Granted, I’m not the Pythia, a priestess, or Greek, but you can still ask me questions, if you like. And there are plenty of ways to do so, which don’t involve visiting a gas-spewing chasm, or catching me on my fifth pint at a convention. So, for ease of access, here are some routes the curious and questionable might take, in order to partake of my–ha!–wisdom.
First, and closest to hand, is the ASK ME A QUESTION page right here on this very site. For future reference, if you want to ask me a question in the comments here, this is the place for it.
Twitter is another good place for questions. I’m online off and on most days, so asking a question here is likely to get an answer fairly quickly. And hey, if you want to follow me, I’m not going to complain.
While I check it less frequently, Goodreads also provides a place to ask questions. It’s only for Goodreads users though, so if you don’t already have an account, you might want to get one.
Next up, we have my Ask.fm profile. Same deal, different design. Ask.fm allows for anonymous questions, so if you don’t feel like making an account, signing up for Twitter or Goodreads, etc. but still want to ask me something, this is the place for it.
You can also find me on most social media sites–Facebook, Tumblr, etc.–and I’m happy to take questions in those places as well, though you might have to wait a bit, until I notice.
Now, you might be asking yourself why I’m bothering to list these, or even worry about this. The answer is simple: I’m a firm believer in staying in touch with my readers. And since I don’t get invited to many conventions, events or festivals, this seemed the easiest way to do so. Whether you’re a fan of my Black Library-related work, or the Royal Occultist, or something else entirely, I’m happy to answer most questions, though I cannot put you in touch with another writer, read your stories/novel/script, or help you get something published. If you want to ask me for advice on writing, you can, but my advice almost always boils down to ‘write it/submit it/write something else’.
And there you have it.