Review: Empire of the Goddess by Matthew Warner

Disclaimer: I received an electronic version of this novel from the author for review. Things I really enjoyed about this novel: The world-building. The terrifying dystopian society fueled by human sacrifice. The representation of science versus magic, and how the two can be indistinguishable. The religious allegories. The twist and other revelations at the veryContinue reading “Review: Empire of the Goddess by Matthew Warner”

Con Report: FanX Salt Lake City 2019

Looking for my alternate history presentation to download? Scroll down! As has become annual tradition, the spouse and I celebrated our anniversary by traveling to FanX Salt Lake City. We had a blast this year, both participating in and attending panels, and my alternate history presentation made a successful reprisal. We flew to Utah lastContinue reading “Con Report: FanX Salt Lake City 2019”

Con Report: In Your Write Mind 2019

Last weekend, I spent four wonderful days at one of my favorite places on Earth. In Your Write Mind is a writing workshop hosted by alumni of the Seton Hill University Writing Popular Fiction graduate program, of which I am part. It’s the time of year when I recharge my writing batteries by surrounding myselfContinue reading “Con Report: In Your Write Mind 2019”

Review: Magic Mourns (Kate Daniels #3.5) by Ilona Andrews

This novella takes place between Magic Strikes and Magic Bleeds in the Kate Daniels universe, but the point-of-view character is Kate’s friend Andrea Nash instead. We’ve already been introduced to Andrea and know secrets about her character from previous books in the series, but this time, she’s the hero of her own adventure. Once again,Continue reading “Review: Magic Mourns (Kate Daniels #3.5) by Ilona Andrews”

StokerCon 2019 Schedule!

I’m excited to attend my first StokerCon this week, in Grand Rapids, Michigan! This is not a convention I plan to attend normally, but the stars aligned to make attending this year too awesome to pass up, such as my publisher Raw Dog Screaming Press winning this year’s Specialty Press Award. For most of theContinue reading “StokerCon 2019 Schedule!”

Farpoint 2019 Schedule

I’m thrilled to return to Farpoint 26 next weekend for my second year! I had a blast last year and made some excellent friends. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with them and other local fans. Here’s where you can find me on the official schedule: Friday 10 PM: Farpoint Book Fair Saturday 10 AM: AlternateContinue reading “Farpoint 2019 Schedule”

Steel Time Deleted Scenes!

Happy New Year’s Eve to all of my awesome friends and blog followers, but more importantly — happy birthday to me! I’m planning a lovely low-key evening with a small group of friends to involve pizza, cake, and games. I hope that whatever you plans have, you remain safe and have a blast. To celebrateContinue reading Steel Time Deleted Scenes!”

Con Report: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018

Wow. What an absolutely amazing trip. [If you’re here to find the copy of my alternate history presentation, you’re in the right place! It’s included below!] I’m not even going to recap last year, because this year blew it out of the water. I was honored to be invited back, and I hope to returnContinue reading “Con Report: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018”

Steel Time Book Launch & Excerpt!

Happy book birthday to me! Today, I’m pleased to announce the launch of the fourth book in my Steel Empires series. Steel Time is extra-special for me because time travel is one of my favorite speculative fiction motifs. Working the concept into my own expansive universe was challenging and a LOT of fun. (Unfortunately, I couldn’tContinue reading Steel Time Book Launch & Excerpt!”

FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018 Schedule

This weekend I will be attending my second FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention (formerly Salt Lake Comic Con)! My husband joins me at this con, and we use it as our annual anniversary celebration because it falls near the date of our wedding. We have a great time people-watching, spending too much money on nerdyContinue reading “FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018 Schedule”