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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by CatInASuit, December 28, 2015.

  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    Alex J. Cavanaugh New Member

    I'm Alex, author, reader, guitarist, and IWSG founder. I really like your emphasis on the smaller press books. Some of the best books I've read in the past couple years have been from blogger buddies who are either with small presses or indie.
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  2. CatInASuit

    CatInASuit Administrator Staff Member

    Hi there, welcome aboard.

    I've seen what you've done with IWSG and have to agree that anything that can help writers turn out better books is always a good thing.
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  3. Honeybee42

    Honeybee42 Member

    Book-loving e-hell refugee saying hello!

    To be honest, I can't remember a time when I wasn't reading. There's a family legend about how my parents learned I could read, which goes along the lines of when I was 4, I would sit and read the evening newspaper with my parents (who thought it was so cute that I was pretending to read). Until the day that one of the local "working ladies" who had a nickname "Baby Doll" was arrested. The headline read "'Baby Doll' [surname] arrested". Well, remember, at the time I was a 4yo girl, so clearly this story was of interest. My parents were rather surprised to hear me say, "Mommy, what's a p-r-o-s-t---" Family legend does not record how my parents explained that occupation, alas. I've been reading ever since, and my interests in fiction are pretty wide. The faults that will cause me to stop reading are either snapping my willing suspension of disbelief or the deadly sin being so boring that it leads me to say "I don't care what happens".

    Followed the link with the impending demise of the e-hell forums, and I think I could be quite happy here.

    I live in southern IL, which is about 280 miles away from Chicago, and even further away in terms of culture. Most of the people in this area would be quite happy if Chicago sank into Lake Michigan. I'm a mother of four--oldest son just graduated from a university here, middle son from the community college (and is now on management track at his place of employment), and then I have twins (son and daughter) who are just finishing up their next-to-last year of high school.
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  4. TurboRak

    TurboRak Guest

    Welcome to the Cafe. This is a great place to be, lots of good people here with some good information and you don't have the drama that you see on a lot of forums.
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  5. daisycross

    daisycross New Member

    Hi there, part time booklover and looking to find more than just the mainstream.

    Hoping to see and get pointers to lots of new things.
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  6. Lily

    Lily New Member

    Hello, new member here! I'm an avid reader and (rather slow) writer of mainly SF and fantasy. Thanks for having me here, and I hope everyone is keeping safe and well during these strange times.
  7. CatInASuit

    CatInASuit Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Lily, great to have you here. I think everyone is doing their best and hoping for it all to be over soon.

    So which SF/Fantasy books do you like and, if you don't mind telling, which ones have you written?
    It's always a pleasure to have an author here.
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  8. Lily

    Lily New Member

    Hi, CatInASuit! (adorable profile pic, btw). Thank you for the lovely welcome! Sorry for replying a bit late; been dealing with a few computer problems.

    I don't mind saying :) I'm L. M. Faris (a complete unknown lol) and only have two short stories out so far, which have both been posted on the main site by the nice folks at Bookangel: The Night Weaver (horror/occult) and Before I Fade (SF).

    Some all time favourite books are by authors I first read in childhood and that I still reread as an adult, such as Monica Hughes, Louise Cooper, Louise Lawrence, Catherine Fisher, Patricia McKillip, Meredith Ann Pierce. A fair few of them are out of print though :(( Other favourites are Austen, Tolkien, Hardy, Conan Doyle. How about you?
  9. CatInASuit

    CatInASuit Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Lily. Good luck with the books and your writing future.

    You have named a couple of my favourite authors already, Tolkien and Conan Doyle. Others include David Eddings and Raymond Feist.
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  10. Lily

    Lily New Member

    Thanks very much!

    Raymond Feist is a name I recognise. I read a couple of his books some years ago plus a book that he co-authored, with Janny Wurts I seem to think, although I could be remembering that wrong.

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