Category Archives: Essalieyan

Posted in DAW, Essalieyan, chapters.

ETA: First­born will be avail­able in ebook and hard­cover on the 19th of February, 2019. This is a hectic release month, the first time I have ever had two books published at essen­tially the same time. No, this was not partic­u­larly smart on my part, but I didn’t want to push either book back a month. It’s been three and three quarter years since the last West novel was published, and in the main, as a reader, I don’t care if two books I want are published in the same month. My pock­et­book might whine a little, but I am gleeful, because that’s just the way I am as a reader. Of other people’s books. Most authors can’t read their own books as if they’re readers, sadly. I posted the prologue … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, Essalieyan, Mira, Publication.

It’s pub day for Cast in Oblivion. Print books are in stores in North America – and prob­ably in specialty SF/F stores in the UK and Australia. The audio­books appear to be avail­able every­where. The ebooks appear to be avail­able every­where but Australia/NZ. Anything that can be done from here is being done — I’m really, really sorry because I honestly love my Australian fans T_T. To cele­brate this, I have commis­sioned a map. If you look at the menu bar, there’s a new tab, MAPS, and the drop down has the map for the City of Elantra, done by Mati Demers. (Where by cele­brate, I mean that I real­ized I actu­ally needed a bit of a visual guide after all this time, because I am terrible at mapping, and at reading maps. I am one … Continue reading 

Posted in Books, DAW, Elantra, Essalieyan, writing, Mira.

It’s me, and if I’m warning you that this will be long, well. This is prob­ably going to be long. I did consider split­ting it into two posts, but there doesn’t seem to be a length limit in Word­Press, so. (For the record, my long-suffering husband suggested that I split it into three. Yes, he survived.) So, first: The Sun Sword has been reis­sued in trade paper­back (which is the larger, non-stan­­dard-size paper­back format). Yes, this means they are more expen­sive, sorry =/. This happened in July, but I didn’t find out about it until the end of August. I’ve added the rele­vant infor­ma­tion to the book pages here. I am not, as will become imme­di­ately obvious, much of a photog­ra­pher >.<. As you can … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, DAW, Elantra, Essalieyan, writing, Mira, Jody Lee.

I appear to have missed the month of June =/. This month, I turned in Cast in Oblivion. I have not turned in First­born yet, but will hope­fully finish it before the end of this month; it was more compli­cated to split the book than I’d orig­i­nally intended, and required a couple of running starts, but I am now on the (new) last chapter. I am very glad that I don’t have to worry about the length of the book, since it was the shorter half of the split. Jody Lee, the cover artist, finished the emer­gency Unplanned Novel cover before I finished the revi­sion >.>. I will share when I can. I am writing the first Severn novel next, Elantra-wise. The next Cast novel should be about … Continue reading 

Posted in Elantra, Essalieyan.

I have been writing. And revising. I am almost finished Cast in Oblivion in first draft. Almost. I am half-way through the revi­sions neces­sary to make First­born a book – although that’s a best guess, because it’s not as exact a metric. Doing my taxes did not, demon­strably, kill me. I have not heard back about the Severn books, beyond yes we do want them. So: unless some­thing changes in the future, they will happen. The minute I have certain news, I will share it. I used to think that “still writing” was … not very much of an update. I felt a bit self-conscious about posting “still writing” news – I assumed that people would assume that I was still writing, and there was there­fore nothing of substance to report to them. But: some news. … Continue reading