NaNoWriMo Advice and Goodreads Choice Awards

After a three-year lapse, Jim has finally blogged again! Just in time for NaNoWriMo, he posted his thoughts about perseverance in “The Most Important Thing an Aspiring Author Needs to Know.” Read his post at GoodReads or LiveJournal. You can also read his previous entries on author craft at either place.

We’re also pleased to note that Ghost Story has been nominated for Best Paranormal Fantasy at the The 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards. Jim shares the field with over a dozen rock stars of the urban fantasy genre, including Seanan McGuire and Charlaine Harris. There are a slew of categories to vote in, celebrating authors like Patrick Rothfuss, John Scalzi, Jo Walton, George R.R. Marin, Mira Grant, Tina Fey, Kate Beaton, and Terry Pratchett, so get out there and vote for your favorite books of 2011! Round 1 ends November 13, 2011.

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Author: priscellie

Priscilla Spencer has been Jim's creative consultant since 2007. In addition to managing content for and its social media channels, she beta-reads all of Jim's works, serves as a thematic consultant on the graphic novels and role playing games, and illustrates the maps for his books. The whole "Year of Dresden" thing is largely her baby. Her latest claim to fame is directing the official book trailers for Peace Talks and Battle Ground. In her professional life, Priscilla is a Producer, Writer, Photographer, and Fantasy Map Illustrator working towards a career in producing TV. She enjoys musical theatre, gluten-free cooking, sci-fi/fantasy, and weightlifting. She aspires to travel the world and pet every dog.