The folks at Fantasy Magazine have started a new feature called Puppet Strings:
Once or twice a month a Fantasy author will give you a sneak peek into the magic behind their fiction–be it the inspiration, the writing process, the research, or whatever else. Then for the next five days the author will answer questions and participate in discussion about their story.
I’ve written there about the very bizarre medieval mystics that first inspired “His One True Bride” (think: the eating of lice and pus to achieve grace, spontaneous thrashing about and crying out to God in city streets) and how they got me thinking about our own culture. If you'd like to know more about the story, head over to Puppet Strings, and feel free to dive in and discuss it or ask me questions. I’ll be there talking with folks through Sunday. Check it out!