Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cool Blogging Marathon

Over at Selena Illyria's blog, there's a great marathon happening: authors are talking about "Heroes, Villains, and In-Between." I'll be talking about sidekicks there pretty soon, but in the meantime, there are some fun entries to check out (as well as some giveaways):

http://selenaillyria.com/blog/

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Join in the Conversation!

There's a conversation about my Vampire Babylon books over at Bitten by Books! Won't you join us? http://www.bittenbybooks.com/?p=36589

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ConDor, San Diego Schedule

If anyone out there is attending ConDor, the fantasy convention in San Diego during the last week of February (25-27), here's where I'll be!

2pm, Saturday

How I Learned to Love My Monsters: How different fantastic creatures inspired &
influenced me
- Kiersten White, Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, Chris Marie Green, Michael Dubisch,
Cody Goodfellow

5pm, Saturday

Date Them Or Destroy Them?: Relationships in urban fantasy and paranormal
romance - Chris Marie Green, Nancy Holder, Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, Laura Luchau

1pm, Sunday
Autograph session in dealer's room

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Text Speak

So I'm reading the news this morning when I see a link to an article that makes me go, "OMG"!

This story is about how our every day speech is starting to sound more and more like how we text.

Well, wouldn't you know it--in my new Bloodlands books (coming out August-Oct. 2011), that's how some of my characters talk in the post-apocalyptic future. They call the dialect "Text." No joke.

I turned in that first book about a year and a half ago. The second almost a year ago. The third several months ago. How many people will notice this "Text trend" by the time the novels are released?

How many people will already be talking in Text?

Monday, February 07, 2011

Best Superbowl Ad...Are You Surprised?

You all know I have a STAR WARS thing, so are you shocked that the Mini Darth Vader was my favorite commercial? Here's the longer one-minute version of it. LOL loud at the poor dog trying to get away from the Force...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R55e-uHQna0

Friday, February 04, 2011

Another Book Giveaway: Suburban Vampire Site

Cathy at the Suburban Vampire site interviewed me, and there's a giveaway, too. The interview features the first bigger inkling of what my Bloodlands series will be about....

http://suburbanvampire.blogspot.com/2011/02/interview-contest-with-chris-marie.html

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Bloodlands Cover!



This is a mock-up cover, and in the conversion from pdf to jpg, the BLOODLANDS title on the bottom has been darkened--it won't be like that in the final version.

But here it is.

And I love it!