Category Archives: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Latest Interesting Quotes from SK/CC Articles: “Wankiest Wanks” Edition

Comment at BookThingo: “That scene in question where Nick is saved by a tattooed ‘goth’ stranger dressed in leather is from Kenyon’s book Night Pleasures which was published back in the 90s.”

Slate has written on the case, in a two-page piece:

“In an email, Holly Black, a novelist and longtime writing partner and friend of Clare’s, told me that early drafts of and a proposal for City of Bones did use the name Darkhunters.” Tez Says: This confirms what we already knew, but it’s good to hear it from someone in Clare’s inner circle. So Clare can’t deny Darkhunters were included.

“However, while attending a publishing trade show in May 2006, Black was given a copy of one of Kenyon’s books and noticed that the term ‘Dark-Hunter appeared on its cover, trademarked. ‘This was before any book of [Clare’s] was in print,’ Black added.” Tez Says: Even back then, the term was trademarked.

“If Harry Potter fans generated the most epic wanks in the fan world, then Cassandra Clare was ground zero for some of the wankiest wanks in all of fandom.” Tez Says: OK, I just included this quote from the article’s author, Laura Miller (no relation), because I liked it πŸ˜‰

“‘Back in the day,’ Cleolinda Jones, a onetime regular at Fandom Wank, wrote to me, ‘we used to say, “The first rule of fanfic is, do not take money for your fanfic.” Because the overriding fear was intellectual property holders would sue everybody and shut fandom down.'” Tez Says: This is why many people do not approve of P2P (pulled-to-publish fan fiction).

Some SK/CC Links

Needed a place to put links for easy referral. Here they are. DISCLAIMER: I know nothing about the law. I’ve never read a Kenyon book, but read four Clare books years ago. NOTE: I’ve posted the following as a comment on The Passive Voice blog post, as well as my Tumblr (genrecats), and now here on my WordPress.

That “Clare did it first” thing is a fallacy. While it is true that Kenyon’s Chronicles of Nick were published AFTER The Mortal Instruments, Nick’s backstory is threaded throughout the Dark-Hunter series – which came out BEFORE The Mortal Instruments. This comment on a Dear Author post explains it:

Here’s a photo of an early edition of City of Bones, which includes the word “Darkhunters”, before it was changed in later printings:

Here’s a Tumblr post with screenshots of Clare’s fanfiction compared with TV/film scripts: Not word-for-word copying, but lightly rewritten. That doesn’t relate to Kenyon, though; this is just Clare’s history.

Also, Clare tried to sell merchandise of her Lord of the Rings fanfic, but she may not have gained permission from the Tolkien Estate before she did: Again, this is nothing to do with Kenyon – just Clare’s history.

I still don’t think writers unrelated to the case should worry about how the case affects them until the outcome. Kenyon isn’t trying to stop ANYONE and EVERYONE from writing specific things – just Clare. You only need to worry about “if this sets a precedent” when/if the time comes. The case is in early days yet – I’ve heard these suits can take years.

Tez in the City, Part II

-Chatted, signed, photographed with Susan Grant, Liz Maverick, Keri Arthur & Tracey O’hara.

-Liz’s The Shadow Runners is set in Australia in 2176. Not Victoria, but nevertheless I think she was chuffed to be here. And to see for herself if Australia is closer to becoming a penal colony again πŸ˜‰

-Tracey’s Night’s Cold Kiss cover art was revealed, but I’ll wait for her to share it with you first. Go bother her πŸ˜‰

Melanie Milburne‘s surgeon husband sometimes phones her for a chat whilst he’s performing surgery. Who says men can’t multi-task? πŸ˜‰ Melanie also had a trophy on her signing table – I’ll have to check award results.

Amy Andrews has an agent, but looks after her own Mills & Boon business. Her agent deals with Amy’s other works.

-If you’d like to know the mating habits of marine animals and other mammals, consult Lexxie Couper.

Jess Dee has a fabulous South African accent. It’s like the Oz one, only classier. And charming. Makes you want to hug the world. In short: fab.

-Chat and photos with Liz, Sue, Kez, Jordana Ryan, Lexxie, Jess, MaryJanice Davidson & Anthony Alongi, and Dianna Love. Didn’t chat with Sherrilyn Kenyon, but had a photo.

-Skipped out early to head to the State Library of Victoria for a free session with Justine Larbalestier & Simmone Howell. Free cupcakes – the icing was so tasty! πŸ™‚

-In times past and present, they’ve made up their own slang. Consult Simmone about the verb “rod”, and Justine the noun “spoff”.

Scott Westerfeld is tall.


Confirmed Keynote Speakers for ARRC09

According to the latest ARRC09 newsletter, paranormal authors MaryJanice Davidson and Sherrilyn Kenyon are confirmed as Keynote Speakers for the Australian Romance Readers Convention (February 20-22, 2009) in Melbourne, Victoria. And the admins have received an Expression of Interest form from S.J. Day. Here’s hoping more paranormal authors can make it, too. Oh…and by “paranormal authors”, I mean “authors of paranormal storylines”; the authors aren’t paranormal themselves. That I know of πŸ˜‰

Australian Romance Readers Convention – Melbourne: February 20-22, 2009

What are you doing February 20-22, 2009? How about attending the inaugural Australian Romance Readers Convention at the Jasper Hotel in Melbourne, Australia? It was just announced in the ARRC09 newsletter.

That’s right, readers – the city that plays home to Keri Arthur and I would love to have you here anytime of the year, but particularly during the dates above. Please note that February is still technically summer in Australia, but as the state’s (Victoria) weather is often unpredictable, you better pack clothes for all four seasons.

Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

It’s next to the Queen Victoria Market, which will be very convenient for you avid shoppers.

“But, Tezzy,” I hear you say, “this is a romance convention – where’s the freaking urban fantasy?” Glad you asked. According to the Convention blog, expression of interest forms have been received from authors such as Keri Arthur, Liz Maverick, MaryJanice Davidson and Sherrilyn Kenyon. Both authors and readers can download the Expression of Interest form at the blog. They also have a Facebook, and I think a MySpace you can join.

Please spread the word, and do let me know if you can make it – you can meet me…prepare to be disappointed πŸ˜‰