New Interviews: Cynthia Leitich Smith; Join Me at the ALAN Chat Tonight

Please join me in chatting live about Tantalize at The ALAN Book Chat tonight–July 30th at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central.

I’ll cross fingers and fangs that I “see” you there! Note: You do not have to be a member of ALAN to join the online Book Chat.

Author Interview: Cynthia Leitich Smith from Jaden Nation at the underground[unrest]. Peek: “I try to pick music that suits the book I’m writing. Tantalize [Candlewick, 2007 2008] was written to a lot of Eartha Kitt, a lot of Willie Nelson, Los Lonely Boys, and the soundtrack to ‘Frances Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula.’ Eternal [Candlewick, March 2009] was written to, again, the ‘Dracula’ soundtrack as well as to Johnny Cash, a bit of swing, and the soundtrack for ‘The Blues Brothers.’

Cynthia Leitich Smith on Writing Horror/Fantasy: a Poised at the Edge Author Interview by Melissa from Hello Ma’am. Peek: “What new voices in horror would you recommend to your readers?” Find out which of the many spectacular speculative fiction authors I highlight, (sorry I couldn’t list them all!) and check out my tip for writing horror.

Cynsational Notes

Shooting Stars Mag offers Tantalize giveaway contest! Deadline: Aug. 1 at midnight EST! See also Genre of July — Vampires at Genre of the Month.