Hello from Paula S. Jordan

Copyright 2011 Paula S. Jordan It is not my intention to blather pointlessly about myself, but I’ll be putting some words out here about a number of things, including writing, and in case you find an interest in what I will have to say, I think it’s only fair to let you know where I … Continue reading

Ursula K. LeGuin To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Copyright 2014 by Paula S, Jordan It isn’t often that a genre writer is recognized with a prestigious literary award. So when it happens, any SF/F bookish blog worth its pixels should take note. And so it is noted here, with endless respect for the author and gratitude for her work, that Ursula Kroeber LeGuin … Continue reading

Getting to Draft Two, A Cheeky Introduction.

Copyright 2014 by Paula S. Jordan Finishing that first draft of your first novel is a genuinely splendid moment in a writer’s life. Enjoy it while it lasts. Because once your hard-earned champagne is drunk, another, less happy mood is likely to take its place. It’s called ‘terror,’ and it can be summed up in … Continue reading

More Recent Reads

Copyright 2014 by Paula S. Jordan Here, as promised last week, are comments on two more authors whose work I have only recently discovered: D.B. Jackson and Gail Z. Martin. As historical urban fantasy, D.B. Jackson’s The Thieftaker Chronicles series, represents a definition-expanding departure for that popular sub-genre. But somehow I can’t see many readers … Continue reading