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Category Archives: Severn

Posted in Severn, Elantra, Publication.

It’s pub day for Sword and Shadow, the second of the Severn novels! Links to various retailers are on the book page on the link above :). If you find the book in the wild, send me a picture! (Forbidden Planet in the UK has signed copies — by book plate. BakkaPhoenix, the store at which I still work part-time, will have signed books, but if you want the book person­al­ized, it’s easier for me to do that because I’m in the store weekly.) I am being crushed by a dead­line that is looming like a loco­mo­tive toward a person tied to the tracks, but this is the part that makes it worth­while – knowing that I’ll finish and I’ll have a book out that I can finally share with people. 

Posted in Severn, Cast, covers, Shane Rebenschied.

Well, the month between the last report and this one has been fraught. Emer­gency copy­edits, emer­gency proof­reading, the loss of brain cells and hair caused by those two, and the usual struggle to get out from under the must-find-only-bad-things given the prox­imity between the two emer­gen­cies… Also, the next Cast book needs a title, so there’s that as well >.< Not as many actual new words written this past month on anything as I would have liked. However! As promised, here is the full Sword and Shadow cover. ETA: The artist is Shane Reben­schied, the art director Kath­leen Oudit. BEYOND THE EMPEROR’S LAW In the city of Elantra, the law is upheld by a few groups, and the most feared are the Wolves — the Emperor’s execu­tioners. The newest member of this elite … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, DAW, Elantra, Essalieyan, Queen of the Dead, writing, Severn.

It’s been an eventful behind the scenes September, and it’s not quite finished yet. First: I am going to be doing a library Zoom call. Back in the non-pandemic age, the Friends of the East Gwillim­bury library invited me to speak to library readers. In theory this was going to happen on the 20th of April. This did not happen for obvious reasons. I will be doing a Zoom library call, instead. From their email: This ZOOM  on-line event is limited to 100 people and will feature Friends board member and Sagara fan, Michelle Cowan, as moder­ator in conver­sa­tion with the author. How do I  get a ticket?  If you bought a ticket in 2020, we will honour it and send the link after veri­fi­ca­tion.  Please … Continue reading 

Posted in Essalieyan, writing, Shane Rebenschied, Severn.

Thank you. Thank you so much. The Essalieyan Novel Patreon was way more successful than I thought it would be. It was such a big ask. I didn’t want anyone who has read these books all along to feel pres­sured or guilty or oblig­ated. The author deal has always been: I write a book, the publisher publishes the book, readers buy the book. And this was … not that.  Going forward, I’ll do all Patreon stuff on Patreon, so it’ll disap­pear from this web-site except as a link in the sidebar.  But: I get to write the final arc, the final series, in the Essalieyan universe – and I will. I will write the books at the same general speed I’ve always written them, during the same writing time. The gap between … Continue reading 

Posted in Books, Mira, Severn.

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, but … Continue reading