The Queen of Crows Featured on!

September 22nd, 2010 · 10:54 am @   -  No Comments

Dear readers,

Just wanted to drop by and let you know that a new interview with yours truly went up on I’m pretty happy with the way the interview turned out.

One of the questions was about my process for collaboration. Here’s my answer:

You know it’s funny but five, even ten years ago, there is no way I would have been able to do something like this. There are so many online programs out there now that you can use to talk to people all over the world. James, for example, lives in England. So we worked together using a variety of file-sharing and instant message tools.

In terms of collaboration, I started with the story first. That, to me, was the most important thing to “get right.” From there, I developed a rough concept of what I wanted Mahochepi to look like and Leanne helped me fill in the blanks. Shari helped me flush out the table of contents and then I started working on the individual pieces. — Source: Interview with Monica Valentinelli at

If you get the chance, drop by and check out The Queen of Crows interview at

By the way, I wanted you to be the first to know that there’s more to come for the Violet War! I’m currently revising a short story about Serafina and her grandmother that I’ll start submitting in a week or two. Can’t guarantee that it will get any bites, but we’ll see. I’m hoping for one. There’s other pitches in the works, too.

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