Monthly Archives: August 2016

Posted in Elantra, covers, Shane Rebenschied.

I am sorry. I am so very late with this. I went to and returned from MidAmer­ican II, where Sheila Gilbert won a much deserved Hugo (Yes, of course I’m biased.) I had a wonderful time, met new readers and old readers, and did not drop the ball too badly (I think, again: bias). I read the prologue for War at my reading. Because that’s what I wanted to read >.>. The cover for Cast in Flight has been live on retailers for a while, so I am posting the full wrap­around cover for those of you who want to read the back :).

Posted in Appearances.

This, for those of you who will be at MidAmericon II, is where you can find me during the conven­tion. I’m really looking forward to crawling out from under a rock and seeing people :) Gateway Reading: Getting New People into Science Fiction and Fantasy Wednesday 14:00 — 15:00, 2209 (Kansas City Conven­tion Center) So… you want to engage a reader who is new to our genre. What factors should you consider? Which books or short stories, classic or recent, make the best entry points, and which should be avoided? Michelle (Sagara) West, Don Sakers, Mrs. Jen Midkiff, Arthur Chu (M) Writing Major Minor Char­ac­ters Wednesday 16:00 — 17:00, 2210 (Kansas City Conven­tion Center) Do you ever read a book and come across a char­acter that is so wonderful you want … Continue reading 

Posted in DAW, Essalieyan, covers, Jody Lee.

When I returned from Australia, where I finally finished the final revi­sion of Grave, I felt a little burned out. I went back to work on War, but progress there was slow. This happens some­times when I haven’t quite emerged from a state-of-anxiety with regards to writing — and Grave was defi­nitely that. As I’ve said before: when things are hard, I feel incom­pe­tent. When I feel incom­pe­tent, I tend to with­draw. The internet is full of bright, shiny, enter­taining things — none of which I am at that partic­ular moment. I am always at my most gregar­ious when the writing is going well. Some­thing arrived at my doorstep, liter­ally, that really helped. In the mess of dead­lines, more dead­lines, emer­gency dead­lines, page proofs, it actu­ally made me very happy — but I had forgotten entirely that it was coming. … Continue reading