We’re doing a big-ass blog tour to promote Turning the Tied, the charity anthology being published next month by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers to benefit the World Literacy Foundation.
It actually started last month, so I’m catching up a bit, but we’ve got:
- Marsheila Rockwell talks about writing a story about her childhood hero, Ozma of Oz from L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz books.
- Jeff Mariotte writes about his history with Westerns in general and Hopalong Cassidy in particular.
- Max Allan Collins talks about the origins of the IAMTW.
- Jean Rabe interviews me about writing tie-in fiction.
Here’s an excerpt from Jean’s interview with me:
What is the most difficult aspect of tie-in writing?
Being the first (or one of the first) projects in a new license when everyone’s trying to figure out what they can and can’t do and what works and what doesn’t. The first several projects in a tie-in license are always the most fraught as you go through the growing pains of working together.
There will be plenty more to come in our blog tour as we barrel toward the 13 March pub date, so keep an eye on this here blog…..