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Posted in DAW, Essalieyan, covers, Jody Lee.

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. (I … Continue reading 

Posted in Elantra, covers, Shane Rebenschied, Mira.

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 far … Continue reading 

Posted in DAW, writing, covers, Jody Lee, New Category.

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.)

Posted in Elantra, covers, Shane Rebenschied.

So… thanks to the modern miracle of Junk folders, I did not actu­ally see the go ahead to post my cover until today. Since I have been sitting on this cover for a month or two (it feels like TWO YEARS), I was surprised to hear that the cover had gone live on Amazon​.com. I emailed my editor to ask if I could post the pre-pub version that I had, since it was live on Amazon​.com, and she said…We sent you the cover link, because I was CCed on it. But, politely. And…she was right. So I have been waiting an extra four unnec­es­sary days T.T. But, in the theory that late is better than never: Cast in Flame. This is the cover that I went to the photo shoot for. … Continue reading 

Posted in DAW, Queen of the Dead, covers, chapters, Cliff Nielsen.

Touch is coming out this month, and I haven’t posted the sample chapter yet. In fact, I don’t think I’ve posted the cover. I was kind of caught up in writing with nose-to-grind­­s­tone (which should produce sharp noses, but, well, mine still only barely holds my glasses up). So: I have a cover image to show you. The artist is Cliff Nielsen, who was respon­sible for the cover of Silence. And I also have the prologue and the first chapter. (I read the prologue at Worldcon; it was consid­ered depressing. Which, yes, it sort of is. It’s Nathan. Chapter one, however, is less so. So have both.) Touch preview. In a couple of months after Touch is published, I’ll have a spoiler heavy post about process and the writing of this book, … Continue reading