Today is release day for The Emperor’s Wolves. As of today, the book should be available in print, audio and ebook. I love the cover. I love one small element in the print version – not the title page, but the blank page that follows a title page – it’s not entirely blank. Three years ago, give or take a few months, I was one of the authors featured at the pixel project. One of the things I offered to encourage donation was a short story prompt. I was willing to write about either a familiar character, or a single word prompt — like, say, Dragon. The person who donated could choose. The person chose Severn. So I sat down to write a short story. Or rather, a novella. If I miraculously ended up with a short story, I’d be fine, … Continue reading
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I’ve been given permission to post or reveal this: The cover for the upcoming Severn novel, The Emperor’s Wolves. I love it! I really, really wanted to share it here. Kathleen Oudit, the art director, and Shane Rebenschied the artist, did a fabulous job! Now, I can! Below is the back cover text, which I will attempt to post with covers from now on. AT THE EMPEROR’S COMMAND Multiple races carefully navigate the City of Elantra under the Dragon Emperor’s wing. His Imperial Wolves are executioners, the smallest group to serve in the Halls of Law. The populace calls them assassins. Every wolf candidate must consent to a full examination by the Tha’alani, one of the most feared and distrusted races in Elantra for their ability … Continue reading
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
I am, for the moment, done with the Writing Process posts, in part because they were an attempt to answer a question which has cropped up in different ways over the last few years. They were an enormous amount of fun for me. I do have one more post — about the evolution of process — but it’s half-finished, and it has been set aside in favour of taxes. Which is about as much fun as it sounds. Taxes are being done early this year because the annual writing retreat has been moved forward to the end of April. Which would mean I’d be in a different country at about the time Tax Panic sets in. So: early tax filing for me. Writing news: First, the … Continue reading
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.