Phillipa (Pippa) Bayliss (pippa_bayliss) wrote,
Phillipa (Pippa) Bayliss

Fun Fantasy

Hi Blog-Snog Pals!

Sorry for being out of sync here - I missed last week (Thurs Oct 17) due to an extremely bad hair day and toothache, and I'm early this week b/c I'm going to the absolutely fabby Surrey Int'l Writers Conference tomorrow (Thurs Oct 24) - [I know the dates coz I checked. Gadz I love calendar apps].

So much excitement! And I've been nuclearly busy getting my hair fixed, being strapped down for a root canal, organising my brillo post for Monday's TOTW (topic of the week) at the Enchanted Inkpot fantasy writer's group blog, my critique commitments, AND a presentation I'm booked for at Earl Marriot Secondary School with a creative writing class, which is tres tres cool. Life is looking awesomely even if I didn't get a mani in. Or those pages written on my WIP (ack!) but I have a good excuse ... I was checking out this guy's website.

What I have for your blogging pleasure today is a link to the genius fantasy writer, Jim C. Hines.     Jim
Jim's Oct 16/13 post. Also DO NOT read unless you are prepared to be hooked, absorbed and mesmerized for ages. Bad Happy Pippa just killed 2 hours over there ...

Jim is going to be at the conference this weekend so I shall be hanging onto his every word and possibly getting him to autograph my left arm.

I just lurve Jim's humor, which is a BIG part of his writing and these are the first books I MUST have: Goblin Quest Goblin Quest
(And I quote from Amazon) "Jig is a scrawny little nearsighted goblin-a runt even among his puny species. Captured by a party of adventurers searching for a magical artifact, and forced to guide them, Jig encounters every peril ever faced on a fantasy quest." Who can resist a blurb like this?

Stepsister Jim C. HinesWhat would happen if a star writer went back to the darker themes of the original fairy tales for plots, and then crossed the Disney princesses with Charlie's Angels? They would give us The Stepsister Scheme, The Mermaids Madness, Red Hood's Revenge, The Snow Queen's Shadow and who knows what else.

And I can't wait to read Libriomancer, which is about Isaac Vainio, a member of the secret organization founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg. Libriomancers are gifted with the ability to magically reach into books and draw forth objects. Oh yeah. Libriomancer

So now I really must scream off to prepare for my quest into writerly brilliantosity ... but not before I've been to parent/teacher interviews this afternoon.

Chou for now fellow blog snoggers!

Tags: blogs, fantasy, goblin quest, jim c. hines, libriomancer

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