End of Year Time


Tonight I'm going to celebrate the end of 2013 with panache and class. Yep, I'm going to crack open a bottle of champagne, cook up some finger foods and pass out around 11:30PM. That's just how I roll. I'm so hardcore. I'm looking back over 2013 and I must say I'm rather pleased with what... Continue Reading →

Troll Baiting


So apparently trolls are all the rage these days. I had no idea. I love reading the blogs of authors I like to... uh, read? That sounded a lot better in my head. Anyway, so I was reading Larry Correia's blog around 5 this morning and saw that there was a troll in the dungeon. I read... Continue Reading →

The Accidental Lecture


I sent off Homeworld: Rockfall to my coauthor Eric Brown yesterday afternoon. The first draft is done (yeah, I was slacking) and though it "only" took about 5 weeks to write, that was a rough five weeks. While the book itself isn't the longest thing I've ever written (I'm looking at you, Corruptor) it is, by far,... Continue Reading →

And Now, The News


I realized that I can't post a review of The Doctor and the Dinosaurs (Mike Resnick) yet due to the simple fact that it won't be published until December. So, uh, yeah... whoops? On the plus side, that means I can go ahead and rush my next review, which is Discount Armageddon (Seanan McGuire). It was a fun, light... Continue Reading →

Book Release 2.0


Just found out that another anthology I'm in, Mental Ward: Echoes of the Past came out today. My story, Wake, which I may have mentioned a few dozen times, is in it. It's a story about an aspiring author and his new job at an old sanitarium -- and the things that go bump in the night. Is... Continue Reading →

Oops… Forgot the Title


It's a little chilly this morning, so there is some writing about to commence. First, however, I must share something. I have designed my very first book cover. No, not the art (I can't draw worth a damn), but designed the title, author name, spine design, etc. It's my first effort, but I think if I... Continue Reading →

They Knew What They Were Doing


It took me convincing an engineer that yes, this is a house and no, it doesn't have an address but it's still a residence before I finally -- finally! -- got internet hooked up today. ...aaaaaand my router promptly died. Motherf***er! At least the install was free. Considering the amount of swearing that was going... Continue Reading →

More Good News


Hill 142 has been picked up for the Hero's Best Friend anthology from Seventh Star Press. This is thrilling news, since I really stretched on the alt-history/fantasy angle of the story and was worried that it might not be well received by the editor. There was a huge element of risk involved that I wasn't used to dealing with.... Continue Reading →

The Working Man


Part of the writing process often involves sitting back, looking over what you've done, feeling pleased and accomplished with yourself, and then ruthlessly cutting most of it during the edits. My writer--brain screams in pain every time I do this. My editor--brain chuckles evilly. One of the things I've seen over the years is that... Continue Reading →

#amwriting


#amwriting is, apparently, my most popular Twitter hashtag. For some reason, it's about a million other peoples as well. Seriously, I am the least original person in the world sometimes. I'm still waiting to hear back about  Hill 142. Patience is not my strong point, especially when I'm more than ready to crank out more stuff... Continue Reading →

The Briefest July Update Possible


Another long work week ahead of me and I'm still trying to wrap up Wraithkin. It's as though my boss knows I'm almost finished with a book and has decided to make me work more than normal. Plus side, though, is that after my six days in a row I'm taking three off. Yesterday we put... Continue Reading →

Dreamers in Hell Available


Dreamers in Hell is now available for Kindle over at Amazon. The print version should be up within 24 hours (if, like me, that's what you prefer). I'm pretty certain that if you order by the end of the week, you'll have it in your hands in time to get 13 of the authors to sign... Continue Reading →

Trolling For Love


I made a huge mistake today. I got sucked back into Wikipedia. There's just something amazingly addictive about updating wiki pages while adding information, updating, and even deleting irrelevant material. It's not as though I have nothing else to do (he writes as he stares at the open word document which has been mocking him... Continue Reading →

Remove Blockage Here


I'm doing some random posting today, so if you don't want to read a very meandering post, kindly step away from the computer. It'll be for the best. I'm stuck. I'm really effing stuck. Not a writer's block, no. It's more of a "this character did this and now she's got me stuck" kind of... Continue Reading →

Dreamers in Hell cover


This is the absolutely gorgeous cover for the latest anthology I'm in, coming out at the end of this month. Dreamers in Hell contains my short Ponce de Leon story, In the Shadow of Paradise. It should be on sale at Libertycon, where many of the authors (16? 17?) featured in the book will be on hand to sign copies.

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