Author Archives: michelle

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Today, the mass market paper­back edition of First­born has been published and released into the wild. The links will be on the book page here, but just in case, I’ve copied them into the body of this post. Mass Market published February 2020 by DAW Books ISBN 9780756415549 • Cover art by Jody A. Lee Find it at Amazon •  Indigo • Indiebound Books A Million •  B & N •  Powell’s • Book Depos­i­tory My brief in other news update is: I have finally, on the seventh attempt, achieved new chapter one for the first book of The Burning Crown, which is as yet unti­tled. I have started, and am working on the also unti­tled Cast 16. I have received mass market page proofs for War, and copy-edits for The Emper­or’s Wolves … Continue reading 

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This is the spoiler thread for discus­sion of Cast in Wisdom. Thanks for keeping spoilers to a minimum in the release post. As for me: I am now working on yet-another-begin­ning for the next West novel (because the start point initially skips a bunch of things that, on reflec­tion, need to be on the page), and the begin­ning of the next (unti­tled) Cast novel.  

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January 28, 2020 is book day for Cast in Wisdom, the chron­i­cles of Kaylin Neya’s life as a police officer in the city of Elantra. I’ve written, or attempted to write, the following para­graphs multiple times since I reached my computer, but… I always ending up heading to spoiler terri­tory and have to back up and try again. So: there’s some­thing in the book that moves toward changes that I other­wise can’t speak about on a book’s release day T_T but I’m excited to have you read it! In other news: In the way of writers, the book that has been tormenting me is not Cast in Wisdom. Because I failed to take a step and land on my foot, the revi­sion for the next novel — The Emper­or’s Wolves — has only just … Continue reading 

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I first “met” Mike Resnick through the long defunct GEnie. I had written a novel. I had, after revi­sions, sold it. I joined SFWA, and because I was a member of SFWA, I was given access to the SFWA RT. A chat room was attached to it, and Mike Resnick was frequently in the chat room. I spent time in the chat room. Mike Resnick frequently made me laugh. Loudly. He had an almost sibling-like desire to tease, and he did. I was afraid of meeting real profes­sionals. Why? Because I don’t always remember how to behave. Because I say what I’m thinking far too often. FAR too often. Because I over-focus some­times and my thoughts become a runaway train and in the end the only thing I am concen­trating on is conveying … Continue reading 

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I’m answering a ques­tion that was asked on twitter that prob­ably won’t be of general interest, but, well. It’s a ques­tion about the dedi­ca­tion of Cast in Decep­tion. Over on Twitter: @msagara Hey, a few years ago a few of my friends and I turned up in the special thanks section of your novel “Cast in Decep­tion*”. We were really excited about the shout out but I’m wondering, why did we turn up there exactly? The answer is a tiny bit circuitous — which is to say, this won’t seem like an answer until closer to the end. * PART ONE My house­hold is basi­cally a geek house­hold — a house full of people who drift from one end of the over-focused spec­trum to the other (can walk into moving cars … Continue reading