Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Coffee with a canine: Alison Goodman & Xander

The current feature at Coffee with a canine: Alison Goodman & Xander.

Alison Goodman, author of novels including the highly acclaimed Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, and Xander Matthias Goodman, "a cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a lower level demon," made a coffee-date at Laurent French Patisserie in Brighton, Melbourne, Australia. It didn't go exactly as planned.

Goodman’s Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (aka The Two Pearls of Wisdom) has sold into 13 countries and recently won the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel. It is also a James Tiptree Jr. Honour Book and a CBCA Notable Book. The Times wrote, “This intelligent, vividly written tale grips from the first page,” and SFX called it “addictive reading…the climax is gloriously tantalising.”

Read an excerpt from Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, and learn more about the author and her work at Alison Goodman's website and MySpace page.

The Page 69 Test: Eon: Dragoneye Reborn.

Read--Coffee with a canine: Alison Goodman & Xander.

--Marshal Zeringue