Category Archives: Elantra

Posted in covers, Elantra, Shane Rebenschied.

So… thanks to the modern miracle of Junk folders, I did not actually see the go ahead to post my cover until today. Since I have been sitting on this cover for a month or two (it feels like TWO YEARS), I was surprised to hear that the cover had gone live on Amazon​.com. I emailed my editor to ask if I could post the pre-pub version that I had, since it was live on Amazon​.com, and she said…We sent you the cover link, because I was CCed on it. But, politely. And…she was right. So I have been waiting an extra four unnec­essary days T.T. But, in the theory that late is better than never: Cast in Flame. This is the cover that I went to the photo shoot for. I had … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, Elantra, Worldbuilders.

Today, the Worldbuilder’s auction that includes Cast in Flame went live on ebay. I am going to quote what I sent with the manu­script itself. When World­builders came around this year (2013), and Pat sent email inviting dona­tions and contri­bu­tions for his annual drive, I had my usual reaction: I looked at what everyone else was contributing, and felt inad­e­quate. (Because: writer. Everyone else’s ideas always look exciting or inter­esting or original because they haven’t been living in my head for years.) But this year I had an idea. I mean, I had several, but this particular idea did not imme­di­ately strike me as feeble or unin­ter­esting. (See: writer, above). I was, when I received the email, almost finished Cast in Flame, the 10th in an ongoing series of … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, covers, DAW, Elantra, Essalieyan, self-publishing, writing.

I have revised and submitted Cast in Flame. It’s going two places: the first, to my editor at HLQ. (She already has it). The second, to Patrick Rothfuss’ World­builders fundraiser. Yes, I am sending a copy of the submission manu­script for a book that won’t see print until the end of July, 2014, to Worldbuilder’s. It’s not there yet. I had to have it printed, and then had to change the printing so it was two sides of a page so I could have it spiral bound. I will post again when the auction goes live. I have written a bunch of Oracle words — but the book isn’t done yet. And I have been working on The Hidden City, City of Night, and House Name for the non-North American ebook market. I promised else­where … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, Elantra, Luna, writing.

This was supposed to be a post at the end of November, but November kind of got away from me, in the sense that a book was due at the end of it and it was not finished yet. But it is now December, and the book is finished, so I am allowed to post. Or sleep. Or both, although it’s harder to watch what I say when I’m sleeping. I am behind on email. I am behind on tumblr. I am behind on facebook. I will be behind on twitter as of tomorrow. I am about a week’s worth of words behind on Oracle. But: I am finished Cast in Flame. November was largely one small first world crisis after another (things like: washing machine dying), with writing wedged in … Continue reading 

Posted in Books, Business, DAW, ebooks, Elantra, Essalieyan, Luna, self-publishing, writing.

It’s Canadian Thanks­giving today — American Thanks­giving is in November. But, as I’m Canadian, we cele­brate in October in these parts :) In between my last report and this one, I finished the page proofs for TOUCH, which is scheduled for January, 2014, in hard­cover. I will have a cover to post very shortly, and will change the book on the front page at that time. I am now over half way through Cast in Flame, although I’m now wondering about the title, given the compli­ca­tions that have arisen from the events at the end of Cast in Sorrow. I am now over halfway (with luck!) through Oracle, which is the new title for the second last book in the House War series. So writing has actually … Continue reading