Roots of Enchantment: Theodora Goss and C. S. E. Cooney at Pandemonium Books and Games

Great news! Towards the end of the month–on April 23rd!–I get to take a train up to Boston and be on a panel with Dr. Theodora Goss!

Pandemonium Books and Games will be hosting us, thanks to a gracious invitation from Kat Pavlovich, whom we met at this year’s Boskone. Of their store, their website says:

Pandemonium Books and Games has resided in Boston for over 30 years. Our community is for anyone interested in enriching their life through play, literature, and imaginative storytelling. We have the largest event space of its kind in the Boston area, where we strive to create a comfortable and welcoming place for folks of all ages and identities

…which just… makes me want to buy ALL THE DICE from them!

Looks like there’s a sign-up for the event on their website, so go check out their ROOTS OF ENCHANTMENT EVENT and come see us if you’re in the Boston area!

It’s always terribly exciting and fun to be on a panel with Dr. Theodora Goss. Half of it is that we both like to play dress-up, and the other half is, I just think she’s so great and smart and is such a good talker, so it’s like going to see a panel she’s on for my own pleasure, and occasionally talking too.

For those of you who don’t know, Dora and I were in a writing group together for a hot minute, way back in the beforetimes.

It was she–from a casual remark about wanted a rose named after her–who inspired the character of Dora Rose in my novella “The Bone Swans of Amandale,” which can be found in my collection Bone Swans.

The cover of Bone Swans: Stories. Art by Kay Nielsen.

We both got to release our books from Mythic Delirium at Boskone two months ago–her The Collected Enchantments, and my The Twice-Drowned Saint.

I think Dora and I both love Mythic Delirium so much, and feel such gratitude for a small praise whose entire aesthetic is “beauty and strangeness.”

If you haven’t seen or read or heard of The Collected Enchantments yet, it is a gorgeous collection of many Theodora Goss short stories, and best of all–POEMS!–(I know, that’s just a personal preference; I love her stories too, I just love ANY collection with POETRY in it).

Like this other one of hers that Mythic Delirium put out, Snow White Learns Witchcraft.

As you can see, it’s so beautiful, with powerful cover art by the internationally renowned Catrin Welz-Stein and internal illustrations by the great Paula Arwen Owen.

I believe that Pandemonium Books will have copies of our books–and we shall be there to sign them!

Saint Death’s Daughter, cover art by Kate Forrester.
The covers of Dark Breakers and The Twice-Drowned Saint, art by Brett Massé and Lasse Paldanius respectively.

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  1. csecooney

    Reblogged this on and commented:

    Boston Area! Mark your calendars for April 23rd!

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