In the previous post I said I did not have covers for the short stories I had not yet self-published. Apparently what I lack is brain cells. This caused a round of the usual author-arguing-with-herself. It gets loud, in here. Some people have asked for ways to buy the story, or alternately, pay me for the story (and I had to look up ko-fi, because I wasn’t aware of it. I am aware of Patreon, but at the moment, do not have one.) So I have done two things. Well, will have done two things. Hopefully. First: I have uploaded the short story, in the .99 cent category on Amazon, Kobo and iTunes. They will go live sometime within the next couple of days ummm, now. The link to the … Continue reading
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I have been writing pretty consistently in my home under my rock, which is where I often live. I miss the two days a week at the bookstore, because that’s where most of my social interactions with other adults actually took place – but I’ve been attempting to use that time to write. Instead of, you know, worry. The best thing about the bookstore for me is the ability to recommend books to readers I think will like them. This isn’t just a recommendation, though — I always ask for three books (or more) that the reader has really loved first. It’s my attempt to triangulate. I’ve been mulling over different ideas of how to speak into an entirely different wilderness, because we’re in this together, even if we … Continue reading
First: Mira is having a small sale on the ebook version of Cast in Shadow (1.99), Cast in Courtlight (3.99) and Cast in Moonlight (.99). This will continue for the month of April. Second: we are in shelter-in-place in Toronto. Because I work from home on the days I don’t work at the bookstore (which is closed to the public, but — at least for now — taking mail orders and shipping them with a skeletal crew of 2 people, one of whom is not me), and because my long suffering spouse worked for years as a freelance programmer, I expected his move to telecommuting to be painless. It’s been a bit more challenging than I thought it would be, because telecommuting isn’t freelance. He has to keep normal office hours, because he’s in contact with the … Continue reading
Today, the mass market paperback edition of Firstborn has been published and released into the wild. The links will be on the book page here, but just in case, I’ve copied them into the body of this post. Mass Market published February 2020 by DAW Books ISBN 9780756415549 • Cover art by Jody A. Lee Find it at Amazon • Indigo • Indiebound Books A Million • B & N • Powell’s • Book Depository My brief in other news update is: I have finally, on the seventh attempt, achieved new chapter one for the first book of The Burning Crown, which is as yet untitled. I have started, and am working on the also untitled Cast 16. I have received mass market page proofs for War, and copy-edits for The Emperor’s Wolves … Continue reading
This is the spoiler thread for discussion of Cast in Wisdom. Thanks for keeping spoilers to a minimum in the release post. As for me: I am now working on yet-another-beginning for the next West novel (because the start point initially skips a bunch of things that, on reflection, need to be on the page), and the beginning of the next (untitled) Cast novel.