Monday, April 20, 2015

Recap of ConBust 2015: The Good, The Better, and The Awesome

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being a panelist at Conbust (Learn more about this awesome convention here). Year after year, the students at Smith College in Northampton outdo themselves and put together an excellent event. The pictures below were taken by Lori Claxton.

The above pic is of me, George Claxton and Anna Eriskigal during the How Magic Works panel, where I was outed as an evil witch. Was that really news to anyone?

Myself and Annette Curtis Klause during the Urban Fantasy panel.

From right to left, that's Trisha Wooldridge, me, Craig Davis (professor of medieval literature) and the one, the only Jane Yolen. What was this panel about? Faeries, of course.

I also sat on panels with animator Kelly Turnbull, editor Sharyn November, and author Kristi Petersen Schoonover and discussed topics ranging from feminism to how to get published. Trisha and I also facilitated a writing workshop, part of our nascent project Wishing Well (more to come on that!)

All in all, ConBust 2015 was a smashing success! I can't wait for next year!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Cover Reveal: DAYS LIKE THIS by Danielle Ellision @DanielleEWrites

DAYS LIKE THIS by Danielle Ellison

Sometimes the only thing standing between fear and hope is you. 

Almost a year ago, nineteen-year-old Cassie Harlen had a lot to deal with. A stack of college acceptance letters waiting for answers, a proposal from the boy next door, and a mother whose most recent bipolar episode left Cassie hurt and confused. Tired of cleaning up the messes caused by her mother's disorder, of resenting her mother for not being there, and scared of being trapped by an inevitable future—which included marrying Graham Tucker—Cassie did the only thing she could think of to keep from ending up like her mother: she left.

Graham never knew why Cassie walked away. He woke up one morning and she was gone—along with the life that he’d created around her. After eleven months, Graham has a new plan for his future. One that doesn't involve Cassie Harlen.

When Cassie's mom nearly burns down her house, Cassie’s forced to return home. Back to a mother she’s tried to ignore and the guy she’s been unable to forget. Graham doesn't know how he's going to spend the whole summer living next door to the person who broke his heart without letting those old feelings push through to the surface.

Neither does Cassie.

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Danielle Ellison spent most of her childhood reading instead of learning math. It's probably the reason she can't divide without a calculator and has spent her life seeking the next adventure. It's also probably the reason she's had so many different zip codes and jobs.  

When she’s not writing, Danielle is probably  eating cookies, fighting her nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British. She has settled in Northern Virginia, for now, but you can always find her on Twitter @DanielleEWrites.