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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 

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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 

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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 

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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.