Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A little of this and that

I am happy to announce that I found my copy of Soulless...under my bed...which of course should have been the first place I looked. With the re-emergence of Soulless I will post the missing quotes tomorrow.

I usually don't write a lot about myself, but if people ask I don't mind answering their questions. AS it happens I have some exciting news, which require a little bit of back into.

I have a master's degree in English from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Graduated in Feburary 2009, with minors in history of religion and ancient Egyptian religion. During uni I worked part time at a library for five years, however, when I graduated the library didn't want to hire me full time, so like so many others I was without a job. I must have sent out a billion applications and only got one interview (I didn't get the job). Honestly, it was the best thing that could have happened. Later I had to do a job hunting workshop the city forced me to do. As part of the workshop I had to get a four week internship somewhere - either find it myself or the instructors would find me one (most likely I would have ended up washing dishes somewhere - not that's a bad thing and I have done it before). As it were I got an internship at a SF/Fantasy/comic book shop in Copenhagen called FANTASK. The shop opened in 1971 and is one of Copenhagen's little unknown treasures. After the four weeks my boss decided to hire me full time. I don't think I could tell you how much I love my job, it's amazing and I'm surrounded by books all day. BLISS!

I was asked if I had any ideas for the shop and I asked if I could start a book blog (will be up on Friday, but it's in Danish). Last week the boss and the rest of the employees told me to get cracking on it...which I did...but I couldn't have done it without the help from my friend, Zigster. She made a great banner for the blog as well as helping me out with some very annoying html codes. Thanks girl, loves ya!

Finally the exciting part! As you may have read I absolutely adore Gail Carriger's Soulless and I follow her on Twitter. She's always kind enough to write back so I thought "what the heck, ask if she wants to do an interview for the blog." So I did and yay she said yes! Since I got a "yes" from one author, why not ask somebody else? One of my favorite authors, Jeaniene Frost, has a book out this Feb., First Drop of Crimson - a spin off to her Night Huntress series. I contacted Jeaniene and she said yes as well.

Hopefully, this week I'll be interviewing Gail and in April I'll be interviewing Jeaniene.

I'm totes excited.


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