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Posted in writing.

As promised, for those who have already read The Emper­or’s Wolves and wish to discuss it, this is the post on which you can do so. It goes without saying that the discus­sions will involve spoilers, and if you hate spoilers, avoid this partic­ular post. I am behind in absolutely every­thing T_T. I will be absent in a vain and flailing attempt to catch up. 2020 has not been the year for great focus =/.

Posted in Books, Mira, Severn.

Today is release day for The Emper­or’s Wolves.  As of today, the book should be avail­able in print, audio and ebook. I love the cover. I love one small element in the print version – not the title page, but the blank page that follows a title page – it’s not entirely blank. Three years ago, give or take a few months, I was one of the authors featured at the pixel project. One of the things I offered to encourage dona­tion was a short story prompt. I was willing to write about either a familiar char­acter, or a single word prompt — like, say, Dragon. The person who donated could choose. The person chose Severn. So I sat down to write a short story. Or rather, a novella. If I mirac­u­lously ended up with a short story, I’d be fine, … Continue reading 

Posted in writing.

This isn’t so much a social distancing post as an update. I’ve put the short stories on hold until the revi­sion for Cast in Conflict is done and back to the editor — it’s going to be a bit late =/. Release week for The Emper­or’s Wolves is coming up, and in theory it’s the time when I try hard to make myself more avail­able on social media — and I will try, but, well. Revi­sions. Cast in Conflict. I also believe that when it comes down to brass tacks, readers would rather have another book than … more Michelle babbling frenet­i­cally on the internet. I will, however, continue the short stories after the revi­sions are gone and the release date has been cele­brated, because we are not out of covid-19 social distancing … Continue reading 

Posted in Appearances, Conventions.

I mentioned earlier that I am one of the (many) guests at this year’s Conflu­ence — which is going online, and is called C’mon­flu­ence. It’s free — although they’re accepting dona­tions if people both want and can afford them. Most of the sessions will be held on Zoom; some of it will be held on discord — the links of which are also on the web-site. HOWEVER: all of the zoom events require regis­tra­tion or pre-regis­­tra­­tion, and there might be a channel limit to the number of people they can reason­ably support. The complete list is avail­able now on the web-site with regis­tra­tion links, and I’ve just cut and paste the parts of the schedule that actu­ally involve me >.>. I don’t quite know how the discord will … Continue reading 

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Because The Emper­or’s Wolves comes out in October, and it’s September now, which means it’s time for the preview chapter. So, this week instead of a short story, I’m posting the first chapter. You can find it on the book page, linked above, or here. (The book page has current audio pre-order links; I assume that the audio­book will be sold on iTunes, but the preorder for that hadn’t gone live yet.) Because I’m Michelle, there’s a very thin divide between being excited and being anxious. This is, sadly, normal for me, as people who have had to live with me would be happy to attest, although possibly happier at a safe distance which is harder to attain during these times of minimal excur­sion from … Continue reading