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.
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
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
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
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