Posted in writing.

April’s end was all about taxes. Taxes, taxes, more taxes. I filed my fiscal 2016 taxes on the 29th of April (due 30th). Yesterday I filed my HST 2016 report (due June/2017), and I am officially done with taxes until the same time next year. Before taxes consumed four days of my life, I finished Cast in Deception. HOWEVER… when I say I’m finished, what it means is, I’ve figuratively typed “the end”. I have gone from page one to page 500+. When my editor says I’m finished, it means an entirely different thing. When I say I submitted Cast in Deception (which has not happened yet), it means that, having typed “the end”, I have started at the beginning … Continue reading 

Posted in DAW, Elantra, Essalieyan, writing.

March was eventful for me, since I usually stay at home and hide under large rocks. I participated in the pixelproject fundraiser. As of this morning, I have mailed or hand-delivered two of the three books that donors chose in that auction (the third is not finished, not published, and promised to the third donor when both of those things occur); I have had the absolute pleasure of speaking with the readers who chose the 30 minute hangouts. During the month, however, I continued my normal writing schedule, with a brief break of two days to attend a convention. So, this is where the writing currently stands. Cast in Deception, as it is currently called, is due in April; it … Continue reading 

Posted in writing.

Because I’ve worked in an SF/F specialty store since 1986, I haven’t attended conventions in Toronto as an author; during those, we have a table at the convention and we also need to keep the store open, so I’m seldom an author in Toronto, because: bookseller. BUT: I will be at the Ad Astra table at the Toronto Comic Con, for those of you who are local, or close to local, on the 18th and 19th of March, 2017. It’s at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. During the signing times, we’ll have books for sale, but if there are specific books you want signed (ummm, by me–and yes, I have signed other author’s books at customer request, but only once), … Continue reading 

Posted in DAW, Queen of the Dead.

First: a reminder. I’m taking part in the pixel project fundraiser. This means I will be doing a google hangout on the 17th of March, at 8:30 EST. There will be an indiegogo fundraiser as well, but I’ll post a link to that when it goes live. Second: HOUSE WAR in audio book is available at audible.com until the 27th, as part of their First in a Series sale. —— Kick asked: Grave was worth waiting for. I’m curious, though, why this particular book was so difficult for you? And I started to answer, and then realized I couldn’t really answer without, oh, spoilers. SO: SPOILER ALERT. STOP READING IF YOU HATE SPOILERS. *** The difficulty goes back to Touch. … Continue reading 

Posted in Audio books, Books, DAW, ebooks, Queen of the Dead, self-publishing.

Today, Grave is officially out in the wild. Book Three of The Queen of the Dead, it’s available in hardcover. I’m both nervous and excited because the series is finished with this book. Grave is longer, by about 55k words, than either Silence or Touch. But everyone expects the last book to be longer, right? I went into the store and signed the copies that arrived, and I’ve stubbed my toe on the boxes in the hall (author’s copies – I swear stubbing my toes on a box is how I know a book is real). I can sign/dedicate books if you order them through the store – but as we’re not amazon, the postage is not cheap =/. The Audio book, narrated … Continue reading