Category Archives: Scott

The final winner of THE REMAINS OF THE DEAD Giveaway is: Celeste! Sailor Boy and I spent some time yesterday doing life maintenance, which we’d been neglecting a bit since we got married (Hey! Honeymoon!) We spent a lot of … Continue reading

Posted in confessions, eyerolls, his dark materials, SB, Scott, writing industry, YA 12 Comments

So about a dozen people found their way to my blog yesterday by searching under “Azkadelia.” Is there something I should know? Yesterday’s Winner of The Remains of the Dead: Christine! Christine, email me your address. And to the rest … Continue reading

Posted in giveaway winners, giveaways, other writers, Scott, TV, writing industry 9 Comments

The Borders anthology, The World of the Golden Compass is on sale now, and editor Scott Westerfeld has done an interview for the Borders web page talking about the project. In the interview, there’s a tiny shout-out to my essay, … Continue reading

Posted in his dark materials, Scott 4 Comments

Today, an excerpt from Extras, the #1 New York Times Bestseller by Scott Westerfeld: “Come on, Hiro,” she said. “Unicorns aren’t real, and I know stuff about them. Like… they have horns on their foreheads. And they can fly!” Hiro … Continue reading

Posted in Justine, Scott, unicorns 7 Comments

Still in deadline mode, but some things to note: My friend, talented debut author C.L. Wilson has an excellent blog in which she discusses the intricacies of World Building. And since her first book is one of the best fantasy … Continue reading

Posted in CL Wilson, Scott, writing advice 6 Comments

I’m pretty sick right now — started last night on the plane flight home, and has gotten worse since, so this blog post will, most likely, reflect the pathetic state of my body and brain. Regular readers know how poorly … Continue reading

Posted in Justine, Marley, Scott, sick, SSG, UTR, vainglory 17 Comments

This may be my last post for a while. We’ll see how things pan out once I’m in California, where two people who are not me and Sailor Boy are getting married. Day 2 of the challenge (Monday) was a … Continue reading

Posted in getting serious, Justine, Scott, writing life 10 Comments

… Are the Luckiest Writers in the World. So I’ve been having one of those weeks where the writing has not been going well. At two separate times, with two separate projects, I threw my hands up and entertained those … Continue reading

Posted in Justine, Scott, SSG3, unicorns, writing life 16 Comments

8:00 AM: I (groggy) am dropped off by Sailor Boy (only vaguely less groggy, and thereby qualified to operate a motor vehicle) at the bus station. Pick up my tickets at the Will Call machine. 8:28 AM: Bus arrives. I … Continue reading

Posted in Justine, NYPL, Scott, SSG, vainglory, writing life, YA 17 Comments