Speculative Fiction Blog Hop - Carole McDonnell

This week, I'm really delighted to announce that my friend Carole McDonnell is doing the Speculative Fiction Blog Hop!

Carole is a fantasy writer and author of The Constant Tower and Wind Follower. She is currently working on a YA contemporary fantasy, My Life as an Onion. Carole has also written numerous short stories, reviews and essays, including a contribution to the acclaimed Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology, edited by Charles Saunders and Milton Davis.

Here Carole explains what makes her writing distinctive:
My stories are pagan, anthropological, multicultural, and Christian epic fantasy. Yet they transcend race and religion. My characters are Black but my stories are not really afro-centric, although they have racial concerns. My genre is called sword and soul. Even when I write steamfunk -- the black equivalent of steampunk-- my stories transcend race.
Read the whole post about her writing process here: http://carolemcdonnell.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/speculative-fiction-writing-blog-hop.html

Forthcoming blog posts:
September 15:  Dean F. Wilson
September 22: Open
September 29: S B James
October 6:  Amelia Smith

There are plenty of openings, and you don't have to be a member of the KBoards.

Previous blog posts:
Harry Manners: http://harrymanners.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/speculative-fiction-blog-hop/
Sheila Guthrie: http://newsfromsheilasworld.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-speculative-fiction-writing-process.html
Vincent Trigili: http://www.losttalesofpower.com/2014/08/18/speculative-fiction-blog-hop/
Ceinwen Langley: http://ceinwenlangley.com/2014/08/11/the-speculative-fiction-blog-hop/
Kevin Hardman: http://kevinhardman.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-speculative-fiction-blog-hop.html
Cora Buhlert: http://corabuhlert.com/2014/07/28/the-speculative-fiction-blog-hop/
Jessica Rydill: http://livinginthemaniototo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/speculative-fiction-writing-process.html
Jamie Maltman: http://www.jamiemaltman.com/2014/07/14/writing-process-blog-tour/
Marilyn Peake: https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/6593691-speculative-fiction-blog-hop
Nic Wilson: http://nicolaswilson.com/index.php/announcements-1/spec-fic-blog-hop
David Pagan: http://davidpagan.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/the-writing-process-blog-hop/
Travis Hill: http://www.angrygames.com/?p=699
Cherise Kelley: http://size12bystpatricksday.blogspot.com/2014/06/speculative-fiction-blog-hop.html
RJ Crayton: http://www.rjcrayton.com/2014/06/02/speculative-fiction-writing-method-blog-hop/
Sandra K. Williams: http://sandrakwilliams.net/?p=360
S. Elliot Brandis: http://selliotbrandis.com/2014/05/18/the-speculative-fiction-blog-hop/
Elle Chambers: http://indiespiritpress.com/2014/05/12/the-writing-process-blog-hop/
William D. Richards: http://blog.williamdrichards.com/2014/05/the-writing-process-blog-tour.html
Michael Patrick Hicks: http://michaelpatrickhicks.com/2014/05/05/the-writing-process-blog-tour/
Cat Amesbury: http://catamesbury.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/the-writing-process-blog-hop/
Heidi Garrett: http://www.heidigwrites.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-writing-process-blog-tour.html#blog

If you're a spec fic author and want to participate in the blog hop, please contact Sheila_Guthrie. (The link takes you to the KBoards). You can also contact Sheila via her blog here.

Acknowledgements: Thank you to Heidi Garrett for starting the ball rolling, Sheila Guthrie for taking it up and Sandra K. Williams for keeping the long list of links updated.


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