November 10, 2006

It's alive!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rhiannon Lassiter @ 1:59 pm

It works, it works! Even in IE. Amazin’. I’ve got so used to the idea that this cranky old web browser will break every site it touches it’s amazing to discover that it’s actually worked, despite the css code tweaking I had to do.

Okay, time for some actual bone fide news. On the 25th of October I went to London to give a reading to the BSFA and to be interviewed by the lovely Farah Mendlesohn. I was accompanied by my friend Neal, who was supposed to protect me from the screaming hordes of sci-fi fans – but this turned out not to be necessary. Everyone was friendly and not frightening. I read an extract from Bad Blood, my forthcoming young adult horror novel with OUP, which seemed to successfully creep everyone out. Then Farah asked a series of insightful and interesting questions about my writing and inspirations, followed by questions from the audience. All of this was (scarily) taped, so I might be able to get hold of the audio file for this website – I’ll ask.

After a few drinks (all bought for me) I drew raffle tickets for the book auction and was taken out to dinner where I had even more interesting conversations (and slightly heated debates) with people from the BSFA.

A special shoutout to Kate who rescued me from wandering around and around Belgravia forever when I got lost on the way. It was also very cool to meet Meredith, who runs Diana Wynne Jones’ website – which brings me one step closer to the great woman herself.

November 9, 2006

*blink* Was that a year going by?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rhiannon Lassiter @ 11:23 pm

Err, yes. So this blog has become rather defunct. So defunct that I’d forgotten its very existence. But it has now been revived and brought into line with the current style.

I’ve spent the last few hours tweaking the css to try to work around some issues with the sidebar. Left and right floats have caused immense problems – but it’s looking okay in Firefox and Safari. Tomorrow I will, no doubt, discover how hideously borken(tm) it is in IE.

This is merely a technical update. I have lots of writing news but anyone still reading will have to wait for it. Sorry about that. I will leave you with the news that I am reading David Brin for the first time. I’m not sure how this can be the case but somehow he was missed out of my sf education.

September 30, 2005

Words written on water

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rhiannon Lassiter @ 12:16 pm

Hmm, I am now a bit disgruntled. I had composed a post and published it and now it appears to have vanished into the ether. This is one I can’t be responsible for. It was there and now it isn’t. Other things that aren’t there include my current website (my web-diversion expired and are taking an age to bring it back) and my new official website (not yet uploaded).

The post that vanished was mostly about Farah Mendlesohn and her Inter-Galactic playground blog. Despite extreme ineptitude on my part Farah has managed to get in touch with me, tracking me through publishers, across blog sites and even enlisting some of my friends. She is both patient and persistent and has also reviewed some of my books so favourably that I should blush to link you to them.

People often ask me who I write for. For myself? For a certain sort of reader? For posterity? I’m now of the opinion that I wrote the Rights of Passage series for Farah. Despite starting with the second of the three published books and not knowing how many more there would be, she seems to have found out all my secrets and is still keen for more…

September 19, 2005

Hello, World!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rhiannon Lassiter @ 5:30 pm

This is my brand new weblog. I’ve decided to have a blog in addition to my fan forums so it will be easy to find information about what I’ve been doing recently.

Last weekend I was at ‘The Shock of the New’, a literary conference held at St Catherine’s college, Oxford. As well as talks given by such luminaries as Michael Morpurgo and David Fickling, I attended a session on ePublishing and another on secondary worlds given by my mother, Mary Hoffman. The whole experience was fantastically exciting and I’ll be sharing more information and web links I’ve gleaned from it in various parts of this site. I also met lots of great people and sketched out ideas for some exciting projects.

In the spirit of the shock of the new, I now resolve to get the new version of my website online by the end of this month!

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