Jun 8, 2009 books
The Wolf House books’ most excellently excellent cover artist, Ms Audrey Fox, dropped these delightful sketches of Jay and Blake in my inbox today.
I have several other pictures of Audrey’s which I’ll add to the site in the near future, also — the vexing problem is that some of the things she’s drawn are spoilers. How long after each book’s publication is an appropriate wait before posting (appropriately marked, obviously) artwork? Because I know some people — including the otherwise mostly wonderful Audrey herself — have a tendency to seek out spoilers despite the fact that spoilers spoil the surprise! That’s why they’re called spoilers! Arrgh!
Oh well, it’s all moot until the books are out anyway, I suppose. For now, look! ARTS! YAY!
Update! Audrey offers the following statement in her defence:
: ( : ( I am so oppressed : ( Just because I live in a household where everyone demands you tell them the ending to a movie you may be watching otherwise they refuse to watch it : ( It’s one of those ’slow boiling a frog’ things : ( like stockholm syndrome but for really annoying people : (
Jun 8, 2009 general
Man, Twilight. Everyone’s got an opinion on it, right? Even me; mine’s over here if you’re just dying to know (short version: if I’d been fourteen when I’d discovered those books, rather than 25, I would have been so obsessed that you’d've had to pry them away from my clammy wee hands. Since I wasn’t fourteen when I discovered ‘em, I don’t think it’s really up to me to make a call on them, since I’m not their target audience. Fourteen year old girls are allowed to love the hell out of whatever makes them happy, and 25-year-olds — or 27-year-olds, as I am now, ohgod don’t remind me — should have better things to do with their time than standing around talking smack about things that make fourteen-year-olds happy.)
(Well, that was meant to be a short version, anyway. Don’t get me started on the way teenage girl culture is sneered at by most adult media; I get really cranky and start calling people names and find it difficult to shut up.)
Anyway! What were we talking about? Twilight, right. So. Just because I say The Wolf House is ‘Twilight for punks’ doesn’t mean I don’t think people shouldn’t be reading Twilight as well. You can have Britney Spears and Mindless Self Indulgence both present in your album collection, I promise! You’ll probably appreciate both of them better for the variation.
In all honesty, I want everyone to read the Twilight books because they contain one of my favourite fabulous vampires in the history of ever, the utterly fierce Rosalie Hale.
Tags: fabulous vampires
Jun 3, 2009 general
Well, I guess people will potentially begin to find this site now — oh crapsticks — since the series was mentioned in the paper today.
I will never stop laughing at the fact they called me high-brow. For the record, my favourite Star Wars is genuinely and 100% truthfully the Phantom Menace. WHO’S HIGH-BROW NOW, THEN? NOT THIS LITTLE BLACK DUCK!
… No seriously, the Phantom Menace really is my favourite.
Jun 1, 2009 books
Yet more content about books you can’t buy yet! Woo!
Um, by which I mean that the cover and excerpt for book three, Fair Game, are now to be found in the appropriate places.
And how amazing are Audrey Fox’s covers, seriously, I feel completely honoured to have my words and stories wrapped up in such glorious shiny packaging. Book three’s cover star is Timothy, a vampire with a talent for mesmerism and a love of riot grrrl and queercore music. He seems to have spilled something on his shirt.