Greetings! My name is Jennifer Estep, and I’m the New York Times bestselling author of the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. I also write the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series, and I’m the author of the Bigtime paranormal romance series.
So this is my first post as a Magical Musings blogger, and as I sat down to write it, I couldn’t help but think that life works in strange ways. Back in the mid-2000s when I had just sold my first book, I needed to set up my own website. So I started looking around at author websites, and I ran across Edie’s site. I liked the style, so I e-mailed her to see who the designer was. She graciously took the time to answer all my questions.
Over the years, Edie and I have become friends, e-mailing about books, writing, and cheese (we both love cheese), among other things. I got to meet Edie in person, and I’ve also hung out with Liz, Michelle, and some of the other Magical Musings folks at various conferences. They are all fabulous folks.
And now, here I am, years later, blogging with Edie, Liz, Michelle, and all the other Magical Musings folks. And it all started with that first e-mail to Edie asking about her website.
Yeah, life really does work in strange ways sometimes. So the next time you e-mail an author with a question, tweet with someone about a book that you’ve both enjoyed, or chat with someone at a conference, just remember that you could be starting a beautiful friendship.
Strange ways can be good ways. Cheers, everyone!
To celebrate my first official post at Magical Musings, I’m giving away a print copy of Heart of Venom, my latest Elemental Assassin book. To enter, leave a comment on this post talking about some of the ways your life has been strange or good, or some of the friendships you’ve made.