Happy Friday! It’s a really wet day here in SoCal, complete with flash flood warnings and mud slides. The perfect day to stay in with a good book and/or a writing project. Of course, I have a rather limited supply of flashlights and candles, so I’m just going to charge up my iPad and hope the power hangs on.
In the meantime, however, I have Friday Links for you all! Some more good book recs, particularly for those of you looking for diverse reading material, plus the usual assortment of oddities. Whatever you have planned for your weekend, I wish you some good reading and writing time. Enjoy!
I Read 50 Books by People of Color This Year – One reader’s round up of a year in diverse reading.
Let’s Talk about Science Fiction Books by Women – Another good list, this time focusing on sf by female authors.
Elena Ferrante, Author of the Naples Novels, Stays Mysterious – Interview with the Italian author whose air of mystery has led to rampant speculation regarding her identity.
The Gothic Life and Times of Horace Walpole – Learn about the father of the gothic novel.
19 Short Story Competitions in 2015 – Start marking your calendars now with these contest deadlines for the upcoming year.