Damn, I guess I should stop complaining in my blog about my family.... It appears that I have family members reading this blog. Please disregard all that stuff I told you about my sisters.
Me? Complain about my family? That would never happen.
I've started school again, so in all likelihood, I won't be able to blog daily. Unless you're all reeeeeeeally dying to hear about postmodern literary criticism, which I doubt. You might get some anyway, if I just can't help myself, but I will try to spare you.
Nonetheless, I would like to keep up regular blogging, say, once a week. And I had so much fun interviewing Michelle about Cinders, I've decided to do more reviews. I won't have time for a lot, one a week at most, but what I would like to do is especially highlight indie books and small presses. Because there are a lot of awesome small presses and indie books out there. Also, I'm going to invite more guest bloggers.
In September, I'm going to feature Chalet Publishers and a couple of their books, starting with Fins. Fins is about mermaids. Did I ever mention that I was once a mermaid? I had every attribute you would expect of a mermaid -- shell bra, shiny tail, long green hair, and fliers for a seafood restaurant. This was the first time my future husband saw me, and.... well, I'll tell the rest of the story when I review Fins. ;)
In October, I will feature Rhemalda Press. J.S. Chancellor will be a guest blogger to discuss her upcoming fantasy epic, which I haven't read yet, but sounds awesome.
For November, maybe I can convince Mercury Retrograde’s Barbara Friend Ish to come over and chat about her press and her book, and slow publishing and what that means, and other cool stuff. (I haven't asked her yet, just thinkin' out loud here, so no promises yet.) I'm looking forward to reading Secrets of the Sands by Leona Wisoker and The Shadow of the Sun by Barbara herself, and... um, wow, all the books in their line-up sound good.
And of course, I won't ignore indie authors. I'm reading Zoe Winter's paranormal romance Blood Lust right now, and really enjoying it, so I hope to put up a review of that. There are a few other self-published books I have sitting next to me waiting to be read, so maybe I will do a whole month of indies.
I can see that the big problem with my bloggery plan is going to be not enough time to read all the books I want to. I apologize in advance.
Right now, I'm not going to plan anything explicit for December, because I expect to be especially busy. I have a tendency to overcommit myself and then go crazy. I'm trying to be realistic about what I can deliver. But if this works out, it should be a lot of fun!
If you're interested in guest blogging, email me.
P.S. Brandon Sanderson, I never said you have to be with a small or indie press. If you really want to guest post on my blog, I will struggle to find space for you. ;)