Okay, that is good news indeed. But so was our RBC meeting last night. Elizabeth Hunter, author of The Irin Chronicles, came to Recycle to talk about book 1 in the series, The Scribe. And let me tell you that the members' ratings were sky high. Not only that, a number of the members have already read book 2 and even book 3. And Elizabeth brought a bunch of books for us to buy so that we can continue the series. I was among many who bought both 2 & 3.
What did we learn from Elizabeth last night? I'm glad you asked:
1. Elizabeth started writing by doing short stories for fanfiction. BTW, fanfiction will be the subject of a blog post one of these days.
2. Elizabeth self-published her 1st book in 2011 and now has a total of 15 books and novellas. She is currently slowing her pace to 2 full-length books and a few novellas/short stories per year.
3. She taught us the difference between contemporary fantasy and paranormal. Since I oftentimes have a lot of problems distinguishing one genre from another, this was a treat to actually get definitions that I can understand. If you're all nice to me, maybe someday I will give you those definitions.
4. From that age-old question of whether an author is character-driven or plot-driven, Elizabeth is decidedly character-driven. Definitely my favorite of the 2.
There's more, but let me show you some pictures, including the head honcho of Recycle Books.