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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 … Continue 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 … 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 … Continue reading