cover artist: Ravven

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Today I'm thrilled to have Ravven, the cover artist behind Rainbird and Mourning Cloak, on my blog, answering questions about her work and process. I first saw her art on DeviantArt, and fell in love with its gorgeous colors, details, and [read more] about cover artist: Ravven

saturday, with links

A couple last links from the Mourning Cloak blog tour: A review and a guest post--Making Genre Soup--at Kaidan's Seduction An extract at Feeling Fictional ** Thank you to all the bloggers, reviewers, writers, and readers who helped spread the word about Mourning Cloak's release. You made my [read more] about saturday, with links

saturday, with links

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  The Mourning Cloak blog tour goes on! Here's a lovely review by Ivana and an interview with yours truly at Willing to See Less. And another nice review at Tammy's Tea Time. *** Also, this is TOTALLY Kato's music. I revised the last scenes of Mourning Cloak to this: Guardians at the Gate by [read more] about saturday, with links

homeschool highlights

On Wednesday, the kids put on a series of short historical plays for David, as an end-of-term project. Much hilarity ensued, but this snippet from Henry VIII and His Six Wives was my favorite bit. Sir I (as Henry VIII): Wife Number 4! Miss M: I'm Anne of Cleves. Sir I: You look like a horse! I [read more] about homeschool highlights

saturday notes

Rainbird Winter Sale

At Linda Adams' blog, I'm talking about  The Lone Woman: gender imbalance in the action/adventure genre. * Kris Rusch's post on writing like it's 2009 talks about what it takes to build a writing career today. My takeaway: focus on production and quality, get my stories in front of readers, and be [read more] about saturday notes

giving thanks

(American) Thanksgiving is almost upon us. I usually like this time of year, because it's a good reminder to reflect on one's blessings. This year, however, I'm having a hard time getting into the Thanksgiving spirit (and the season of commercialism it ushers in doesn't help, either). Mainly, [read more] about giving thanks