A (Virtual) Spooky Reading

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Binge on Books is doing a month-long Sounds Like Halloween celebration of scary stories, and I recorded myself reading the mission sequence from Earth Bound for it. It’s more suspenseful than spooky–and obviously very spoiler-y if you haven’t read the book!–but you can listen to it here.

Also, I talked to Rachel Kramer Bussel from Salon for an article on resistance romance. A lot of my favorite authors are quoted and are name checked, so it was incredibly cool to be included.

Finally, I started an author newsletter. I promise I won’t send too many of these, but if you want to keep up with my new releases and sales, you can sign up here.

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Interviews!

Genevieve and I interviewed each other for Binge on Books. A tiny sample:

[E]: I definitely believe writers have core stories or mythologies, and mine is about characters whose plans have failed. My heroines especially tend to be disappointed or reevaluating their professional lives when things get confused by meeting someone. My heroes tend to be gooey inside, even when they present a harder face to the world, and are very, very gone for my heroines. Maybe at some point I’ll feel like I have my life figured out and my core story will shift, but I’m intrigued by imperfect people who are perfect for each other and how that intersects with their professional lives, so I don’t think I can get away from it. …

[G]: I guess the one thing I do that is related to my scientific career is how I develop my books: At some level, I’m just constructing operant chambers for my characters.

You can read the entire thing here.

And this dropped a while ago, but I don’t think I ever posted it on my blog: we chatted with Cobie Daniels for her podcast, which you can listen to here. We talk for about an hour about what we’re watching on TV and how we research and write.

I’ve been writing so many words (SO MANY WORDS) and just being overwhelmed by the rhythm of autumn. But I hope everyone is well!

Odds and Ends

On Wednesday, I chatted with up-and-coming author Cobie Daniels for her romance writing podcast. The episode is out now and you can listen to it here. I sort of hate how my voice sounds on tape so I haven’t been able to get myself to listen to it; can someone tell me if I said anything mortifying? You should definitely listen to episode 4, which is a fascinating conversation with Zoe York. And I’ll be tuning in from here on out to hear about Cobie’s editing/publishing journey.

Also, Star Dust received its first review earlier this week (and I love those astronaut wives and boozy bridge parties, let me tell you). I cannot wait for this book to be out!