Thursday, March 20, 2008

Guest Blogger

“Pam and I met at a women’s networking meeting when she was the guest author. I was fascinated by her storytelling, even though the world she writes about is far away from my Chronicles of the Necromancer series (The Summoner, The Blood King). So image how excited I was to find out that we both wrote about ghosts. Now Pam’s an WV native and I’ve just been in NC 10 years, but I’ll agree that the South seems to be the kind of place where ghosts feel right at home. When Pam was a guest on my Ghost in the Machine podcast, we also discovered that we shared some disillusioning experiences with the dark side of religion that finds its way into both our fictional universes. That’s the kind of thing that happens when you start talking about books—you discover that there are only six degrees of separation between a ghostly visitor to a West Virginia mining town and a vagabond prince with a talent for talking to ghosts!” Gail Martin (

The Summoner, The Blood King … the titles alone strike sparks of wonderment. The world of SciFi was foreign to me until I met Gail. Through our networking meeting, we connected as women with a mutual love of words. I heard her speak at yet another meeting and became more intrigued by her talent to tell a great story. Our podcast, comparing ghosts of her world--one of futuristic universes, and that of mine--an old-timey Southern landscape, proved to me how two totally different writing styles can compliment one another. Who knew? It also proves that even Southern Fried Women appreciate a good ghost story, no matter the genre. She’s an amazing SciFi writer and I loved her book. One more reason why writers should read more than just the kind of stories they write.

Blessings to you and yours.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?