By Megan Hunter
I can chart the progress of my life through the types of apocalypse I have feared. As a child, the endings I imagined were natural, even cosmic: the land swallowed by the sea, the sun swallowing the earth. When I was an adolescent the man-made came to the fore, as I searched for mushroom shapes in clouds and imagined the exact moment of an explosion: would I know it was happening, I wondered, or would there only be after; dimness, blood, confusion.
As a young adult, I would visualize the carcasses of the planes I traveled on, post-crash, the way their bellies would be lifted from the sea with a winch, spun around like part of a whale. This was a smaller-scale disaster, but I could also imagine all the planes falling from the sky at once, dropping in a synchronized movement to the land below.
When I had my first child, my visions took on a new realism: the key dates of climate change no longer had a vague, post-death strangeness to them. They were the likely years of my son’s life. Now, I imagined him walking through a world too hot to exist in, or living in a city that had become a new Atlantis, its underwater streets swum through by fishes, its buildings draped in seaweed.
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So this year I’m live blogging my National Novel Writing Month experience on my Facebook page and my YouTube channel. Here’s the playlist so far! Subscribe to my channel or follow my page to keep up-to-date throughout the month! I’ll be sharing tips, tricks, word counts, and my feelings on the experience and the process.
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Check out our Twitter author takeover to celebrate the release of Way of the Gun (Wyrd West Chronicles #4). Lots of great SFF writers will be sharing their work! Just click on the graphic to find the beginning of the thread. Check us out, RT and share!
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It’s a month overdue, but it’s finally here! Wyrd West Chronicles #4 is available at Amazon at this link! Tomorrow I’ll be trying something new; there will be an author takeover event on Twitter! Starting late morning PDT @SableAradia. Here’s the trailer: Way of the Gun by Diane Morrison This is the fourth novella in […]
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It’s my pleasure to share with you the complete playlist of the Virtual Fantasy Con’s 2017 panel discussions. I had the honour of hosting three of them: Gender Issues in Fantasy, Realism in Fantasy Warfare, and Fantasy Mashups; you’ll find those ones near the end of the list. I’d like to thank all of the amazing authors whom I had the pleasure of speaking with! If you have an interest in fantasy fiction, I think these are well worth the watch.
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The last of the three panels I had the honour of hosting for the Virtual Fantasy Con this year! In this one we discuss fantasy mashups. What happens when you blend fantasy with another genre? What are the benefits and the drawbacks? And at what point does a blend become a genre of its own? We have a panel full of fantasy mashup authors, and this was a lot of fun!
You can watch the entire playlist of the Virtual Fantasy Con panels HERE.
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I’m excited to announce the book trailer for Wyrd West #4, releasing Halloween 2017!
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