The Adventure of Creation: out now!

The Adventure of Creation anthology is now out!

The Adventure of Creation cover

Get it now at Amazon (in either print or e-book versions)

(I’ll update this page as it goes live in other stores)

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Also, you can now get print copies of both Rainbird and Mourning Cloak via Createspace (or from Amazon itself). They’ve been available for a while, but–ahem–I haven’t been too good about mentioning that.

And for the record? They both look AWESOME in real life.

proofs! and a release!

My proofs for Rainbird and Mourning Cloak arrived earlier this week.

Aren’t they pretty?

Proofs

They look EVEN BETTER in real life.

There really is nothing like seeing your name on the cover of a physical book. I had an ear-to-ear grin on my face for about an hour after they came.

Right now, David’s checking them for errors (I know, I know, I’m spoiled). They should be ready to go in a week or so. Keep an eye on this space!

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One Small Step

One Small Step: an anthology of discoveries launched last weekend at Conflux. Jo Anderton and I have a story in there. “Sand and Seawater” has already gotten some nice shout-outs on Goodreads, and the anthology as a whole has been favorably reviewed in places like Publisher’s Weekly.

Next week, I’ll post about our experience collaborating on this story.

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I’ve been busily working away on some short stories for the past couple of weeks, including some broken fairy tales for a follow-up to Shattered. I’m hoping to get that out in June and then buckle down to Ironhand and release that a couple months later.

What are your writing plans? Do you have any new or upcoming releases? Let us know in the comments!

saturday, with links

mourning cloak tour banner

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

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Thank you to all the bloggers, reviewers, writers, and readers who helped spread the word about Mourning Cloak’s release. You made my launch week the best ever!

And now, we will return to our regularly-scheduled blogging here, with links to pretty covers, discussions about movies and books, updates on my other creative endeavors, and–oh, why not?–some thoughts about the educamation of children.

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Tabs open on browser:

The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar

The 100 best movies challenge, at Catherine, Caffeinated

Journey North starts its 2013 Mystery Class! (This is a GREAT geography project for upper elementary/middle school).

And there’s a recipe for halwa, as well, but I won’t link to it since I ended up modifying it (plus it forgets to tell one when to add the sugar, a rather important step! and I had to use vegetable oil instead of clarified butter, which might’ve also affected the taste–it was close to what I’m used to, but not quite)

Mourning Cloak’s here!

Mourning Cloak

Kato Vorsok is a man deserted by his god. A failed hero living in exile, he wants nothing to do with his old life.

Until the night he encounters a wounded mourning cloak—a demon that can walk through walls, dissolve into mist, and spear a man’s heart with a fingernail.

She calls him by name. She knows his past. She needs his help.

And she is his key to redemption.

Mourning Cloak is a science fantasy novella of about 22,000 words.

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords

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To celebrate the release, a number of bloggers are going to be talking about Mourning Cloak for the next week!

Today, I’m at Snarky Bird Book Reviews, talking about the cover design process.

3 Reasons Why You Should Subscribe To My Newsletter

You guys! I was just working on my first. ever. newsletter which is going out on Monday. And yes, I’m going to encourage you to sign up for it.

Why? Three reasons:

1. Never miss out. If you enjoy my work, make sure you don’t miss out on any of my upcoming releases. Let’s face it. Sometimes life gets busy; we drop out of Twitter and nuke our RSS feed readers and disappear from the Internet. My low-frequency newsletter delivers news of my published fiction right to your Inbox. Your time is valuable, and so is mine. My newsletters will be short, sweet, and come out no more than once a month (realistically, more like once a quarter–a fast writer I am not!).

2. Coupons! I love to thank my readers with coupons for my work, which you can use at Smashwords.

3. Exclusive content. This will mostly be short fiction, though I’m open to other suggestions (character interviews, for instance). The newsletter exclusive for this month? A short story set in Highwind, featuring a girl who sets off into Deep Night to rescue her sister from wither women.

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Speaking of Highwind and Mourning Cloak, my early reviews are all asking for more stories set in this world. My muse has obligingly handed me about four more Highwind stories, including a direct sequel to Mourning Cloak. I guess I’d better get cracking!