I know most of you have probably seen this on-line (at places like Amazon or B&N), but I just got the official cover released to me today, so: here’s the cover for Cast in Honor. Which I love love love. It’s more of a thematic cover than a technically accurate one — but when a cover conveys a mood or a tone to me, it works. Shane Rebenschied is, as usual, the artist responsible for the final cover; Kathleen Oudit is the art director. I want to keep them both for the rest of my career. I kind of want to enlarge the cover, print it out, and hang it on every wall in my home. As for me, I am on a kind of writing retreat (in Brisbane, which is as far … Continue reading
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Actually, let me start with the news first: Mira has bought two more Cast novels! I only have a tentative title for one: Cast in Flight. Which is all I’ll say about it until after Cast in Honor is published. — — - Here is the cover for Cast in Honor, by the inimitable Shane Rebenschied. I love this cover. I mean, I love love LOVE it. I try not to tease about covers or things I can’t share yet — but even I had to mention it when I first saw it because there’s only so many times you can bounce up and down in your household before all of your family starts avoiding you. No, I did not count the exact number of times — I wasn’t thinking Science at the time :).
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
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
I am writing this from Brisbane, in its variant of winter — which is kind of like early Fall in Toronto, but with an astonishing clarity of sky. It is the perfect weather for walking — it’s very slightly cool, but not so much that a jacket or sweater is required. I’m writing, instead, but on the balcony. I’ve finished Oracle. Or rather, I’ve finished the draft. I am hoping to lose about 20k words, starting from page one, because at the moment it is the longest of the House War books, hands down. But: thirty-one chapters, one prologue, one epilogue. Which means I have started today on Grave. Again, and have finally (late, because arg) started Cast in Honor. Because one book has to be going well, and there … Continue reading