Workshop Episode 61 (Guest Host: Delilah S. Dawson)

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 61, with Delilah S. Dawson and Karey BunchAuthor and writerly guru, Delilah S. Dawson – author of the Blud Series, featuring Wicked as They ComeWicked as She Wants, and Wicked After Midnight and her latest work, a YA tale titled Servants of the Storm, as well as being the instructor for a fabulous Worldbuilding Workshop at LitReactor (firing up Sept 10), returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to lend her writerly mojo to our brainstorming efforts.

My splendid co-host, Starla Huchton, and I are joined by creageous Guest Writer Karey Bunch who brings a tale of monsters hiding in plain sight, a monster squad assigned to dealing with them, and a young woman who gets swept up in all the adventure. The story sparks a froth of discussion as we weave our way through a catacomb of possibilities, unearthing some glittering fragments of Literary Gold along the way. (and check out Delilah’s Showcase Episode for even more explorations into the dark arts of writerly mojo).

PROMO: “Glow-In-The-Dark Radio” featuring Mike Luoma

Workshop Episode 61 (Guest Host: Delilah S. Dawson)

[caution: mature language – listener discretion is advised]

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Coming up for Delilah…

  • Her YA tale, Servants of the Storm, is available at all fine literary outlets
  • On Sept 27 and 28 she’ll be at the Young Adult Literature Conference in Naperville, IL
  • In October she has a signing at Foxtale Bookstore in Woodstock, GA with Kevin Hearn and Cherie Priest
  • on April 14, her pre-dystopian YA novel “Hit” will hit shelves (see what I did there?) everywhere
  • …and in 2015, the FOURTH Blud novel, “Wicked Everafter” will be in the world!

Starla is bringing all kinds of awesomeness…

Karey can be found at…

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Comments (3)

Yeah mom kicks butt! Take a look at cape demon it has a similar idea. demon hunter soccer mom. One of the reasons I’ve warched charmed twice sense my son was born is because piper is a mom.

I just thought I’d add the series that we mentioned as being similar:
Seanan McGuire’s Incryptid Series- family business of fighting monsters
Karen Marie Moning’s Fever Series- special ability to see monsters
Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black’s Spiderwick Chronicles- children see monsters/fairy world by looking through a stone with a hole.

Impressive that Karey put so much effort into developing the characters. There are lots of neat what-ifs, but, if the characters are not engaging, the story will fall flat.

I was also impressed she made the comment that as the wife changes, the husband is pushed out of his comfort zone and must change as well. That being said, there is a danger of indulging in a commentary on gender politics.

As a reader, it is fine that mom has to go fight monsters and leave the family at home as long as there is an overwhelming need. I suggest devoting story time to convincing her husband and child there really are monsters out there and only she can fight them. It will be much more satisfying to see the situation bring the family together than to see her storm out of the house in a “you go girl!” moment.

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