by Alice Hoffman
I read this book in college and fell in love. Now I'm reading it again to see if I still feel the same. Sometimes the same book can mean different things to you at different times in your life. The first read moved me so thoroughly that The Dovekeepers is one of the main inspirations for my book, The Last Ginger. Though the two books are dissimilar in a lot of ways, they both feature very strong women -- as well as the last redhead left in the world.
currently working on
I've been working on this book for years. It's the story my heart is trying to tell, but it's all rather complicated, so it's taken some time. Inspired by A Game of Thrones, it's a medieval fantasy about elemental magic. This will be the first in a series of four, one for each element: Aloft, Asunder, Adrift, and Aflame.
This has been such an involved project for me that I split it not only into drafts, but into versions. At present, I'm working on Version 3, Draft 1. My goal is to be finished with the first draft and into edits by summer.
i drink, i write, and i know things
I don't claim to know everything about writing and publishing. I only claim to know more than other people. I hope that by sharing some of the things I've learned in my years of writing, producing books, and marketing books, I can make the writer's process a little easier for the next person.