I've been working on a short story that someone has invited me to send for an anthology. The working title is Kitsune Girl, but it will probably end up being called O-Taga-San. This is kind of cool, using my familiarity with Japanese culture in a very different way. And it's stretching me. The relationships in the story have thorns, much like they did in Sister Night, Sister Moon. However, I think the outcome of this story will be less tragic than the other.
The last day of Wiscon I had a good time lunching with Catherine Lundoff and her wife Jana. We had some good breakfast, and we talked about Catherine's upcoming guest appearance at Akon, which went pretty well for her last weekend.
Wiscon gives each author a bag of goodies and takes orders for munchies. It's really something.
The most moving thing I saw all convention was when Lisa Cohen asked Caroline about when her new book was coming out. Lisa has had a very hard year. Caroline's response was to give Lisa the copy of the book she had at the table, even though the book isn't out yet (June 10th, folks!). Yup. I really am impressed by Caroline.
After the sign out, Ellen seduced Cassie, Dan, and Lisa with her iPad. I admit to getting pulled into that and all the Space Babe merchandise after checking out the Rothfuss baby. Cassie, Dan, Lisa, and I had lunch, and then I went back to Iowa with the other two musketeers.
A good time was had by all, and I look forward to making the pilgrimage again next year.
I may be a bit sparse for a bit. Interviews are heating up at work, and I need to get some writing done. Of course, just as soon as I say that, I'll figure out something I need to tell you about.
Mirrored from Writer Tamago.