I hope you are having as beautiful autumnal/vernal weather as I am right now. And now, having gotten that weather chit-chat out of the way, let me jump right into all the news I have.
First of all, I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo! I’ve never been able to do it before because it always comes at a particularly busy part of the semester, but since this year I am doing only research, no teaching, I decided to fulfill a long-held dream and NaNoWriMo. I’m planning to write another book in the Zemnian Series, probably a sequel to The Breathing Sea in which I send Dasha to Scandinavia. If you want to follow along, here’s my NaNoWriMo profile.
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Second of all, I have recently developed an obsession with Pinterest. Yes, I know, this is very unexpected. In fact, it’s even more unexpected for me than for you. But what can I say…I opened up the app, and the next thing I knew, I was creating boards about traditional Russian clothing, Midsummer celebrations, Slavic fairy tale illustrations…you get the picture. So if you’re interested in getting some (gorgeous) visuals of the culture behind my books, come see me on Pinterest. I have boards of everything from the Aurora Borealis (like in The Midnight Land) to golden Akhal-Tekes like Valya’s horse in The Dreaming Land. There are also a bunch of colorized photographs of a costume ball thrown by the Romanovs in 1903 in the Traditional Russian Clothing board, and boards on adorable Arctic animals, warrior women, my own book covers, and so much more. I’m planning to keep adding to it (I just started a “Vikings” board), so if any of that sounds interesting, do check it out.
Those links again:
Happy reading, everyone!