The Historical Novel Society Conference will take place at the Vinoy Hotel in St. Petersburg, FL, from June 20 to June 23rd. I'll be co-leading, with Mary Burns, a workshop on Book Trailers. The conference meets in the U.S. and the U.K. on alternate years, so register by the May 25th deadline!
My book, The Films of Tim Burton: Animating Live Action in Hollywood, is now available as a PDF downloadable book.
My friend, Diana Muñoz Stewart, is one of those cheerful and indefatigable people. So it was a bit of shock to find out she was so completely depressed the other day that she couldn't write and was resigned to watching TV. That was NOT the Diana I know. Read more »
One can start the Camino, the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, from hundreds of different places all around Europe or even further abroad. But if you want to do the Spanish portion, as we did, then you are most likely to start in one of the spots in the Pyrenees where the routes from France cross into Spain. The two principle passes are in Roncesvalles and in Santa Cristina de Somport, which is only a few miles north of Jaca.
For all of us who have walked the Camino, or those who dream of walking the Camino, the Codex Calixtinus is our original guide. But now the oldest version of it, an illuminated manuscript from the 12th Century, has been stolen from the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
For many years I've had a poster of an interior of the Aljaferia on the wall in front of my writing desk. Read more »