This page is where you will always find the fan club's most recent news
SPELL FANTASTIC - a DAW anthology by Martin H. Greenberg and Larry Seagriff. See Lisanne's own pages for more info and a look at the cover!
The Fan Ficton page is now up and running with its first story! Click on the side button to go there and read it.
CONVENTIONS Lisanne is attending.
Dragoncon in Atlanta,Georgia at the end of June 2000.
Novacon 30 in Birmingham, England, in November 2000.
Paragon in Hinckley, Leicestershire over the Easter weekend in 2001 where she
is one of the Guest Writers.
Comng soon - my report on 2Kon, this year's Easter UKConvention.
The convention in Seattle went well. Lisanne made contact with a firm
called Stuffe and Nonsense who make custom made furry toys to get the first
ever jegget made. Think of that, folks! Soon we will see a real jegget!
We don't yet know how much further ones will cost, but we may be able to
get some made for members.
Lisanne was also on a couple of panels about writing and getting into
print. The panels were well attended and apparently had a few laughs in
them too when discussing how not to submit a story to a publisher! Imagine
someone faxing a whole novel to a publisher so they can't get in the door
next morning? Or writing it on pink paper in gold ink, tied up in a red
ribbon? Yes, both have really happened!
At the con they had wooden signposts telling people where to go for program
items. Would you believe it took Lisanne a day and a half to not notice
one sign led to Shola? Someone finally took pity on her and pointed it out
to her! We wouldn't have taken so long to notice, would we??
Here's a picture of the sign and the Real Banner and Jurrel!
Can you see the sign to Shola?
While at the con, Lisanne had the opportunity to visit a white tiger
called Pepper and an ocelot kit. And the lucky lady spent some time visiting
with Banner and Jurrel to see their panther and two cougars. This gave her
the opportunity to study the animals for real for her writing. As when she
met the tiger Tagil at Eurofurence 5 in Germany and found out tiger's noses
are actually dry and cool, it helps her find out all the little details
that make the Sholans really come alive for us. She said she'd never been
that close to a panther before!
Here is a picture of Pepper.
After a week's quality time with her son, Lisanne and Kai arrived here
in Boston where she visited with my family and had a book signing at the
local Barnes and Nobles. The book signing went well selling out completely
Turning Point all but one copy of Fortune's Wheel and three copies of Fire
Margins! We were able to spend a night on the club's chat room which Cyndee
runs so well, and do some building on the Sholan Mud.
Her next stop is New York where she will be meeting with her editor to
do the finishing touches to her next book, Stronghold Rising.
The next time Lisanne will be in the US will be to attend Dragon Con
in Atlanta at the end of June, 2000. The fan club has been given the opportunity
to set up a fan club table to help promote the Sholan Alliance Fan Club.
We are looking for volunteers so please get in touch with us at the fan
club address on these pages.
Dragoncon's web site is at the following address.