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Posted in Elantra, Publication, Severn.

It’s pub day for Sword and Shadow, the second of the Severn novels! Links to various retailers are on the book page on the link above :). If you find the book in the wild, send me a picture! (Forbidden Planet in the UK has signed copies — by book plate. BakkaPhoenix, the store at which I still work part-time, will have signed books, but if you want the book person­al­ized, it’s easier for me to do that because I’m in the store weekly.) I am being crushed by a dead­line that is looming like a loco­mo­tive toward a person tied to the tracks, but this is the part that makes it worth­while – knowing that I’ll finish and I’ll have a book out that I can finally share with people. 

Posted in Mira, Elantra, chapters.

As Eliz­a­beth G reminded me in my last State of the Author post, it is in fact January, which is the month before February, which is the publi­ca­tion month for Sword and Shadow. While I knew on some level it was January, the lead in to February, I … somehow failed to make the connec­tion >.<. I there­fore have a first chapter and an updated home page. The first chapter can be found here (although all preview chap­ters are also linked to their indi­vidual book/bibliography pages, for future refer­ence). And now I will crawl back under my rock, taking my laptop with me because dead­lines are tighter than I thought they were by about a month, which is still doable, but. I swear my brain has become jello during … Continue reading 

Posted in Audio books, Cast, Elantra, Essalieyan, writing.

Happy (very late) New Year! I survived Christmas stress. I’m pretty certain the imme­diate family survived my Christmas stress as well >.>. I admit that I was taken by surprise, because in general I would not be consid­ered an opti­mistic person by nature, and as I mentioned else­where, I had not real­ized just how much I had been looking forward to a “normal” christmas, until Omicron hit and that went right out the window. But! After just over a week of writing holiday, I found my writing feet again, and have been getting myself back on track. First: Sea of Sorrows has finally made it to audible​.com. I’ve updated the link on the bibli­og­raphy page. This is the first time I’ve done things on my own, so I have no idea whether or … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, Elantra, Essalieyan, Audio books.

I appar­ently missed the November 2021 report, although I did post a couple of things during the absent State of the Author for November. This is kind of State of the Author for December, but with a couple of extras. First: The Queen of the Dead omnibus was published on the 7th of December. I missed the date, for which I apol­o­gize. As the title suggests, it’s the omnibus version of the three books about Emma Hall and the after­life: Silence, Touch and Grave. I admit that while reading page proofs for the omnibus, I cried. I’ve been told it’s a bit heavy, emotion­ally speaking, but if you haven’t read it and are curious, it’s avail­able now.   *** I have audio­book news as well. Tantor Media picked up the first … Continue reading 

Posted in Essalieyan, Reddit.

I am cowardly enough that I haven’t joined in — a friend told me it had already started (but r/fantasy had announced that it would be running some­time in November). I am a dinosaur, from the time when authors were told never to react to or interact with reviewers of their books — some­thing I saw the wisdom of when I encoun­tered the first goodreads author melt­down many years later. Or the next one. Or the one after that >.<. And also: reader space and author space really only over­laps in the spaces I oversee. Readers should have a place where they can, oh, hate author choices and discuss them without being afraid of a) hurting author feel­ings or b) angry/upset authors. But I thought I would mention it here for people who either want to … Continue reading