Category Archives: Elantra

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 

Posted in DAW, Elantra, Essalieyan, Queen of the Dead, writing.

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 

Posted in Cast, chapters, Elantra.

I managed, due to the laws of physics, to drop a bowl in the kitchen. The bowl did not survive. Sadly, a piece of flying glass decided to avenge the dish, and flew up, cutting my right pinky. Some argument occurred there­after in the household, because seri­ously, a trian­gular cut on the front pad of the pinky does not constitute an emer­gency. I grudg­ingly allowed that I would be willing to go to the hospital to see about stitches if the bleeding had not stopped within a certain time frame. So, long story short, the bleeding did not stop within that time frame, and yes, I had to uphold my end of the bargain. And now I have stitches. Typing is slightly chal­lenging, but I expect by tomorrow it will cause … Continue reading 

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