I hope that all of you who are local to the Maryland/Virginia/Washington DC area will consider joining me for the launch party for Steel Magic!
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Address: East City Bookshop
645 Pennsylvania Ave, Ste 100
Washington, DC 20003
This is the link to RSVP for the event. Admission is FREE.
There will be a reading and signing, along with a raffle giveaway with a bunch of cool prizes. And most importantly: delicious cake!
Many thanks to the Easy City Bookshop for hosting this event. I’m looking forward to seeing you there!
It’s finally book release day! The Steel Empires series now has two books, making it officially a series!
I know I’ve been spamming it a lot, but here’s the link to purchase your print or ebook copy of Steel Magic, just in case you’re new to my little corner of the internet. If you are, welcome! Help yourself to tea and don’t mind the cats loudly demanding attention.
I’m also pleased to announce today’s stop on the blog tour. I visited fantasy author Cara McKinnon and shared the step-by-step process that I go through for revising my books: So You’ve Finished Your Novel. What Next? I hope that this is a handy guide for all writers, regardless of whether you have any sort of additional editing experience.
I’m planning a celebratory dinner with my writing group tonight (well, treating myself to ice cream at our usual Wednesday-night writing spot), but alas, the work doesn’t stop. I’m currently on step 7 of my revision process for book 3, and if all goes well, we’ll be right back here in a year to celebrate the publication of Steel Blood!
Today I’m hosting YA/fantasy author A.J. Culey as part of her blog tour to celebrate the release of The Trouble With Antlers (a.k.a. Melvin’s Rampant Rack). Since I’ve spent the past year exploring the werecreatures in my own urban fantasy world, I was excited to see that other people are also writing about nontraditional shapeshifters! Culey was kind enough to answer some questions about her life as a writer and her inspirations behind this book in particular. Please consider checking out her novel for yourself or the cool kids in your life!
What drives you to write?
In the beginning, I created stories to entertain my nieces and nephew. For years, I would tell them stories out loud at bedtime or to entertain them on long car rides or just for fun. I would make up the stories as we went along, eliciting their suggestions and ideas, with the goal always being to make them laugh. Over the years, together, we created an entire cast of characters, whose stories were never written down. Today I write for the same reason I told stories back then – to entertain my nieces and nephew, though they’re all older now, and to hopefully bring laughter to my readers. Continue reading
Happy book birthday to Consequence, the first book in the Dark Tyrant series by C.R. Langille!
What started as a hunting trip for Tobias Evard Warner II and his friends turns into a fight for survival during a supernatural storm which kicks off the apocalypse. The storm awakens and frees seven powerful creatures who were locked away at the beginning of the world’s creation. The Seven turn nightmares into reality and leave nothing but chaos and death in their wake. Tobias fights his way through a nightmare infested wilderness to get back home to his family. With the unleashed terrors come newfound magical powers for Tobias, but at a cost. Will he sacrifice everything to ensure his family’s safety, even if it means his own soul? Angels, demons, ancient cosmic beings, and even a dimensional-traveler clad in a trench coat made of duct tape come together in this fast-paced novel of magic, darkness, and consequences.
C.R. Langille spent many a Saturday afternoon watching monster movies with his mother. It wasn’t long before he started crafting nightmares to share with his readers. An avid hunter and amateur survivalist, C.R. Langille incorporates the Utah outdoors in many of his tales. He is an affiliate member of the Horror Writer’s Association (organizer for the Utah Chapter), a member of the League of Utah Writers, and received his MFA: Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.
Today I’m celebrating the launch of K.W. Taylor’s first science-fiction novel, The Curiosity Killers! This book is close to my heart because I have been friends with the author since she was still writing it, cheered her on as it passed as her thesis for Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction graduate program, and then threw her together with my publishers at Raw Dog Screaming Press/Dog Star Books and cackled to myself as the sparks flew. This phenomenal book is the inevitable end result.
In the twenty-second century, a second Civil War is decades past. The states of the New British Empire have been reduced to working with Victorian-era technology–that is, except physicist Edward Vere, who invents time travel with a little help from aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright.
Vere partners with historian Ben Jonson to monetize the invention, founding the first time travel agency. Unbeknownst to them, a serial killer is using the technology to murder without detection. When Ben discovers the killer has targeted the woman he loves, the mild-mannered academic must become brave enough to change history rather than merely observing it.
Are you tired of seeing pictures from my book launch yet?
Of course you’re not.
The Dog Star Books blog just put up a bunch here.
You mean you haven’t visited the Dog Star Books blog yet? The science-fiction/adventure imprint of Raw Dog Screaming Press? That my wonky urban fantasy/alternate history sneaked its way into?
How very silly. You absolutely must visit it.