Marianne Plumridge is an Australian artist who lives in Rhode Island, USA, with her husband, illustrator Bob Eggleton. They share their home with approximately 1,000 Godzilla monsters, and about twice that many dinosaurs, toys, and other odd beasties and creatures. The rest of the house is occupied by: numerous books, paintings, art materials, and CDs. It really is a creative atmosphere, where inspiration is never lost for long. Marianne has shown her paintings of fantasy and marine fantasy at many convention art shows over the last three years, and has won several prizes. She was a nominee for three Chesley Awards for 1999, one of which was 3D. Her illustration work can be viewed at www.marianneplumridg.com. Currently, Marianne has returned to her fine art roots, and is participating in a personal 'Painting of the Day' project, to refine her oil painting techniques. Subjects include birds, still life, many flowers, some landscape work, and whatever else catches her eye. Most of these are painted very small, because Marianne is indulging her love of working miniature 'alla prima' – wet into wet style, in one sitting. The results can be found online at: 'Daub du Jour' – http://daubdujour.blogspot.com/ In connection with her long held writing ambitions, Marianne writes book reviews and notes on her second Blog, 'Muse du Jour' – http://musedujour.blogspot.com/ Finished works of fiction have found their way into magazines and anthologies over the years, as well as articles and essays.
Recently published - Anthology: Strange Pleasures #3 - contained "The Devil's Bowl" - 2005
|Fri||1400||What Do You Read Passionately Besides SF||Is cross-genre reading all that popular? Can an author of one genre rightly expect his/her readers to follow when the author switches genres? What, as a fan, do you like to read? Do you read outside that genre? As an author, do you write outside that genre?||Grant CARRINGTON, Kelly LINK, Kirsten (KJ) BISHOP, Marianne PLUMRIDGE-EGGLETON, Susan DE GUARDIOLA, Carolina GOMEZ LAGERLOF|
|Sun||1000||The Economics and Sociology of Abundance||Over millennia, humankind has grown steadily richer. Eventually, will money no longer be an issue? How will this culture of plenty affect human motives and interactions? Are the motives we see in today's SF believable in an ultra-wealthy far-future setting?||Marianne PLUMRIDGE-EGGLETON, W A THOMASSON, Mike SCOTT, Tore Audun HØIE|
|Mon||1000||Mysteries: Cross-Overs, Overlaps and Marketing||Some fans read both mysteries and SF/F; while others read from only one genre. But when Glen Cook's works show up on the mystery shelves, and Laurel K. Hamilton's are now labeled SF/F, what difference do marketing lines and writing styles make?||Carolina GOMEZ LAGERLOF, Chris COOPER, Marianne PLUMRIDGE-EGGLETON, Mark L. VAN NAME, Patricia MACEWEN|