Now that I’m getting to know more authors here in France, I thought I’d feature one from time to time. And the first person I want to tell you about is Georgia Caldera.
Georgia was sitting on the other end of the signing table from Rachel Caine and me during the Welcome to Mystic Falls 2 conference, and both she and her vampire novel, Les Larmes Rouges (translation: “Red Tears”), looked so interesting I had to go over and introduce myself.
She had some illustrations from her book tacked up behind her and I commented on how amazing the artwork was. Turns out she did them too. So she’s not only a writer but also an artist. No, of course I’m not jealous.
*Amy draws stick figure* *is inordinately proud, and tapes it to the fridge*
Ahem, where was I? Oh yes…author AND artist…
Georgia’s book was so thick that with my slow-going French reading I was worried it would take me all year to read it, but when I saw that she had created an “Artbook” to go with it, I jumped at the chance to own some of Georgia’s work. And she, very sweetly, bought my book in return.
I took the book home and devoured both its images and the great quotes from the book that she chose to go with each one. And then, when I was at my reading at l’Antre Monde a couple of weeks ago, someone mentioned her and said that she had won the Prix Merlin – a French literary prize awarded for works of fantasy and supernatural.
So…if you read French, be sure to check out Georgia’s prize-winning vampire novel Les Larmes Rouges. And even if you don’t you must take a look at her Les Larmes Rouges Artbook, which is illustrated with gorgeous images like this:
Both can be purchased on her editor Editions du Chat Noir’s site.
Oh, and she had her picture taken with Ian too. 🙂
And a huge congratulations to Georgia for winning the Merlin Prize!!!