Friday, February 13, 2009

2/14, Second Life Book Reading


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.

If you're already signed up for Second Life, I hope you'll drop by for the readings. Slurl: http://slurl.com/secondlife/West%20of%20Ireland/44/157/29
My avatar name: Lyza Darkstone

7 Comments:

Blogger Jacquie Rogers said...

I'm in Second Life but I would have no idea whatsoever how to drop by anywhere for anything. I really need to figure this thing out. Good luck with your reading!

Jacquie

3:04 PM  
Blogger Lynda Hilburn said...

Thanks, Jacquie! I'm still trying to figure it out, too!

4:39 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

I'm in Second Life too, but there's no way to find your reading without an "SLURL", or Second Life URL. Looking up your name there would not help, but the name of your avatar might. However, you didn't include that either. Please post both here, and also on the BU list, please!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Lynda Hilburn said...

ACK! Thanks, Jeremy. I told you I'm a beginner! Here is the slurl:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/West%20of%20Ireland/44/157/29

And my avatar name is Lyza Darkstone.

I'll post at BU.

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Mandy said...

Good luck Lynda! I'm sure it'll be alot of fun. You're going to sound great.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Rae Lori said...

Hiya Lynda! SL is great! Awesome to see you'll be hanging out in-world. :-)

I'll have to drop by WoI to check out your reading! Mind if I send a friend request your way?

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Lara said...

Wow, this is intense stuff! I have to admit to reading the Twilight" series right now... it's eye candy in the 1st degree, and just plain fun. I'll look forward to delving into your books as well. Welcome to Blog Babes!

4:33 PM  

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