On February 7, 2017, the third and final part of The Queen of the Dead will be published. It’s longer than either Silence or Touch by about 40%. But everyone expects that from final volumes, right? >.> It also has my favorite of the three covers, all by Cliff Nielsen. *** I couldn’t choose a single chapter as a starter. I mean, I could, but I couldn’t. So there are sort of three chapters in the sample chapter, which is here.
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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 :).
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
I know most of you have probably seen this on-line (at places like Amazon or B&N), but I just got the official cover released to me today, so: here’s the cover for Cast in Honor. Which I love love love. It’s more of a thematic cover than a technically accurate one — but when a cover conveys a mood or a tone to me, it works. Shane Rebenschied is, as usual, the artist responsible for the final cover; Kathleen Oudit is the art director. I want to keep them both for the rest of my career. I kind of want to enlarge the cover, print it out, and hang it on every wall in my home. As for me, I am on a kind of writing retreat (in Brisbane, which is as … Continue reading
In the words of Granny Weatherwax, “I Aten’t Dead.” This is the cover for Oracle, the sixth book in The House War. I asked for it so I could post it on the web-site. And then forgot >.<. I used to be so much better at organization, I swear. My entire life at the moment is coffee, Cast in Honor, coffee, page proofs, tea, falling-over. I have tweeted a couple of times in the past week and consider this a major social media win for me. I apologize profusely to anyone who has sent email or tumblr or facebook comments: I am on such a tight deadline (my own fault, of course) that I have no brain cells left for anything else. (Yes, this causes hilarity in my household. Sadly.)