Thursday, October 14, 2010

Well, that didn't take forever...

It comes out Friday, mes amis.  There's a party on the Dreamspinner Press blog on Saturday (have a link) where different authors will be talking about their submissions, offering up excerpts and generally being accomodating.  I too shall play.  I'll respond to all comments, just not immediately.  Time difference + crap internet = patient Cari!  Or should.


  1. Hi Cari -

    I'm in the Myths and Magic antho too. Where in Africa do you live? You are probably the closest contributor to myself. I live in Lanzarote in the Canaries, about 50 miles from the African coast (Somalia, I think.)

    Looking forward to reading your story.


  2. Somalia is the wrong coast. My partner just shouted it at me and I wrote it down without thinking. ;) Western Sahara is what I meant to type. Ooops.

  3. Hi Damon

    Oh, your story was captivating. Gorgeously written and imagined. You guys set the bar very high in this antho.

    I'm in Togo, but not on the coast. I live fifty kilometers away from the border with Burkina Faso. Wow, we probably are the closest. How cool to hear from someone else not in North America or England:) I hear the Canaries are gorgeous, do you love it there?

  4. Hey thanks - I haven't read it yet. I'm waiting for my hard copy. :)

    Well, Lanzarote is the dryest, and this time of year os brown with the occasional cactus or prickly pear. It's cool - I've done a little scuba diving, and some surfing, that kind of thing. But I've been here nearly 12 years now, and I don't bother with much beach based activity these days. I live in a little village away from the coast, make wooden stuff, and have a market stall to sell it to the year round tourists. Pretty laid back, when there isn't an economic crisis... What do you do out there?

  5. I understand dry and brown. We're about to get hit with the harmattan here, so soon my savannah will all turn to desert and stay that way for six months. Joy.

    My husband and I are Peace Corps volunteers. I'm doing mostly public health work. We've got a little less than a year left of our service to complete. Living here has been a real trip. We're luckier than most, we have electricity most of the time and very often, internet access. Case in point! Running water is right out, though. The people are great for the most part, though, and there's a lot of work to do.

    Twelve years, wow. I read your info in the book. Can I google lunar tide clock? :)

  6. Peace Corps, eh? Good stuff.

    Nah, I haven't posted the clock anywhere online. I made a few one offs, with an inlaid amber sun, and a lot of marketry and craftsmanly nonsense and sold them, but they took too much work to be economically viable. It is a simple idea, and could be made out of cardboard to illustrate tides and orbits and sideways thinking, but I haven't had the time to try to actually make anything off it. One day...