Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire

Hey everyone! I did a little interview over on Mindy McGinnis’ blog today. Check it out at Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire!

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SALE and Giveaways!

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Just a quick note to say that for the next week Dreamscape will be on sale! Buy a digital copy for only $.99!

Or, enter for a chance to win an e-copy from Amazon here.

Or a hard copy through Goodreads here:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Dreamscape by Kerry Reed

Dreamscape

by Kerry Reed

Giveaway ends January 31, 2018.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Already read Dreamscape? Spread the word! And as always please please please consider leaving a review! Thank you, all!

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Ursula K. Le Guin

Such sad news about such a wonderful writer. I’ve read almost everything she’s ever written fiction-wise. Her Hainish cycle (Science Fiction) was amazing (My favorite: The Left Hand of Darkness… a fascinating exploration of gender and so so much more. I love the way she incorporates “magic” in with her science, the concepts of balance and imbalance and the winding road to understanding something foreign).

But my most favorite favorite will always be her Earthsea books (fantasy)… particularly the original trilogy. And even more particularly book 2, The Tombs of AtuanIf I had to cite a formative author for me as a writer, Ursula K. Le Guin would be very high on my list (only she is so far beyond me talent-wise it would seem almost hubristic to cite her). But I love her ideas, her characters, and her writing. And I’m sad to think there won’t be anything new to come. That being said, I haven’t read her latest series of essays. It looks lovely.

Everyone, everyone check out these books!

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A Little Q & A and a Giveaway (with more to come)!

First, take note of my new Goodreads Giveaway. In an effort to combat the mid-winter doldrums and also to hopefully bring in some new readers (and reviewers), I’m going to be running several giveaways and a sale in the next few weeks. So stay tuned!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Dreamscape by Kerry Reed

Dreamscape

by Kerry Reed

Giveaway ends January 31, 2018.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

 

I also thought it would be fun to do a little Q & A. So, here you go. Got a question? Leave me a comment or visit my Facebook page! I’d love to hear from you!

  1. Who is your favorite literary heroine? In no particular order, Anne of Green Gables, Elizabeth Bennet (although I kind of adore Catherine Moreland), and Nancy Drew. (Other fave characters include: Hercule Poirot, Will Parry from His Dark Materials, and Ged from Earthsea.)
  1. What was your favorite TV show growing up? Batman the Animated Series. Still a classic (I also loved X-Men. And yes I collected the cards).
  1. Describe your perfect day. It involves mainly sleeping. Followed by eating, uninterrupted writing time, a tiny bit of yoga or (an incredibly slow) run and possibly a nap. Bonus points if it’s in a beautiful place!
  1. What is the strangest talent you have? I have a bizarre visual memory for what people wear.
  1. Do you have any strange phobias? Particularly ketchup. I don’t even like to touch the jar it comes in.
  1. What are you a “closet” fan of? 80s-era mystery shows. Murder, She wrote, Matlock, Magnum P.I.
  1. Name a favorite food, drink, and color: Mashed potatoes, chocolate milk (or champagne since these answers are kind of making me sound four-years-old), yellow.
  1. Harry Potter house? Ravenclaw. 
  1. Can you talk about your writing process? Generally I get the “seed” of an idea, be it a concept or a character or a plot point. Usually a few clear “scenes” from there. I always write those parts first. Then I start to circle back around and fill in the gaps. So, basically… I write in circles? It’s very confusing for my CP! I usually do create an outline at some point, though it tends to be fairly simplistic. I also always have a document of “facts” I’d like to incorporate into the story somewhere. I write fantasy so my “facts” aren’t always super factual, but that’s half the fun!
  1. How do you come up with your story ideas? I feel like this is the “classic” writer question but I don’t think there’s any one answer. I read a lot. I’ve always loved fairytales and mythology so a lot of that stuff finds its way into my stories. I like history. I also like research (nerdy admission, I know).

Happy Thursday, everyone!

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Review by Tome Tender!

Dreamscape has been reviewed by the Tome Tender Book Blog. A huge thank you for a lovely review! Stay tuned for a giveaway coming to Tome Tender soon!!!

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