Book 4 is DONE (sort of)

That’s actually a lie. The first draft of book 4 of the Steel Empires series, Steel Time, is done. There’s still a ton of work for me to do, including cutting at least 10,000 words of length, but I can’t fix what doesn’t exist. And now it definitely exists.

“Dear Sherry” letters needed!

One of the regular features at Speculative Chic is called Dear Sherry, hosted by award-winning author and certified life-coach Sherry Peters. In it, she answers reader letters with concerns about anything related to writing and publishing. She even answered a letter from me and gave some great advice! But I won’t tell you which one,Continue reading ““Dear Sherry” letters needed!”

December Wrap-Up & January Goals

Happy 2017 to all! This year I’m looking forward to continuing work on the Steel Empires series, contributing to Speculative Chic, reading lots of amazing books, and attending fun conventions, and watching lots of great movies and television shows. This year’s motto is probably “Work hard, play hard.”

Holiday Letter 2016

Happy holidays to all of my readers! Every year, my husband and I send a card and newsletter to family and friends. Since I include all of you in that category, below is a (slightly redacted for privacy) copy of the newsletter. I hope you are all having a great holiday of your choice. (InContinue reading “Holiday Letter 2016”

New post at Speculative Chic

I’ve been remiss in shouting it from  the rooftops much over here on my personal corner of the internet, but I’m still having a ton of fun being a regular contributor to the blog Speculative Chic. Mostly I participate in group posts, such as a monthly column about my favorite new thing. I can also alwaysContinue reading “New post at Speculative Chic”

November Wrap-Up & December Goals

Even though I didn’t complete the full NaNoWriMo madness this month, I still got a lot done! November Wrap-up: I successfully wrote 30k words in 30 days for my mini-NaNo attempt! I’m now at 70k total words on book 4. Book reviews completed: Snowed by Maria Alexander (5 stars) Articles of the Federation by Keith R.A. DeCandidoContinue reading “November Wrap-Up & December Goals”

Con Report: ChessieCon 2016

I had a fantastic time attending my first ChessieCon convention this past weekend! Everyone on the convention staff was lovely, and I made some great new friends. I’d also like to specifically commend this particular convention for their dedication to accessibility throughout the events, such as offering gender neutral restrooms and reserving seats in everyContinue reading “Con Report: ChessieCon 2016”

My ChessieCon 2016 Schedule

Here’s my schedule of events for ChessieCon this upcoming weekend at the Radisson North Baltimore Hotel! Friday, November 25 5:30-6 PM: Reading: Scenes from Steel Magic 6:45-7:45 PM: Panel: Care and Feeding of Critique Groups Saturday, November 26 5:30-6:30 PM: Panel: Evolution of Women Fantasy 6:45-7:45 PM: Group Book Signing 9:15-10:15 PM: Game show: What’sContinue reading “My ChessieCon 2016 Schedule”

October Wrap-Up & November Goals

This month I traveled to Delaware, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. I also attended three weddings in three weekends. Frankly, the fact that I managed to do anything during my “free time” besides curl up in a little ball and watch Netflix is pretty impressive. October Wrap-up: I wrote 15k words instead of 20k words, butContinue reading “October Wrap-Up & November Goals”

September Wrap-Up & October Goals

I know the month isn’t quite over, but I’m off to Broadkill Resort for DogCon V tomorrow, so let’s do this thing! September Wrap-up: Words were written in book 4! Specifically, 15k of them, so the goal was officially met. I’m in the swing of things now, and doing that thing where I look at theContinue reading “September Wrap-Up & October Goals”