…you find out your fave authors are also really awesome people too?
I may have mentioned, once or twice, that Ilona Andrews are (yes; plural – they are a dynamic duo!) my fave writers as I love their books and they are also really cool people.
Well I would also like to give a shout out to Kim Harrison who writes the fabulous Urban Fantasy series called The Hollows, which btw is coming to the small screen (wowzers!) and Patricia Briggs the Wolf Queen who writes the awesomely fantabulous Urban Fantasy Mercy Thompson series and Alpha & Omega series.
Here is a filmed Q&A session of them at a book signing in Seattle courtesy of Harper Voyager. In it they made me laugh really out loud and clap along with the fans present (and I’m English, we just don’t do that sort of thing!) and they also give lots of great writing advice.
A pure gold nugget of that was the answer to a problem that I have mulled over off and on; how to keep track of all of your character’s movements through time and chapters. My own solution was a messy and long time line, but Kim Harrison’s was this Character Grid:
I love it – I’m off to start mine now 😀