C.T. Booth is a newly-minted graduate of the Columbia College-Chicago Fiction program who writes darkly beautiful fantasy. (She’s written one of the most erotic merman-human sex scenes I’ve ever read… and yes, I’ve read several.) She was one of the College 7 at the Nebulas last month, and is interning as my administrative assistant, tackling all sorts of writing-related and writing-adjacent tasks this summer. Among those, she’s taking over as author-wrangler and editor of the Pro-Tips articles. She’s lining up a wonderfully diverse list of writers for the summer. I’m looking forward to reading them. I hope you are, too. – Tina Jens
Hi everyone! C.T. here, and as per that wonderful intro from my mentor Ms. Tina Jens, I am indeed taking over her Author Pro-Tip series for the time being! I hope to include some wonderfully diverse voices and perspectives from all measure of writerly folk in the coming times! In particular I’m going to be focusing on recent Nebula nominees and winners from this year’s 2016 Nebula Awards.
First up, we have Fran Wilde, author of Updraft, which was nominated for a Nebula Award for Best Novel, and won the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.