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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Posted in Appearances.

On May 5th, 2012, I will be setting aside my book­seller hat at Bakka-Phoenix books in Toronto, and donning the slightly more nervous author hat, from 3 – 5 p.m., where I will be signing my upcoming novel, Silence. Come and keep me company! There will be food, non-alchoholic bever­ages, and books, and me in my mostly native setting.   ETA: One of the best things about a post like this is discov­ering where other people are reading from. Even if they can’t come to see me :).

Posted in writing, Miscellaneous.

I’m asked, semi-frequently, to join Goodreads. I actu­ally started this post as part of a FAQ I’m working on, but then it got too long to be useful there. (I know this will come as a huge shock to all of you.) So! Here it is. I haven’t joined Goodreads, yet. This is not because I don’t read — I do — or because I don’t want to interact with my readers — I do, obvi­ously, which is why I have this website, my Face­book page, my Twitter feed and hope­fully, if I can figure it out, my Tumblr. (There’s an “Ask me anything” link at both the top and the bottom of the Tumblr page, and it sends the ques­tion to my inbox, where I can answer it, and the answer will be posted. In theory.)3Continue reading 

Posted in DAW, Queen of the Dead, Miscellaneous.

This is my new home on the web. It has, among other things, a home page — which is largely meant for people who surf by and want infor­ma­tion, rather than inter­ac­tion. I couldn’t actu­ally figure out how to transfer the blog subscriber list from the word​press​.com blog to this one, so if you want to continue to get email alerts when a new post goes up, you’ll need to subscribe here. I have a new Face­book page — which is on the sidebar. I have a Tumblr account which I’ve never really used, and I’m consid­ering using it for ques­tions & answers — as in, I’ll answer ques­tions there if they’re asked. I’ll also continue to answer ques­tions here. I have a new email address: michelle@​michellesagara.​com. And I have a new book, due on the first … Continue reading 

Posted in DAW, Queen of the Dead, writing.

Writing was severely trun­cated for about ten days while I and a strep bug had a heated battle over who was in charge of my throat and ears. I won. I fell behind in, oh, every­thing, while I was sick. I have an on-sale date for Cast in Peril, as the sell sheets arrived at the store while I was sick. The date is September 25, 2012. I’m waiting copy-edits and line-edits, but for the moment, the book is out of my hands. Touch, the sequel to Silence, is possibly the most diffi­cult book I’ve ever attempted to write, which, given Silence was one of the easiest, is respon­sible for the loss of great clods of hair. Some­times books surprise me. My new web-site is almost ready to … Continue reading