Hey everyone. Tim mentioned that several new denizens were moving into the Magic District, so I guess it’s time for me come out of hiding and claim some turf. I’m Kalayna Price, author of the Haven series. Book one in the series, ONCE BITTEN, is currently available, and the second book, TWICE DEAD will be released February 2010. I also have a second urban fantasy series which will be released by ACE in 2011. I hope to have more information to share on that series soon.
So far, I’ve spent most of my time in the Magic District peeking into open doorways, slinking down dark alleys, and observing the other writers. I keep waiting for someone to turn around and realize that I don’t belong here. That I’m not really a writer.
Okay, yes, I know: I’ve written a couple books, and one of them is even out there facing the world. But I still don’t feel like a real writer. It hasn’t quite sunk in. When people ask me what I do, it still doesn’t feel natural to reply “I’m a writer” or “I write books”. In fact, it is positively squirm worthy. And let’s not even talk about when people ask me what I write.
I guess it is kind of like growing up. At what point am I really supposed to feel like I’ve achieved that ‘grown up’ status? I have the sinking suspicion I will go directly from not-yet-grown-up to old. Hopefully I’ll settle more comfortably into being a writer before the equivalent occurs in my career. In the meantime, do me a favor and don’t tell the others I’m an impostor. And maybe someone can lend me a disguise? Do you think they make hats that say writer? That might work. ^_^
Okay, in all seriousness now, I am absolutely honored to have been asked to participate in this blog and be counted among the amazing authors gathering here. There is a lot of talent in the district. I look forward to communicating with everyone.
Have a happy and safe New Year!