Are you familiar with Second Life? I wasn't until one of my author friends nagged me into checking it out. I'm still such a beginner that I wind up stuck in walls or descending through floors every time I go there. But, my friend is certain about the potential benefits of this strange world for authors. I've read things about the high porn content in Second Life, but there is a high porn content in every internet area. In my brief explorations of SL, I haven't had to deal with anything I found unpleasant. (There was one fellow following my friend and I around for a little while. He said he was looking for a d**k, and did we know where he could get one? We told him to scram and he did.)
My friend put us in touch with a lovely woman who holds book/poetry readings in the West of Ireland. Another author (Melissa Mayhue) will join me tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. mountain time) in Second Life for a "performance." She'll be reading from her latest time travel romance, A Highlander of Her Own, and I'll be reading from my latest, Dark Harvest. We'll also be answering "audience" (the avatars of those who have come to the event) questions live. I'll be trying out my new Snowball microphone.
My avatar name: Lyza Darkstone