Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Friday, February 26, 2010

A Lovely Plug

Good morning, Friday!

Despite having lost my bus pass, and requiring a gondola just to get to my bus stop, and deciding to walk to work only to find I'd have to swim, and arriving to work looking (and feeling) like a drowned cat, I'm in a terrific mood! Not quite sure why. Probably because I've had a great breakfast. Good food makes me happy.

In any case, some of you may remember a post I wrote a while back venting at the issue of why some mythologies (like Scandinavian or Indian) are acceptable for Fantasy literature, and others (like Judeo-Christian) are avoided like the plague. I still think it's dumb, but in any case, the man whose troubles inspired that post, Gerard de Marigny, has made a lovely contribution to my publicity efforts.

He has posted a little blurb about me on his website, with a link to this blog. So, if you're reading this blog already, I'm preaching to the choir. It doesn't matter, I'm chuffed. The blurb was very sweet and put a smile on my face. You can read it yourself here, but just in case you don't want to, here it is in full:

S.M. Carrière
"S&M" as I have dubbed her was one of the first friends I made in David Nicholls "Aspiring Writers" group. As I recall it, she was politely telling me off about one of my thoughts... lol! After I found out that she is a Kung Fu canuck who writes fantasy novels, I knew we were meant to be friends (I couldn't make up a more colorful character for one of my novels). There's a lot more to S.M. too - I tell you something - I've caught a lot of slack for proclaiming my Christian worldview - and I've been a little dissapointed with the lack of support from my so-called Christian brethren - but S&M stepped up to the plate (she's not Christian) and defended me and advocated giving my novels a chance. I will always remember that she did that before I even make my name in fiction! Check out site and if you like fantasy (I do) give her works a read!

Just a few notes on this.... yes, Gerard does call me S&M. No, it has nothing to do with any fetishes I may or may not possess. Don't ask, I won't tell anyway.

My favourite observation - he 'couldn't make up a more colourful character for a novel.' That made my smile turn into a grin.

As for that last point, I read Gerard's premise and it sounded bloody exciting. I still hold that it would make an incredible read, and it most definitely should be given a chance. I really wish people would look passed mythologies and focus on the stories, messages and writing that lie behind any given novel.

Right, that about covers it. I'd like to thank Gerard for thinking to post me up there. I really do appreciate it!

On to the next thing, there are a couple of hellos to say as of this morning. So, hello:

Visitor Location: Paris, France
Date: February 26, 2010
Time: 5:40 AM EST

Visitor Location: Paris, France
Date: February 26, 2010
Time: 6:13 AM EST

Visitor Location: Lunéville, France
Date: February 26, 2010
Time: 7:45 AM EST

There's a few horse-riding tours of France that my flatmate and I intend to embark on soon. I'll be there in person as early as next year. Le sigh... I can't wait!

Also, a big hello to:

Visitor Location: Münsingen, Switzerland
Date: February 26, 2010
Time: 7:33 AM EST

Right, that's it from me. Must get to writing. Must stay on track. Must finish this book next week.....

Have a great weekend everyone!


g said...

Thanks sista! Of course, I only saw my typos when reading back my words here on your site... lol... so I'm going to fix them now!


S.M. Carrière said...

Ha ha! I was going to email you before I put them up, but forgot! Sorry!