My Interview with Lee Safar

Hi everyone! Just a quick update to my last post. Here’s my interview with Lee Safar.

She makes some really cool announcements AND about halfway through she talks about being a fan of Guinevere since she was a little girl. Plus, you may just get a few hints about the story lines of the books if you listen…

If you like what you hear and/or want to get involved in helping write her next album (that’s part of one of the announcements) join in!

Thank you again to Lee for asking me to interview and for trusting me to be such an important part of her journey.

Live Interview with Musician Lee Safar this Saturday

Lee interviewEver wonder how music inspires writing or vice versa? Now’s your chance to find out live.

If you’ll be around at 6 p.m. CST on Saturday (the graphic above shows Sydney time) please join me for an interview with musician Lee Safar. She’s an amazing singer/songwriter who has become the “musical voice” of my character of Guinevere because her music so perfectly fits the experiences of my character. No less than seven of her songs are on the playlists for the trilogy.

I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to talk with her live about creativity, music and living your dreams. Plus, she’s going to make a few really cool announcements during the interview that you won’t want to miss. Join the Facebook event or G+ event for more details and click here for local time zone details.

And if you can’t make it, I’ll post a link as soon as I get one. Hope to see you there!

Six Blogs to Check Out in 2012

I know, I know. I said I wouldn’t do any more posts before the new year. So consider this one a bonus.

As you all know, I’m still fairly new to this whole blogging thing and even newer to following other people’s blogs. But I wanted to take a minute to share the ones I really like and say thanks to all my fellow bloggers out there for their insight. If you’re not on this list, please don’t be upset. I wanted to limit it to six and purposefully kept it to ones I’m really familiar with. If I’m new to following you, chances are good you’ll be on a future list!

General Topics

  1. CrazyBeautiful – Dianne Sylvan is a writer of fiction and non-fiction, but I mainly read her blog because she’s funny. Witty and poignant (sometimes in the same breath), she explores life with gusto and says things the rest of us only think (and sometimes, exactly what we need to hear).
  2. The Raccoon Society – Maintained by Kill Hannah lead singer Mat Devine (and named for the band’s fans), this blog is part musings on life, part tour diary, and part Breakfast Club Q&A. I’ve been reading Mat’s blogs (in various incarnations) for many years, and his intelligent writing, poetic sensibility and out and out compassion give me hope that there are more men out there like him. I tend to skip the Q&A because of all the teenage drama (that’s his fan base), but I laud Mat for being a role model and taking the time to give honest advice I wish had been around when I was a teen.
  3. Lee Safar’s blog – In case you haven’t noticed, Miss Lee is a sort of mentor of mine. She’s a musician, dreamer and seeker of happiness who blogs about all three. Some of her blogs are only for members of the Red Feather community (details on her site), but she shares most with everyone. The thing I love most about her writing is the positive energy, genuine warmth and frank advice. Plus, it’s neat to get an inside look into her burgeoning music career.

History/Arthurian Legend

  1. A Corner of Tenth Century Europe –  This blog, written by Oxford Professor Jonathan Jarrett, is one of the best out there for early medieval history. I don’t always understand everything he writes about, but when I do, he’s brilliant.
  2. Senchus – The subtitle says it all: “notes on early medieval Scotland.” If you’re history buff or wannabe historian, you’ll love Dr. Tim Clark’s well researched posts.
  3. Badonicus – I’m still making my way through the incredibly detailed six-part series on King Arthur that’s part of this blog, but I can say this: if you’re an Anglophile who’s at home dancing the line where history and legend meet, this blog is for you.

What are some of your favorite blogs? Or if you have one, don’t be afraid to mention it here (I’m all for shameless self-promotion). I’m always looking for new ones, so please post links in the comments below.