Tonight I’ve been invited to meet with the Science Fiction Book Club at Borderlands Books. They’ve read The Dangerous Type and we’re going to discuss it. I am terrified. What if they don’t like it? What if they’re mean to me? I know it’s a violent book full of prickly characters — what if they expect me to live up to that?
I’m hoping I’ll know some of the book club members, so that this will be less intimidating once I get there. I really am curious to hear what the book made them think — and to measure those thoughts against my intentions.
As my dear friend Claud says, “What doesn’t kill me drives me mad.”
A quick wrap-up of the trouble I’ve been into:
Eric from Deviant Worlds interviewed me about space operas and succubi: http://deviantworlds.blogspot.com/2016/04/interview-loren-rhoads.html
My most popular post of late was about my quest to get 100 rejection letters this year: https://womenwhosubmitlit.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/the-rejection-game/
I wrote about my long-term adoration for SPK’s Zamia Lehmanni album and the stories I’ve written while listening to it: https://emzbox.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/music-inspiring-writing-loren-rhoads/
David Watson at Horror Addicts really liked Kill By Numbers, the second Templar book: https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/2016/03/31/davids-haunted-library-kill-by-numbers/
My Wave Organ piece is out in SEARCH magazine and you can download a free copy here: https://searchmagazinenet.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/search-magazine-4-spring-2016/
And finally, Margaret L. Carter interviewed me at length about Dracula and succubi for the next issue of her deliciously dark newsletter. You can subscribe to it here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/margaretlcartersnewsfromthecrypt