Blog: Mythmaker Blog
Monday, September 22, 2014
I’m excited to have discovered and be participating in Follow Fest 2014. I hope to meet some new blogger friends and learn about their work. Here is a little bit about me and what I am working on.
Name: Pat Esden
Fiction or nonfiction? Fiction
What genres do you write? New adult and young adult fantasy and suspense
Are you published? Yes. MOONHILL, my NA paranormal trilogy will be coming from Kensington Books starting in Spring 2016. In the past, I’ve published a number of short stories and novelettes in places such as Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Mythic Circle and Challenging Destiny.
Tell us a little about yourself. When I’m not writing, I’m usually digging through musty attics or going to auctions in search of funky collectables to sell. I was a florist for many years and a contributing writer for Vermont Bride Magazine. I love golden retrieves, don’t wear makeup and grow amazing morning glories.
What are you reading right now? I just finished Jeaniene Frost’s NA paranormal, THE BEAUTIFUL ASHES—and I loved it. The next book up is Brigid Kemmerer’s YA paranormal, STORM. Yeah, I’m a little behind on reading this one, but I’ve heard wonderful things about the story and am dying to dive in.
If you’d like to keep up with what I am reading, connect with me on Goodreads
Which authors influenced you the most? Gosh, this is a tough one. I have a fondness for mid-century romantic suspense writers: Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart, Phyllis Whitney . . . Lately, Nova Ren Suma’s writing has inspired me and so has Melissa Marr’s. Honestly, I read a wide variety of books and find something to take with me from all writers, whether I love the book or not.
Do you have a newsletter? You can sign up for my newsletter on my website. However, I’m not sending out newsletters at this time. However, there will be cool giveaways in the near future, some only for newsletter followers. Newsletter link
Is there anything else you’d like us to know?
I’ve been active in the YA writing community for many years and am always delighted to meet new kidlit writers. However, I’d also really like to connect with more NA writers. I’m interested in both interviewing NA writers and in being interviewed about my writing and career twists. I enjoy interact with writers on Twitter for writing challenges, chats and general support. I don’t follow writers whose tweets focus on self-promotion.
How can people connect with you?
Blog: Mythmaker Blog
Website: Pat Esden
Twitter: Pat Esden
Pinterest: Here for look at inspiration behind MOONHILL
Personal Facebook: Pat Esden