Showgirl 101 by Vicki Pettersson

Urban Fantasy author Vicki Pettersson was a showgirl before she wrote the Signs of the Zodiac series. Here she is giving all the tips for how you can be a showgirl, too:

 

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Things I Learned from Once & Future Podcasts — Ann Aguirre

Urban fantasy author Anton Strout hosts the Once & Future podcasts where he interviews other authors. The first one I listened to is the Ann Aguirre edition. I learned a few things. Things that surprised me. Things that I can never unlearn.

1. Like Anton, Ann Aguirre is a gamer. She plays online at the Star Wars Old Republic.

2. She once spent three weeks straight in her pajamas when SWOR first came out.

3. Ann Aguirre recommends Amanda Stevens’s The Graveyard Queen series.

4. She also talks about her writing process, from start to finish, including her favourite and least favourite part of writing.

5. They’re both Star Wars fans.

6. Anton was once a Twi’lek dancer.

(Can’t unlearn that now, can you? *grin*)

Be sure to listen to the podcast to hear the whole interview and learn lots more about these authors!

Urban Fantasy in Music?

Music
Suvudu posts the best heavy metal songs based on fantasy novels, but what I want to know is what songs (of any genre) remind you of urban fantasy novels?

Let’s play.

“My Immortal” by Evanescence – there’s a vampire love song if I ever heard one

“Gimme, Gimme, Gimme [A Man After Midnight]” by ABBA – “Help me chase the shadows away”? Sounds like urban fantasy to me

Some songs need no explanation:

  • “Maneater” by Hall & Oates
  • “The Devil Inside” by INXS
  • “Twilight Zone” by Golden Earring
  • “Hotel California” by the Eagles
  • “Hungry Like the Wolf” by Duran Duran

Leave your suggestions in the comments!