jennygordon: (Naiad)
I'm delighted to the point of bursting to announce that I'm Guest of Honour over at the 'Heroines of Fantasy' blog today. 'Heroines' is the premier site for lively and on-going discussions of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction and especially women in genre fiction.

Thanks Terri-Lynne DeFino for inviting me to take part as your guest.

Come on over and join the conversation. All welcome!
jennygordon: (Great Grey Heron)
Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2014 is a good one for us all.

I'm just dropping by to say that I won't be able to post as regularly as I like to for a while, for personal reasons. I'll still be posting when I'm able, and will continue to read yours.

In the meantime, please pull up a seat; I'll be back as soon as I can.

Glastonbury Spring 2012 012

Midwinter

Dec. 21st, 2013 11:48 am
jennygordon: (Naiad)







Midwinter

Dear LJ Friends,

I wish you all a very happy seasonal celebration — whatever and however you celebrate — and a healthy and fulfilling New Year.

Love,

Jenny xxx
jennygordon: (Magpie)
A quick fly-by post to let you know about an exciting new e-book by the lovely Robin Prehn, whose blog-based reviews of books for teens I've been reading and enjoying for some time. Her reviews are always fair and honest, and this book is a wonderfully useful and accessible guide for anyone who enjoys Young Adult fiction. One of my favourite things is discovering new authors, and what better way to do so than through the reviews of someone whose view you can trust?

Thanks for all your hard work, Robin, and best of luck for the success of this book.

If you're interested in picking up a copy, it's up on Amazon now, for the bargain price of $3.07. Take a look at the 'Look Inside' option to check out the wide range of books included.

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jennygordon: (Water Lily)
I'm so relieved the world appears not to have suffered some kind of conniption and imploded.

I feared it was a very real possibility.

See ... yesterday, I discovered that [livejournal.com profile] readthisandweep is a real person. I really real, enormously fun, and very wonderful person — of course I knew the latter part already, but the former was open to doubt until the two of us actually met. It was such a relief that she didn't dissolve into computer-generated particles when I hugged her!

It's made me think about how the way we develop friendships has evolved in recent decades. The media is full of complaint about how we've forgotten how to communicate face-to-face as a result of social media, texting and emails. Yet the friends I've made via Livejournal are as real and valuable to me as my 'real world' friends.

Proof in point: the friendship Carol and I have forged over LJ translated effortlessly into a wonderful day spent talking about writing and sharing life stories over scones and toasted muffins, of companionably exploring Glastonbury's shops, and admiring the various crafts and shiny things on display at the Faerie Fayre that prompted our meeting in the first place.

I even have evidence of the two of us looking tousled outside one of Glastonbury's shops (though I do wish I was more photogenic!)



Just imagine how it would be if all of us who chat regularly over LJ could one day get together in person ...

... then the world really would implode!

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