurate and not what I was going for.
I got groped by some Indie Publishers…
(wait a second)
A publishing group identified me as a grouper!
I was indemnified by the Indie Publishers!
(should have written this before I had that Scotch…)
The Indie Publishing Group Interviewed Me!
Yeah, that’s the ticket!
And here it is – Author Interview with Joseph Carrabis!.
Urban Fantasy author D. Lieber interviewed me recently regarding magicks, characters, and books I’ve written.
Talk about fun!
Let’s start with this exchange:
Q: What kind of spell can I get for you (or your character) today?
Hmm…few ever offer me their magicks, usually they’re asking magicks of me. What magick would I be gifted with? Le Guin showed us that asking for a thing doesn’t put boundaries on how that thing is achieved.
I will ask that you weave a spell that lets all asking of magick to know all that happens for that magick to be, then giving them the choice of still asking or not. (wow, what a good piece of storyfodder, that!)
And it gets better.
I should also add that D. Lieber is an author after my own heart; “D. Lieber is an urban fantasy author who writes stories she wants to read.” so similar to my Twitter “I’ve decided to spend the rest of my life writing things I’d enjoy reading. Who knows? You might enjoy them, too.”
So give a read, let us know what you think, and thanks.
Hey Joe! Tell us a little about yourself.
I consider myself boring and dull.
Sounds impressive, doesn’t it?
It starts with “Not only is Joseph Carrabis a fellow Black Rose Writing and Book Fiends author friend, he’s an amazingly nice and generous guy. I am looking forward to meeting him in person in November, but right now you can get to know him a little better with my next World-building Showcase interview.”
The Mighty Phoebes (Steampunk author Phoebe Darqueling, for those who don’t know) asked me lots of questions, I fumbled through several answers.
The real kicker is where I wrote “I’m told that my work is so tightly written that it’s tough to remove stuff without throwing everything else out of whack.”
The Mighty Phoebes, proving the lie, pulled about four pages from my responses and you’d never know.
The Mighty Phoebes is a Mighty Editor, she.
Take a read, hope you enjoy, be sure to leave comments. She’ll like that.
Young adult horror, sci-fi, and fantasy author Teri Polen Bad Mooned me.
I know, it’s true. I should have known better and I’m ashamed of myself.
IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!
Teri asked me a bunch of questions – Would you rather be a vampire or a lion tamer? (no, that’s not right. I have The Magic Show on my mind. sorry), What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters of the opposite sex?, As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal? and others.
I must have done good because the comments were flattering and I do oh so love flattery.
I do, I do, I truly do.
And please check out Teri’s books. We’ll both appreciate it (my reward is knowing I helped Teri out).
and someday i’ll learn to read
A fun experience this week. Lots of laughs and good conversation.
Does it get better than that?
I wonder sometimes.
Bridgetti Lim Banda and Mary Elizabeth Jackson were amazing kind and gracious with me. We discussed my marketing philosophy (simple, really; put the reader first), how I got started writing (blame my sister, my favorite story (Dancers in the Eye of Chronos primarily because it’s Susan‘s favorite), music’s role in my life, the importance of fire alarms, Susan’s encouragement in my writing, how my writing has changed, my homage to AJ Budrys (mentioned in my own interview, my ability to mistitle books and authors whom I adore, all the good stuff.
Enjoy – Writers Corner Live show Episode 58 with author Joseph Carrabis!