- member since July 26, 2007
Dianne Salerni’s last login was Monday, November 29, 2010.
Is there a place to read chapter 1 of your book? Here is a link for chapter 1 of my husband's fantasy.
Medieval fantasy series: The Crown Conspiracy (Oct 2008), Avempartha (April 2009)
Upcoming Book Signings at: http://www.michaelsullivan-author.com/MichaelSullivan_Signings.html
I think the appeal of Good Masters is limited, probably not one the average kid would pick up as pleasure reading. The kids at my library would not be drawn to it. I think the only way it works is if a child is really interested in that period, or has been studying it and is enjoying the study. I thought the presentation was a great way for kids to further appreciate that history.
As you are probably aware, Good Masters Sweet Ladies was written by school librarian for her students. It is a series of short "reader's theater" monologues with voices representing medieval individuals from all walks of life. The poetry and voice is lovely, and captures both the language and feel of the time. It was written to be performed. I think it would make an excellent book for a classroom unit of study - maybe paired with Aliki's A Medieval Feast. The play and a modified feast would make a terrific culminating activity. However, I can't see kids picking it up "just to read" The language is not easily accessible for younger readers and it wouldn't make a good research resource volume.
I agree about A Single Shard. I loved that book, but the kids I worked with wouldn't touch it.
I, too, am a published author. However, "Tales from the Emporer's Kitchen" is not to be found on most book lists since it found its greatest success as a regional publication.
As a story idea, how about the conflict of Doyle & Houdini told from a ghost's perspective? Silly as that seems from first glance, a story highlighting both the genius and prejudices of both men - while on opposite sides of this question - leaves alot of room for story development as you go.
Thanks for the invite. Looking at your shelf you might enjoy reading Linnea Sinclair or Maria Snyder.
I don't see your book on your shelf. Is it YA?
If I was going to start with a C.J. Cherryh what should I start with? Is she more fantasy / does she have any romance (my preference).
You probably don't recognize me, but I'm the reviewer who is reviewing HIGH SPIRITS for www.teensreadtoo.com. I'm a little over halfway through right now and I'm absolutely loving it!
I have a rather long car ride tomorrow, so I'm hoping to finish it then, and write the review soon after. I only hope I can do it justice!
Hope you're enjoying Shelfari!
Try one of the small press publishers like Whiskey Creek Press or Awe Struck. Go to http://www.epicauthors.com/pubcorner.html for a list of publishers and take it from there. Don't stop writing. Check out these publishers and see which one might fit you. If you have questions I'm more than happy to help if I can.