If you’re here because you already know me, then you can safely skip this post. For those that may not, here’s a little bit about me:
This is my third novel. The first two are an epic fantasy pair, for which I’ve received good reviews, mostly by women. If you love George R.R. Martin’s gritty style and complex politics…you’ll probably hate my books. I love Patricia McKillip’s ability to build magical worlds and relationships, Diana Wynne Jones’s light-hearted romance and adventure, Jane Austen’s dialogue and social complexities. If you enjoy their writing, you’ll understand what I aspired to write. If you’re curious, you can find them on Amazon for your Kindle reader or on iBooks for your Apple device.
I also created an interactive short story, Fog, for iBooks using Apple’s proprietary iBooks Author software. I’ve always been fascinated by the possibilities of interactive books, but am not very artistic, so physically interactive books (like the gorgeous pop-ups of Robert Sabuda) are way out of my league. At the time, I was entranced by the foggy mornings we have in spring and autumn, and puzzling over how faith interacts with loss. If you’re one of the few people who downloaded Fog–let me know what you think about it in terms of both structure and content.
My other creative venture is in cooperation with my husband, Jose Mojica. He writes and directs short movies, which I produce. We have a humor-horror short that we’re working on, called The Hand of Flopsville (http://FlopsvilleTheater.com). We’re also in pre-production for a more serious piece that we hope to shoot in mid-summer. It has a feel closer to the pilot we shot for the web series Framed.
By the way, my “real” website is laurelmojica.com. That’s where most of my thoughts about life, writing and faith are posted.