Hi, I'm back! Life has been oh so full, and lots of fun, so as usual, I haven't posted here. To the updates! I have finished draft 3 of the second book in the Memory Aether series and it is currently with Beta readers. While I wait for them to sink their teeth into it, … Continue reading Newsletter: Mug, Desk, & Scope
Hey friends, sorry I just kind of skipped July there for a moment. Two quick things: I have started writing Memory Aether 2 (hence the lack of updates) and am about a third of the way through. There is so much stuff in this second book everyone, it's going to be quite the read when … Continue reading MA2 Update and Spec Fic Showcase
I am super excited to say that I am officially published now! Here's the link to Memory Aether. eBook version is up, paperback version to follow in a couple of days. Aside from that big news, here's two more exciting things happening: I'm going to be at 4th Street Fantasy Convention this weekend, and on a … Continue reading Memory Aether is published!
Hi friends. Spring and summer are coming and leaving at the same time, getting tangled up in each other! One day it's almost 80ºF, the next it's rainy and dropped to 37ºF. But my favorite thing about this time of year is the tree in our front yard. I'm not even sure what kind of … Continue reading Remember Good Things
This fantastic cover was created by Sarah Nelson of Auslandish, Co. I am so happy with what she's done! Working with her was pure joy. Thank you, Sarah! Memory Aether As a memory modification specialist, the last thing Alexia expected was for her boyfriend to be her next patient. Michael insists she must erase his … Continue reading Cover Reveal!
I had worked up the courage to finally talk to one of my favorite authors at the convention this past weekend. It was right before a panel was about to begin and I wasn’t sure there was enough time. Scanning the other seated attendees frantically, I was worried she might not be in the room. … Continue reading 4th Street Fantasy convention recap
Something I discovered about how I write is that I find it hard to trust myself. That is, it’s hard to trust both my future self and my past self. I think I outline so much because I am scared that my future self will be some kind of uncreative zombie and I have to … Continue reading Trusting the future self
Last week I talked about the letter game and how it started my story. This week, I'd like to give you an unedited preview of that first letter I sent, which sparked all the things that led me to create this unique world of cyberpunk weirdness. Please note, there are mistakes in this letter. I'm … Continue reading Sneak preview
I once read a book by Caroline Stevermer and Patricia Wrede that was written as the result of the Letter Game (you can find the book here). Here's how the letter game works: Two people decide on a genre, a setting, and the character they will write in the voice of, and who will write … Continue reading The Letter Game
When I was growing up, the video game my brothers and I played constantly was Civilizations III. It was so much fun. We would compete with each other to see who could discover Railroad technology the earliest (I think my older brother holds that record for something like 600 BC but it was awhile ago … Continue reading Risk (why my book is like a Trireme)