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Please do contact me by e-mail if you have questions about my fiction, want to schedule an interview or appearance, or are curious about becoming one of my students… or just about anything else. Reach out! I am at Gmail, at alyx.dellamonica.
My turnaround time on messages when I’m not under deadline is brisk; otherwise, it can stretch from a few days to a week.
I’m contemplating taking the Novel II online course you’re teaching through UCLA Exten. The objectives say complete the first 50 pages of a novel. Well, I have 4 finished novels, and two more started that I aim to finish, but I’m guessing I’d have to start something new for the course?
Do you have any advice for me? How basic will the work be?
I’m interested in your mentorship program.Thank you!
Call me slow on the uptake but since I opened your book to find it dedicated to Linda, would that mean you once lived in KW?
(I do understand Linda could have travelled out of KW, that being a thing people do)
If so, may I add your name to the grand list of local authors?
It’s Suzan Palumbo. I’d like to be added to your newsletter if possible! Thanks, have a good day.
I’ll add you the LexIcon immediately!
I love the Stormwrack books and really, really, really hope you write another soon! If advance copies are ever up for sale, or you’re crowdfunding, or whatever, please let me know. I’d be delighted to support you. They are terrific!
Thank you so much–that’s lovely to hear!
Hi, A.M. Dellamonica!
Hope you’re having a good day 🙂
My name is Emily, and I’m the Author Support Director at BookSniffer. I hope you don’t mind my reaching out through your website.
We’re interested in talking with you about an invitation-only program we’ve got going on for authors right now. Do you handle your own promos, or is there someone more appropriate for us to reach out to?
Thanks in advance, and I hope to talk with you soon 🙂
Hoping you’re well,
Director, Author Support
Thank you for writing, Emily,
At this time, I’m not in quite the right space to take advantage of this opportunity, but I appreciate it, and thank you for thinking of me.
I came across Child of a Hidden Sea when I Googled, can you believe, “fantasy novels similar to Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere”. That was less than a week ago and today I just finished the entire trilogy! It’s been such a wild ride, I was engrossed from start to finish. I’m so happy we have protagonists like Sophie Hansa and that the “Girl MC goes to another world” genre isn’t limited to teenage protagonists (not that there’s anything wrong with that but having an adult protagonist is a breath of fresh air). I feel very lucky to have come across this. I do have to ask if you have any plans of making a fourth book in the series. I suppose I can find satisfaction with the ending to Sophie’s story if it really is the end, but there’s still so much of it to be explored! So many unanswered questions that have been teased from the beginning and so much of the bigger picture to fill in! Will Nightjar be raised? What will happen next in the conspiracy to start a Fleet war? And the whole apocalypse on earth thing! Will something develop between Bram and Tonio? And of course, I just want to see more of Sophie and Garland’s relationship unfold. I feel like you can still fill a whole other book or two. I’ll be sad if you truly don’t have plans of continuing the series as of now, but I can respect it. I mean there’s all the spin-off prequels I’m excited to get into! I guess I just need to know for sure that there’s no next step in Sophie’s story so I can move on properly? Otherwise, I’ll be holding on to hope for a very long time that I’ll get to eraglide into Stormwrack again one day.
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Reg, thank you so much!
At this exact point in time I don’t have plans to write a second Hidden Sea Tales trilogy, but I am hoping at some point to have mental space and time to raise Nightjar and answer some of the other questions you’ve asked in a short fiction (or medium-short, since I tend to write novellas) format. When I initially conceived the series I had in mind that the next big chapters of the story would focus on Bram and Tonio, and I really want to get them to that point. But right at this time, I’ve been so focused on my two L.X. Beckett books, Gamechanger and Dealbreaker, and the stories that go with those novels… and the slight matter of getting an MFA in Creative Writing.
I haven’t given up on this dream, though and letters like yours keep it alive. SO thank you, so much for writing!
I very much enjoyed both Gamechanger and Dealbreaker, though I read them in reverse order. Actually, after I finished Dealbreaker, I wanted to find out how certain things had come about and picked up a copy (I’m a reviewer, so actually buying a copy is the ultimate praise, well, no…I guess praise is the ultimate praise). I liked Gamechanger even more than Dealbreaker but left none the wiser about the SAPP strike, the original portal implementation, and what happened to the incoming Pale fleet. It feels like there was a middle book missing…or is it just me?
Also, as a matter of curiosity, would it be improper to inquire about the relationship between your two selves? If, so, I apologize.
Science Fiction to Look For
Amazing Stories Magazine (online)
It’s not improper at all–let me know what you’re wondering, and I’ll try to answer.
RE: Creating Universes, Building Worlds: The Short Story in Science Fiction and Fantasy WRITING X 413.3E
First of all, I really really apologize if this is an inappropriate way to get in touch with you. I was trying to find your UCLA contact information online and couldn’t find it.
I just completed Ian Wilson’s nanworimo ucla extension writing course, found it excellent, and really want to keep the fantasy writing momentum going. One of your former students recommended that your Creating Universe class would be a really helpful next step both due to your content and the fact that it is online/not on zoom. I am based in Chicago so some of the other UCLA classes had time slots that wouldn’t work with my schedule.
My main question – I was wondering the projected end date of your course? I couldn’t find it online. I ask because I am pregnant and due mid March. If I wasn’t able to partake in all the final assignments I was wondering if that would be a big disruption to your course and if you would encourage me to wait and sign up post-baby or if it shouldn’t make too much of a difference?
Question: Are reprints of your ingenuous “the Hidden Sea” trilogy planned — hopefully in softcover/Paperback format? I have a much-reread vol-#1 [bought some years ago at a thrift-store] but have to keep borrowing #2 from the public-library. ‘My’ bookseller says the publisher/distributor lists them as “out-of-print”.
I’m 82, so your readership of this Splendid trilogy spans a broad age-range. 🙂
Meg, it’s so lovely to hear from you–thank you for being so enthusiastic about this trilogy! (And for supporting public libraries!)
Tor has talked, from time to time, about issuing an omnibus edition of the books, but nothing has been finalized yet. If it happens, I’ll be sure to crow loudly here and on twitter!!