Hi, everyone! I’m Courtney Schafer, author of adventure fantasy novels The Whitefire Crossing (Aug 2011) and forthcoming sequel The Tainted City (Oct 2, 2012). I was the original organizer and admin for the Night Bazaar in 2011, and wow…it’s both weird and wonderful to be back.
Weird, because as I sit typing this on a Sunday evening with my favorite gothic/industrial Pandora station serenading me as I write – just as I did every Sunday night in 2011! – I keep flashing back to that rollercoaster of a year. In which I veered between giddy delight at seeing my debut novel hit the shelves, and stark terror that I’d never be able to finish my second novel in time for my deadline – or that if I did, nobody would like it but me. Jury’s still out on that second fear, but thank God, I no longer have to worry about my deadline. As of this past week, The Tainted City is heading to press, on schedule for its Oct 2 release. (Cue more giddy delight! I’m so excited about this book, you guys.)
And it’s wonderful to be back in the Bazaar, because I’m so thrilled the blog’s still here and going strong (thanks to Night Shade and the inestimable Liz Upson). I’ve loved getting to read a whole new chorus of voices over the past months, and I’m honored to be back to add mine in for a second round.
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