As you read this, we’re less than a month from the release of my novel, Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard, and my excitement and anxiety levels are at an all time high. This week’s EATING AUTHORS guest, Barbara E. Hill appreciates this more than most, because she’s the editor and publisher of my last Amazing Conroy novella, and is likewise overseeing my work on the novella currently in progress. So much so that she insisted I break off working on the novella as focusing on the promotion work for Barsk (blog tours, etc) was a better use of my time and she’d be happy to wait until sometime in 2016 for the next Conroy tale.
It also probably helps that I’ve known Barbara for quite a few years. She was one of the founders of NobleFusion, a writer’s workshop that began in Kansas City. Later, when Barbara moved to the greater Philadelphia area, she established an Eastern Court of this same workshop (luring in not just me, but other authors such as Catherine Petrini, Tim W. Burke, and Arthur Dorrance).
Barbara has been honing her craft for a while now, having studied under the legendary James Gunn, and more recently climbed the mountain to partake of Walter Jon Williams’s master class. She’s currently finishing up the second book in her Erebis series that she began with Song of the Lamkee