Friday, July 31, 2009

Ask the Author: Marjorie M Liu

On Tuesday, August 4, at 11am SLT (Pacific time zone), author Marjorie M Liu will be making a very unique appearance on Athena Isle in Second Life to discuss her latest Dirk & Steele book, The Fire King.

(Stay tuned to or email for details.)

But we need your help! Now is your chance to have your burning questions about the Dirk & Steele series answered. Send your questions to, and Marjorie will select 5 lucky winners to receive an autographed copy of The Fire King!

Your questions can be about character, plot, or even Marjorie’s writing process, but it must be Dirk & Steele related in some way to qualify. We will be accepting questions until midnight Pacific time on Sunday, August 2, so don't delay!

If you are unable to attend the Second Life event, a transcript of the interview will be made available on the Athena Isle blog and the Dirk & Steele blog

If your question is not selected for the interview, we will also be posting a select number of additional Q&A to the Dirk & Steele blog ( ) throughout the month of August so stay tuned.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Chat With Bestselling Author Carleen Brice in Second Life July 26

UPDATE: Time has been changed to 12:30 p.m. SLT!!

Story Mountain Center for Writers on Athena Isle will provide the venue for an appearance by bestselling author Carleen Brice, whose second novel, Children of the Waters, has just been released as A One World Trade Paperback Original by Ballantine.

childrenofthewaters Ms. Brice will discuss her work at the Story Mountain Lodge at 3:30 p.m. SLT (Pacific time zone) Sunday, July 26, 2009. Sponsoring her appearance is Connie Briscoe, author of five novels and SL resident Zillow Dejavu, who will interview Ms. Brice and facilitate an audience question-and-answer session.

All Second Life residents are warmly invited to attend this free event. Teleport directly to Story Mountain by clicking this SLURL:

Carleen Brice’s first novel, Orange Mint and Honey, made many bestseller lists, was chosen as a Target “Bookmarked Break Out Book,” and has now been optioned by Lifetime TV for the Lifetime Movie Network, with Damon Lee ("This Christmas" and "Undercover Brother") producing.

For more details about Carleen Brice and Connie Briscoe and their writing, view this Story Mountain blog post.