https://vimeo.com/667768362 Hello my wonderful peeps, fellow authors and readers! Presenting the cover for my high fantasy Tinderbox, coming August 16, 2022 from Flame Tree Press! Isn't it beautiful?! For additional information and pre-order links, visit FanFiAddict at https://fanfiaddict.com/cover-reveal-tinderbox-by-w-a-simpson/
We've all heard it. Genre writers, in various forms or another. "Why don't you write something serious?" "Why don't you write a real book?" "Fantasy (science-fiction, horror, romance...) isn't real writing." Even with all the genre fiction being made into movies and TV out there, you still have people asking these questions. Recently, The Neverending … Continue reading Mini-Musing 8/27/21
I believe it's wonderful how there are so many production companies being created with the sole purpose of bringing BIPOC works to TV, movies and streaming services. Most recently, the production company Higher Ground, owned and operated by the fabulous Barack and Michelle Obama, are bringing Blackout to Netflix. Published by Quill Tree Books, an … Continue reading Musing 8/22/21 ~ MORE BLACK FANTASY, PLEASE!
It's been quite a fight since I started this journey back when I was a girl of 14 years old. I suffered disappointments and setbacks. Sometimes I wanted to quit, but you know what...? IT WAS WORTH IT! You may have seen on my social media accounts, the news I have been waiting for, for … Continue reading Offer of Publication: Tinderbox!
Still waiting, but this is common for us writers. I’m not saying anything new. It’s tough, frustrating, but you keep at it. It’s the same for artists–I’m looking at YOU, Robin Brantley. But we keep going because we love what we do. Even when we want to quit. Even when we say we’re going to … Continue reading Musing 03/19/21 – Diverse Writers: Still a Long Way to Go.
Is the industry dying? Are people just not reading anymore? Are we fighting an uphill battle? Never start your work with questions. But I’m sure my fellow writing peeps have noticed YA Imprints are being dropped and jobs go with these decisions. I feel bad about it all. I was listening to a recent episode … Continue reading Did COVID-19 Kill the Publishing Star?
I had the immense pleasure of attending the SFWA 2020 Nebulas Video Conference. Check my Twitter feed for everything I took part in. This panel however got me thinking. How does one decide identity? I asked in the panel chat but there were hundreds of people there so it didn't surprise me that they didn't … Continue reading Musing 05/31/20 The “Who and Where I Am: Rooting Writing in Identity and Place” Panel
After many days of headaches and worries, my 9 to 5 finally allowed us to Work From Home (WFH). Don't get me wrong, I'm still worried, but not as as much. I worried about my Big Brother, who had Type 2. I'm calmer now and having to stay in. Since our governor just dropped the … Continue reading The Publishing Industry and COVID19
While Big Brother and I were chilling for my #Birthday we binged watched episodes of #StarTrekDS9 and discovered a very interesting one called Far Beyond the Stars (recommended @AnneTibbets ) which involved another Captain Sisko vision-quest. <1> In this episode he is "an under-appreciated science fiction magazine writer in the 1950s America." (IMDB) Neither Big … Continue reading Mini Musing 10/18/19 – Reprint!
A while back I wrote a blog post referencing a video by the Nostalgia Critic asking the question, is weird the new good? https://authorwasimpsonblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/28/musing-082817-weird-is-the-new-brilliant/ The question recently came to my mind again by way of an article on the Barnes and Noble site, Science-Fiction/Fantasy Blog of 7 Impossible Fantasy Cities Worth the Visit by Sam … Continue reading Mini-Musing 4/13/19 ~ Should I Embrace The Weird?
I thought long and hard about writing a blog post concerning the situation with Kathleen Hale. I tried for hours, after thinking of what I wanted to say at work but when I got home, I thought, “This won’t make a damn bit of difference.” I’ve written various blog posts asking authors to NOT DO … Continue reading Mini- Musing 01/04/19 – Kathleen Hale and what’s the point?