I’m over at Howling Turtle talking about five things you might not know, or ever want to know about Greek mythology. See, Lizzy is one part Shakespeare and two parts mythology. I’ve always been a huge fan of greek mythology. Cyclops, satyrs, Pegasus, heroes, villains, talking trees – the whole thing was fascinating when I was a kid. But while I loved mythology when I sat down to write Lizzy I had to do a good deal of research. And I learned some, well, weird stuff.
Stuff that includes puking up your kids. Literally. And the somewhat creepy origin of every six year old girl’s favorite flying horsey.
So many thanks to Larissa at Howling Turtle (great blog name!) for having me over. There’s also an excerpt from Lizzy Speare – where Lizzy through a series of unfortunate events magics herself into Shakespeare’s Tomb….(the one that’s cursed – hence the title).
Also there’s still a giveaway going on over at Pretty in Fiction. You’ve got three more days to put in to win a free copy of Lizzy Speare and the Cursed Tomb.
Finally – my thanks to Larissa – here’s your Starburst of Thanks. Enjoy!
I’m over at Rally the Reader today talking about Lizzy Speare and the Cursed Tomb, my thoughts on Marlowe vs Shakespeare and how if Marlowe hadn’t died, it’s possible Shakespeare wouldn’t have been THE Shakespeare, and how Cole wound up rooming with a crazy like Dmitri. Also a bit of sneak peek on what’s next for Lizzy.
What adventures are in store for Lizzy in the next book?
I’m actually working on the next book right now which is tentatively called Lizzy Speare and the Hall of Hecate. Hecate is the Greek Goddess of Magic and her hall contains every magical object in this history of myth or legend. Looking for the Vorpal Blade that killed the Jabberwocky? It’s there. So is King Arthur’s sword. Once the Hall of Hecate is robbed and all that magic is released, Jonathan realizes that Marlowe’s plans don’t end at destroying Lizzy. They begin there. And all of Mythkind are in trouble.
We’ll see the return of some old friends and we’ll get to meet a few new ones. And few other Muses. Jonathan isn’t the only show in town, you know. And we’ll get to go to Hagsmoor Copse, the land of the satyrs and find out more about Cleo and the war with the harpies.
Read the rest here.
And to Lee and Melissa for the interview (and the very awesome review) my Starbursts of Thanks!