Hopping from writing weird fiction (make it up as you go along) to writing non-fiction (the scientific, bibliography-worthy kind) was the kind of challenge I both love and hate: scary, exacting, and revealing. I learned lots of things along the way, and I put them in an article that has been published by Writers’ Forum this month:
There’ll be more articles and interviews coming up as the publication of Skyward Inn (end of March) approaches, and you can pre-order signed copies from Goldsboro Books now. I’m really pleased with that because I had one of my first big book launches at Goldsboro Books and it was a wonderful event; I’m only sad that I can’t go there and sign for them in person.
And, in the meantime, here’s a link to an interview I did with Library Journal about The Loosening Skin, which will be published in the US shortly. A snippet:
A character states, “Every piece of art made before 2020 is a historical record.” How will COVID-19 change our civilization?
I can only tell you that it’s already changed us and is continuing to change us. On an individual level, we will deal with these emotions, and many more: fear, and grief, and loss. Boredom. Anger. Gratitude. Disbelief. We deal with them, and then they will become part of our collective record of this time, and we will move on. We’re all changing, and we’re all never quite the same again.