Earlier this year, when I read the book Once There Was by Kiyash Moncef, I was impressed by how a first-time author managed such to create such a satisfying mix: excitement, humor, friendship and a hint of romance, beauty and danger, and a moving, emotional finale. When Kiyash Moncef graciously agreed to an interview, I … Continue reading Over at Calmgrove: My Witch Week interview with author Kiyash Moncef
It's Halloween, and that means it's the first day of Witch Week, a special time for fantasy lovers. This is a blog event I created in my first year of The Emerald City Book Review, and I'm delighted that Calmgrove and Lizzie Ross decided to take it over when I stopped. This year, the theme … Continue reading Witch Week begins!
Literature November brings us two of my favorite blogging events, Witch Week (see our discussion of Black Water Sister, also counting for the Support Book Bloggers Challenge) and Nonfiction November (see my Year in Nonfiction, Book Pairings, and Worldview Changers posts). These kept me busy, along with the continued Dark Is Rising Readalong (see Death … Continue reading Month in Review: November 2022
It's here! Witch Week, a celebration of fantasy books and authors, is an event I cooked up in my first year of blogging and it's been going ever since, now ably hosted by Calmgrove and Lizzie Ross Writer. This year's theme is Polychromancy and here is the exciting lineup of posts: Day 1: Monday 31st October. Daphne … Continue reading Witch Week 2022
A friendly reminder that Witch Week is on its way, October 31 to November 5. This event, which I started in my first year of blogging, now ably hosted by Calmgrove and Lizzie Ross, Writer, celebrates fantasy books and authors during the week designated by Diana Wynne Jones as "a time when anything can happen." … Continue reading Witch Week is coming …
Today, I am honored to be the author of the inaugural post of this year's Witch Week, a celebration of fantasy literature that I began some years ago and that now carries on thanks to the good graces of Calmgrove and Lizzie Ross, Writer. The theme this year is Treason and Plot, and when asked … Continue reading Witch Week 2021 begins!