The Good Kind of Apocalypse

Those of you who know me, know that I’ve been a science fiction and fantasy writer my whole career. Well, now I’m a children’s author, too, and it’s as if a whole new, exciting world has suddenly appeared. A world that is, in many ways, completely different than the one I’ve been living in for the last 15 years.

Luckily, I’ve hooked up with some other writers — all with debut children’s books* coming out in 2012 — to form a little support group. We call ourselves… the Apocalypsies!

Although our books aren’t coming out for another year or more, we’ve started a blog. You’ll find our bios, descriptions of our books, interviews with children’s authors debuting in 2011, and other fascinating stuff. I’m mostly in the group for the support aspect, but I do plan to interview two very talented writers with amazing debut books later this year.

For my sf peeps reading this, you’ll be amazed at how many new children’s books have fantasy and science fiction settings and tropes. There’s no sf ghetto in the children’s world — at least not that I can see. Sense of wonder is welcomed, and you will be, too.

* When I say children’s books, I mean picture books, middle grade books, and young adult books. We’ve got something for everyone!


Christine Ashworth 7 years ago .

This sounds fabulous! I'll definitely book mark it and keep an eye on all you folks. I just wish I had middle grade kids in my life somewhere to share the books with!

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Actually, most of the books are YA! I probably should have made that clear. Only a small handful of us are writing middle grade or picture books. The YA folks have us outnumbered by a factor of 10 to 1.

Michael Griffiths 7 years ago .

Sounds cool

Good luck with it. Since I have a baby on the way maybe I will switch a few gears like that too sometime.


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