Stacia Talking About Downspeech At Dragon*Con 2009
From my reading of UNHOLY GHOSTS (Del Rey, May 25 2010 US; HarperVoyager 27 May 2010 UK/Aus) at Dragon*Con 2009; this is a short snippet where I discuss how I came up with “Downspeech,” the slang/patois spoken by some of the novel’s characters. I had no idea I was flinging my hands around so much; it’s like a hand ballet in mid-air.
Book Chatter Episode 14
The following is a video, but you actually only see one person (and it’s not Stacia ).
Stacey Cochran, who is the moderator of the chat, gives a description of the video:
Book Chatter Episode 14 with Stacia Kane, Jackie Kessler, Paul Clayton, Elisa Lorello, Simon Wood, Holly Christine, and RJ Keller.
We hear Stacia at the beginning of the video, where she introduces herself:
Hi! I started out, actually, in erotic romance, e-publishing with Ellora’s Cave, under a different pen name. And now I write a kind of semi-lighthearted, romantic Urban Fantasy series. The Megan Chase books for Juno Pocket. There are two books out in that series so far, Personal Demons and Demon Inside, and the third book, Demon Possessed, comes out February 23rd. And then I have a new series that I’m really excited about. Very dark Urban Fantasy. It’s about ghosts and drug addicts and ghettos and punk rock. I really love it. And that comes out from Del Rey, the first book, Unholy Ghosts May 25th. The second book June 22th. And the third July 27th.
Then follows a discussion about the Harlequin controversy. (For details, listen to the chat.)
Around 0:42 Stacia tells us how she acquired her agent for her Urban Fantasy series.
Around 1:04 Stacia talks about e-publishing, and her books as e-books, audiobooks and foreign language rights. She also talks about How to be a sex-writing strumpet and that she’d been thinking about publishing it as an e-book.
Around 1:10 Stacia talks about marketing strategies, and if she’s noticed anything in particular that influenced number of books sold, with things like web presence and word of mouth.
Stacia Gets Her Seshat Tattoo
This is a clip of Stacia getting her writing goddess tattoo, filmed for L.A. Ink. The clip never aired, but was released as extra material.
From the Suvudu Paranormal Blog:
In the upcoming season of Discovery Channel’s LA Ink, you can see Stacia get tattooed with a Seshat hieroglyph, the Egyptian goddess of writing and writers. “I basically promised myself that if the book sold I could really call myself a writer,” says Stacia