Monday, March 23, 2009

I Finally Found It!

Great rejoicing commenced at my computer desk the other day. Not for anything exceptional (like a book deal or having finished the edits of Conventional Demon), but for the answer to a nagging question that has sat at the back of my mind for at least a year and a half.

While I was at work (at the day job I quit), during a break (I'm sure), one of my friends sent me a link to this fabulous website. I spent the next forty-five minutes immersed in it, and I loved it so much, I knew I would remember its name forever.

I promptly forgot it.

I've been halfheartedly searching for the site every since. Thanks to Book Flap, I've found it again!

The site is called There, you can type in the name of an author you like, and it creates this very cool brainstorm-esque moving diagram of similar authors to help you find new authors you might like. Give it a try. I promise you'll love it.

Unfortunately, first-time author Chris Salvatore (interviewed this week on NON) is too new be included on the site. The same is true for all the other fabulous authors NON has interviewed. However, you can help them be included by going to the Suggest a New Writer page (or simply by entering their name in the provided field, then confirm the name by clicking on the link. And don't forget to swing over the to see today's new interview.


TikiBird said...

Yes, I'm SURE you were checking out that website on your lunch hour. LOL

Thanks for the site. It's awesomely fun, if a little puzzling sometimes. ("JK Rowling" isn't listed, but "Joanne K. Rowling" is.) If you click back farther on the site, there are similar sites for movies and music, too!

Rebecca Chastain said...

I think since it's a public-run, public-entered site, it can cause misspellings and weird things like with JK Rowling. I noticed that Laurell K Hamilton is in there with "Laurell" misspelled and without the "K." Nevertheless, it offers a lot of new authors (and new movies and music, apparently) to check out.