The first post on a blog always has kind of a Twilight-Zone-y feel: submitted for your consideration, one young woman with an excessive fondness for parts of the eighties–although not the parts currently appearing in stores, good GOD, and who said that fuschia could be a color again?–fantasy, and snack food Nature never intended, who one day…
…and so forth. Except hopefully with fewer omnipotent psychotic children.
So: I’m Isabel Cooper. Dorchester Publishing is going to be releasing No Proper Lady, a paranormal romance of mine, in April 2011. We’ve been describing it as My Fair Lady meets Terminator, with a bit of Lovecraft thrown in: my hero, a Victorian gentleman occultist has to teach an assassin from a post-apocalyptic future how to blend into Society.
It was immensely fun to write, and I did a remarkable imitation of an anime schoolgirl when Leah from Dorchester called me. I may have spontaneously developed pigtails and a sailor suit.
Moving quickly past that unnerving mental image:
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a writer (obviously), a geek (video games, fantasy novels, roleplaying…), a feminist, and prone to ranting more-or-less cheerfully about various popcultural trends. And why the CVS down the street has stopped carrying the good kind of cherry cordials.
If you know me from livejournal, this is probably where I’ll post longer, more thoughtful, essay-type stuff–which I’ll actually be trying to do a little more of in the future. It’s alarmingly like being a grown-up, this.