Stories, Launches, and More

In the Woods, My Voice is my latest publication, a short story which is now live in the October issue of Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show. You can read it or listen to an audio version narrated by the amazing Alethea Kontis (if you are a subscriber). To say I’m pleased is an understatement. This is my first publication in IGMS, and I’m delighted my story is the audio selection of the issue. Alethea’s done a wonderful job of narrating it. I especially love her “Grandma” voice. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Thoughts

I remember, so clearly, the first time I articulated the desire to be a science fiction / fantasy writer. I was in Grade 6, and the question had been put to us by our pretty, young, and sometimes-strict teacher Ms. Naher. I really liked her. I think we all did. I’m quite sure I used to act out for attention in class. I was always trying to impress her, or make her laugh. Continue reading

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ARCs ARCs beautiful ARCs!

Just to say that the ARCs of Markswoman have arrived, and they’re just beautiful. I can’t stop petting them….that’s totally normal, right? Hah. I’m just enjoying holding my book in my hand before it actually goes out into the world.

ARCs (Advance Review/Reader Copies) are copies of a book that are printed before actual publication – my book is being released only on 23 January 2018. They might be sent to reviewers, bloggers, bookstores or librarians. The purpose is to generate early reviews and help booksellers decide whether or not to order copies of a particular book. Continue reading

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Meet Catherine Schaff-Stump, author of The Vessel of Ra

One of the things I love most about snagging an ARC is being able to read it before most everyone else, and – sometimes – being able to ask the author questions about the book and their characters. I am so happy to welcome Catherine Schaff-Stump whose book The Vessel of Ra (The Klaereon Scroll Book 1) is being released today, 12 September. Continue reading

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A Visit from Beth Cato, author of Call of Fire (Blood of Earth #2)

Today I’m delighted to welcome Beth Cato, steampunk fantasy author of The Clockwork Dagger duology and Blood of Earth trilogy, to my blog. 15th August, marks the release of the second book in the Blood of Earth trilogy: Call of Fire. Congratulations Beth! Cannot wait to read your latest book! Continue reading

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Cover Reveal of MARKSWOMAN eek!

I’m delighted to share the gorgeous cover of my upcoming book MARKSWOMAN! With many thanks to my editor Priyanka Krishnan and the amazingly talented art department of Harper Voyager. Can’t wait to hold this book in my hands! Meanwhile I am going to admire this beautiful cover which both captures and enhances the world I have built: Asiana, a post-apocalyptic version of Asia ruled by orders of magical knife-wielding female assassins – Markswomen. Continue reading

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Washing dishes and writing words

July is the hottest month, breeding
weeds in my tulip pots, mixing
energy with ennui, stirring
deck chairs with thunderstorms.

You can see I’ll never be T.S. Eliot, and for that, I suppose, we should all be grateful. But seriously, it’s that time of year when I can scarcely make myself venture into the balcony to water my weeds – I mean plants – before sundown. The evening stretches late into the night, and then I lean on the railing and admire the lights of my city, and feel fortunate. Continue reading

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