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Mike Underwood & Valerie Valdes Virtual Event: Space Operas Virtual Event - Shared screen with speaker view
Kayleigh Carpenter
24:37
Valerie, I’m halfway through Chilling Effect and OH MY GOD.
Kayleigh Carpenter
25:55
Fort Lauderdale here!
Ivy Bookshop
28:11
Annihilation Aria: https://www.theivybookshop.com/book/9781733811958Chilling Effect: https://www.theivybookshop.com/book/9780062877239Prime Deceptions (Preorder): https://www.theivybookshop.com/book/9780062877253
Michelle Steiner
36:44
This reading eases the pain of not being able to go to SF fandom cons, a little. Thanks, writers and Ivy!
Paul Weimer
36:56
:Claps:
Ivy Bookshop
37:26
*applause*
Paul Weimer
38:02
Having read both, yes, they are working in similar spaces and vibes that readers of one are more likely to enjoy the other.
Kayleigh Carpenter
43:19
IM OBSESSED WITH THE VOICES YOU’RE GIVING THEM OMG!
Kayleigh Carpenter
45:02
Vakar sounds like Spock when you read him, and honestly that’s how I hear him in my head.
Ivy Bookshop
47:50
*clapping!!*
Kayleigh Carpenter
47:53
AHHHHH!!!!
Ivy Bookshop
48:00
Now would be a great time to put your questions in this chat box : )
Paul Weimer
48:01
:Claps:
Michelle Steiner
48:03
Bravo to both!
Paul Weimer
49:24
Both of your novels really feature found families, and that seems to be a theme in novels lately. Why do you think that is and what do you like in your own found family stories that you read?
Kayleigh Carpenter
49:26
Valerie, as a fellow SoFla author trying to traditionally publish, what was your revision process / query process like?
Kayleigh Carpenter
50:34
ALSO, more importantly, Can you describe exactly what Vakar looks like? I see him as like… a giant bug humanoid?
Kayleigh Carpenter
51:11
Mike, What was your favorite chapter or scene sequence to write in Annihilation Aria?
Paul Weimer
52:00
Both of your novels are not "Hard" SF but rather rely on characters and situations and social ties more than the design and heavy technical specs of a hyperdrive. What draws you both to write in that space rather than with the "net up"?
Kayleigh Carpenter
01:01:55
GIRL, NO. I MUST KNOW LMAO. I stan Vakar and Eva and I NEED TO KNOW.
Paul Weimer
01:05:23
How do you like using food and the rituals and details of food to explore culture, worldbuilding and character?
Kayleigh Carpenter
01:08:23
WELLACTUALLYITWOULDTAKEALOTMORETIME
Paul Weimer
01:15:28
I think I asked too many :)
Kayleigh Carpenter
01:15:53
I appreciate your answers! :)
Kayleigh Carpenter
01:19:19
Also, the biggest congrats for getting the green light for a third in the series, Valerie!
Paul Weimer
01:24:31
Dang I want to game with both of you.
Kayleigh Carpenter
01:34:59
Wow, thank you. I appreciate both of your insight! I’m mentally prepared for a long road, it’s almost comforting to know its the norm.
Paul Weimer
01:35:53
Thank you both for doing this
Paul Weimer
01:35:56
This was great
Ivy Bookshop
01:36:08
https://www.theivybookshop.com/upcomingevent/14175
Kayleigh Carpenter
01:36:09
Thank you!
Kayleigh Carpenter
01:37:55
hear hear!