A website dedicated to Sheri Tepper's works…

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Messages from Ms. Tepper

Sheri writes…

a fan asked about doing an end run around the publishers who delay and wait for million copy deal, and Sheri returns… I have thought of self publishing the original books. The short ones that came in triplets. and another letter asks… ” what your inspiration was for The True Game, because it’s one of the most truly original ideas I’ve ever seen” Sheri writes back… I have never once been able to answer the question, “What was your inspiration for this book or that book or some other book.” In the first place, my books sort of sprout. I…

Now we know that Sheri has cats…

I received this letter and passed it on… Dear Miss Tepper, I’ve been an avid reader of your books since I first discovered “Necromancer Nine” in my local library in 1984. I doubt that I can adequately convey the joy that your writing has brought to me over the years; suffice it to say that, as a bookaholic who reads anything well written regardless of genre, you are my absolute favourite author, and in my opinion, have the most original mind I’ve ever encountered in any literature. Just a small “thank you” for all the pleasure you’ve brought to me,…

Steve gets a response from Sheri:

Steve: Most of the people who have been kind enough to write to me saying they have been amused, pleased, touched, or infuriated by my books have been women for the first three and men for the last one. Of course, when I started writing, the standard female sci-fi character was either a wonder woman clone or a woman waiting to be rescued by the hero. I was asked to speak once at a sectarian university and was cautioned a few days before the scheduled appearance that I should not say anything contradicting their religious position. Since everything I’ve ever…

Sheri responds to a reader’s question…

“P.S. When might we expect your next book to be released?” Last book was hung up, first at agents, then at publishers who let me know I was at the end of a long string of submissions. So, don’t know. I’m in the middle of the next one after the next one, which I have a hunch will have a better chance of getting through the road blocks. Thing is, there are an awful lot of good young writers out there, and I was never a big, big seller– what they call “A Library author.” The libraries buy them more…

Hayley and Amanda ask…

My friend and I just read “Beauty”. It is our all time favorite novel! We were wondering what your inspiration was for writing this novel? We want to make an amazing book report/presentation on this novel and adding an interview question would send it over the top. —and Sheri responds— One night I got to thinking about all the fairy stories and weird books I had most enjoyed as a young person (This was before television, movies were maybe once every three months or fewer, we lived way out in the country with no other children anywhere around, so I…

A poem from Sheri for her fans

Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

July 2012 – Sheri S. Tepper writes…

“I just received a note from my agent telling me that Six Moon Dance and The Companions are going to be on 99 cent ebook sale from September 4 until October 2. Might want to let people know… Also, he’s got something going e-book wise with the early, Peter, Jinian, Mavin books. Ill keep you informed.” Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

Grass would make a wonderful movie…

To Ms Tepper and/or publicist, Has there been any suggestion of making a movie from the novel “Grass”? This is a visually powerful story combined with many issues that are socially relevant to our world. The concept of a world where all species are linked by metamorphosis is a brilliant notion. There is much about this story that I imagine could appeal to the likes of Steven Spielberg, James Cameron or George Lucas? Please consider my suggestion. Could you rewrite the story as a screenplay? Thank you for your inspirational stories. Regards, Jeffrey A W. Ms. Tepper writes back…  …

In answer to a question…

I’m writing to you because I was wondering if there was a fuller description of the various classes of Gamesmen in the True Game world. While some of them, like Pursuivants, are pretty thoroughly described, and the big 11, who each have one power, as fairly clear, I was hoping to get a better picture of the limitations and nature of some who are barely mentioned in any of the three trilogies (Prophets, Churchmen, Phantasms, and Archangels, for example). Do you have, somewhere, a chart or description of how each class can use its powers? Is there a published form?…

A note about ebook errors…

Sheri wanted us to know.. When older books are picked up for ebook reissue, they don’t have an original e-file on them—too long ago. So, they outsource the making of the efile to places like India, where the results are as you see, messy. The people speak English, but the niceties may escape them. Or the vocabulary. Anyhow, that’s why, and he says it’s driving most of his clients crazy! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post