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Posted in ebooks, Short Stories, Conventions.

Before I talk a bit about the short story, I have conven­tion news! Conflu­ence, a Pitts­burgh conven­tion, has decided to go on-line this year, shifting its name to C’mon­flu­ence. I have not done an on-line conven­tion yet, but I’ll be one of the on-line guests. I don’t have a lot of infor­ma­tion about what, exactly, I’ll be partic­i­pating in yet, but it’s free to register/join. Today’s short story — on Monday, even — is Flight. It’s the second dinosaur story (there has been no third, and it’s not connected to the first one). The only thing I remem­bered about this one – before format­ting and proofing – was the use of two names, tuck­er­iza­tions of two real life people I knew from GEnie. I didn’t remember the actual plot, just flashes of scenes; I also didn’t remember how I ended it … Continue reading 

Posted in ebooks, writing.

This is late again, for which I apol­o­gize. I thought that going back to the store two days a week would once again return a sense of the passage of time to me. This has not been proved true, sadly; I still lose track of what day it is, I just do it in bigger chunks (I thought Monday was Friday because I knew it was a workday and it … didn’t feel like a Monday). Today’s story, Turn of The Card, was written only twenty-four years ago (and published 23 years ago). I had forgotten a lot of it, and there­fore found it surprising. Also: I cried. This is prob­ably not some­thing to admit about one’s own work — but… it almost doesn’t feel like it is mine, this far from the writing of … Continue reading 

Posted in DAW, ebooks, Elantra, Essalieyan, Mira.

This month saw my thir­tieth wedding anniver­sary. I finished, and then revised for submis­sion, Cast in Wisdom, and it is, until copy-edits, at Mira. I finished a novella of ques­tion­able length (49k), which was one of two short story prompts for the pixel project charity over two years ago T_T. Speaking of short story prompts that were even less short, ahem. Today, I opened the unti­tled Severn novel, and the unti­tled first book in The Burning Crown arc. Between the two, there’s 100k words, but I had to put them aside to write Cast in Wisdom and reread all the other West words (which, to be honest, I have not quite finished yet. There’s some­thing vaguely like home­work about this, and … I’m not sure I enjoy turning the … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, ebooks, Mira.

The Australian branch of Harlequin/Mira has confirmed that as of now, the book has been cleared for publi­ca­tion. It will take the usual time to prop­a­gate from upload to consumer ready — 24 – 48 hours — and then it will be avail­able. We’re working to make sure this doesn’t happen again in future, not only because it’s frus­trating for you, but also because I (me, Michelle) feel enor­mously guilty doing book birthday posts when — yes — the book is not avail­able to everyone who can read the post.  

Posted in Audio books, ebooks, Elantra, Mira.

I thought today was Monday. While telling someone that release day was tomorrow, I real­ized that tomorrow was actu­ally today, January 23rd, 2018. That’s what January has been like, so far… Cast in Decep­tion is now out in the wild. It is avail­able in ebook and in audio­book, and Khris­tine Vham is the narrator for the latter (I’m very, very happy about this, and some­times feel I should nail her feet to the studio floor so she will always be the narrator – and this would, of course, be bad of me).