Posted in covers, DAW, Jody Lee, New Category, writing.

In the words of Granny Weath­erwax, “I Aten’t Dead.” This is the cover for Oracle, the sixth book in The House War. I asked for it so I could post it on the web-site. And then forgot >.<. I used to be so much better at orga­ni­zation, I swear. My entire life at the moment is coffee, Cast in Honor, coffee, page proofs, tea, falling-over. I have tweeted a couple of times in the past week and consider this a major social media win for me. I apol­ogize profusely to anyone who has sent email or tumblr or facebook comments: I am on such a tight deadline (my own fault, of course) that I have no brain cells left for anything else. (Yes, this causes hilarity in my household. Sadly.)

Posted in Essalieyan, grovelling apology, Mira, writing.

I did say that I would try to post more often. Or be on-line more often. I have, of course, been less on-line. And Grave is not done. What, you say? Grave was almost done the last time you updated! And I did say that. And it is still almost done. But. I had to more heavily revise Oracle than I’ve had to revise any of the House War books. There was a long section of flashback that I wasn’t certain worked*. It worked for me, but I’m strange like that. It didn’t work in its context/placement (this will make sense when you read the book, but I will not spoil anything). And in the way of Michelle books, excising the section was painful. It wasn’t the only … Continue reading 

Posted in DAW, grovelling apology, Mira, writing.

First: I want to wish everyone who cele­brates it a Happy Thanks­giving! (In Canada, we cele­brate in October). Second: I’m sorry I’ve been off-line. Tech­ni­cally, I’m still off-line, but I get the sense that people are beginning to worry, so I wanted to quickly say: I’m alive. November 2014 has not been the best November on record. I had expected to be finished GRAVE by now — and in part, I was not writing an update because I had hoped that I would be able to say it was (or at least the first draft was) done. It’s almost done. Second, I’ve received some email asking about the situ­ation at Harlequin. For those who now wonder why, my long-time editor, Mary­Theresa Hussey, was laid off, one of dozens in an internal … Continue reading 

Posted in Audio books, Elantra.

Cast in Flame is the first of the Cast books to be published by Tantor. It was available as a download from Tantor directly; it is now available from audible​.com as well. It does not appear to have gone live on iTunes yet, but I’ll be checking and will add live links to the book page when they appear. I had a great time in London for the Worldcon. One of the best things about conven­tions – and most of the reason I attend them – is to talk to my readers. In London, I met people I’ve known on-line for almost two decades (and I may have, in one case, squeaked “You’re the lawyer!”); I know I spoke with Estara for a while before I actually looked at her name tag. People intro­duced … Continue reading 

Posted in Audio books, Books, Elantra, Mira.

It’s July 29th, 2014, and that means — in theory — that every store and on-line site that’s ordered my books should have them in stock. This means that Cast in Flame should be available for anyone who wants to read it. In this book, the idea was that Kaylin would have to deal with normal life: in particular, the normal life that involves finding a new place to live (although it’s true that most people don’t lose their old places quite the way she did). I had the idea while working on Cast in Peril, and wanted to write a novella about the apartment hunt. Because I thought it would be short enough. But by the end of Cast in Sorrow, I realized that there were compli­ca­tions, and compli­ca­tions don’t actually … Continue reading