Day Three ~ Thursday GRL Update by Lirtle with Giveaway #TeamPrismGRL


Today was more Q&A, a cheesy lunch, some paper doll discussion and some wonderful dinner conversation.
L to R: Laura Harner, Brandon Witt, Eli Easton
One of the morning question and answer sessions was with Laura Harner, Brandon Witt, and Eli Easton.

Laura started off by answering a question about writing novels versus the shared serials, the work involved, how so many stories get released in a year’s time, etc. She was wonderfully expressive and very open in her answers and presentation. I enjoyed listening to her describing her experiences getting into writing and publishing. She was in the Navy for twenty years and wrote technical manuals, so moving to fiction was a transition, to say the least.

She said she’d like to write more fantasy, including things like druids, fey, etc. She is also planning on a YA series with her son. 🙂
Laura Harner
Brandon Witt was up next and, despite his admission of being nervous, he was equally wonderful in answering questions and discussing the topics that arose around them.

He talked about first entering the publishing world, recounting how, after a decade of writing and submitting, it was suggested to him by Eric Arvin to try Dreamspinner. And so he did. 🙂

Regarding his Men of Myth series, he described having his notebooks full all of his detail, using them as reference guides. He says it’s easier for him to write fantasy compared to contemporary for that reason.  That made me smile LOL.

He’d like to write something dystopian in the future. Meanwhile, he has two upcoming releases, one in January and one in March or April of next year.

When asked which of his books a new reader should try first, he suggested Then the Stars Fall and I agree!
Brandon Witt
Next up was Eli Easton. It was fun to hear that she discovered M/M by way of fan fiction, in particular Sherlock. Once she did, it was off to the races, leading her to encounter other authors and their stories like so many of us.

She discussed The Lion and the Crow, her historical set in medieval England, how she feels it could translate into a movie, which eventually aided in her editing and lengthening the story into a novel, which she did.

She also discussed How to Howl at the Moon and her desire to make it a twist on the typical shifter story. Enter her husband and his suggestion of using dogs. Needless to say, a sequel is on the schedule.

She of course discussed humor and its place in her stories, how she enjoys including it. I definitely agree!

Her suggestion on what to read if it’ll be your first by her? Blame It on the Mistletoe, something else on which I agree. 🙂
Eli Easton
It was a bit of a lighter day today in terms of sessions I attended. We were able to escape for lunch and ended up at Cheesy Express. It’s a few minutes’ walk from the resort and had been getting good buzz. We were not disappointed! I so enjoyed my rye bread, provolone, and tomato and avocado grilled cheese sammich.
Cheesy Express
Later in the evening, Jordan Hawk was hosting a get together, at which I spent most of my time talking with artist Catherine Dair. Among many projects she’d worked on for several authors were paper dolls of the three main characters from Jordan’s Whyborne and Griffin series. They’re fantastical in their detail and personality! I snagged a set and will be cutting and putting mine together when I get home.
Whyborne and Griffin Paper Dolls
It was another wonderful day at GRL. Just one more full day remains!

Much Love and see you Tomorrow!

Where to find us

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#TeamPrismGRL Giveaway

Note: Books pictured represent the authors graciously donating titles to the giveaway. They do not necessarily represent the title(s) you will receive. Each pack will have 1 or 2 signed books from one or more attending Authors.

Note: Books pictured represent the authors who graciously donated to this giveaway in 2014. They do not represent the title(s) you will receive. Each pack will have signed book(s) from one or more attending Authors.

Five random commenters on the #TeamPrismGRL2015 posts the week of GRL will win. You can comment on any of all of the following during GRL week (13-20 October) to enter. The more you comment to more entries you have.

      • #TeamPrismGRL or #TeamPrismGRL2015 tagged Blog posts (That includes THIS post)
      • #TeamPrismGRL or #TeamPrismGRL2015 tagged Facebook posts by Prism Reviewers during GRL (14-19 October)
      • #TeamPrismGRL or #TeamPrismGRL2015 tagged posts on Prism Book Alliance Fan Page
      • #TeamPrismGRL or #TeamPrismGRL2015 tagged Tweets (note you must include #TeamPrismGRL or #TeamPrismGRL2015 in your tweet to be eligible)

Five winners will each get a #TeamPrismGRL Prize pack that includes:

    • At least 1 signed copies of M/M Titles (titles and authors TBD)
    • Prism Book Alliance Totebag
    • GRL swag pack
    • $10 Amazon Gift Card.

Brandilyn, Caroline, Christine, Lirtle (Andrea), Paisley, and PizzyGirl (Katie) will all be at GRL2015 in San Diego.  Be sure to find us to say hi!  We will all have Prism Logo’s on our badges!

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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14 thoughts on “Day Three ~ Thursday GRL Update by Lirtle with Giveaway #TeamPrismGRL

  1. You are SO lucky! I love Eli’s books. the first version of The Lion and The Crow was one of my first m/m romances… I wish I could be there as well

  2. It’s so interesting, right? Both the process and inspiration. All of the authors were open in answering the questions, at least it felt that way to me.

    Susana, same here re: The Lion and the Crow!

  3. Thanks for the post! I am massively jealous over the Catherine Dair Whyborne & Griffin paper dolls. Love Catherine’s art and Whyborne & Griffin is my favorite series.

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