It's kind of crazy to think that it's been 5 years since I've been involved with Raw Dog Screaming Press. There are other dates to mark that anniversary that might be more "official," such as the date my first book with them was announced (at DogCon 3), but I quietly mark the beginning of this … Continue reading Con Report: DogCon 5
It's been a while since I posted, because I've been a bit caught up in things like writing book 4, reading lots of books, and binge-watching Orphan Black. (No spoilers, please. I'm only on season 2.) But lots has gone on in the world of my amazing publisher, Raw Dog Screaming Press, in the meantime. I … Continue reading RDSP News Roundup
Thank you so much to everyone who voted for Steel Victory in the 2015 RDSP Reader's Choice Award poll! As you can see, this super snazzy belt and bragging rights for the next year are on the line! Congratulations to my fellow finalists: All the Darkness in the World by Andy Deane (horror novel) An … Continue reading Reader’s Choice Award Finalists
This Saturday in Xenia, Ohio, Bluejacket Books is hosting three Dog Star Books authors for readings, signings, and a bit of Q&A! By now, you should all be pretty familiar with me and my work, so today I'd like to shine the spotlight on fellow author Matt Betts. (This is where he starts claiming that … Continue reading Dog Star Books Author Spotlight: Matt Betts
Next Tuesday I will be featuring the full cover for my second novel, STEEL MAGIC, along with a link where you can pre-order it! Here's another teaser image: I've created a Facebook event for the cover reveal here, where I'll be featuring odds and ends for the next few days. Please check it out and … Continue reading STEEL MAGIC cover reveal coming next Tuesday!
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 … Continue reading Review: THE CURIOSITY KILLERS by K.W. Taylor
The official release date for Steel Magic, book 2 of the Steel Empires series and direct sequel to Steel Victory, is July 2016! This novel features the first solo adventure of Toria and Kane, journeymen mercenaries of Limani, as they embark on a magical quest. Soon I will be hosting an official cover reveal to … Continue reading STEEL MAGIC cover reveal coming soon
I was excited to be part of the Dog Star Books invasion of Cleveland ConCoction this year, and I'm happy to report that this was one of the best conventions I've ever attended. I hadn't been to a full media (versus strictly literary) convention in a few years and this was a fun way to … Continue reading Con Report: Cleveland ConCoction 2016
Next weekend, March 11-13, I will be at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel for Cleveland ConCoction 2016. Below is my official schedule, but please feel free to say hi anytime. I love meeting new people and talking about our shared passions. Steel Victory will be available for purchase in Author's Alley, but I also keep a few … Continue reading Cleveland ConCoction Schedule
As the Dog Star Books authors prepare to invade Cleveland ConCoction (March 11-13), our fearless leader* Matt Betts is conducting interviews so that other con attendees can get to know us ahead of time.** Go here to see my answers to some science-fiction questions*** and be sure to follow Matt's blog to learn more about the rest … Continue reading Countdown to Cleveland ConCoction!
I had the honor of proofreading the science-fiction (time travel/steampunk/murder mystery) novel THE CURIOSITY KILLERS by fellow Dog Star Books author K.W. Taylor late last year. Hands down, it is one of the best novels I've read within the past few years, and I'm really excited for the rest of you to get to read … Continue reading THE CURIOSITY KILLERS Cover Reveal!
And now for the good news that I teased yesterday! I'm thrilled to announce that I've signed the contract with my publisher, Dog Star Books/Raw Dog Screaming Press, for the sequel to STEEL VICTORY. STEEL MAGIC will be released in 2016, and follows the adventures of warrior-mages Toria and Kane as they set off on … Continue reading STEEL VICTORY sequel coming in 2016!
This past weekend (October 23-25, 2015), I attended the fourth annual DogCon, the annual convention hosted by my publisher, Raw Dog Screaming Press. Its a wandering convention, and this year we took over Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! The first event on Friday night was a lecture by Michael Arnzen, who spoke about the "popular uncanny" (think uncanny … Continue reading Con Report: DogCon IV
I am so excited to be attending DogCon IV this weekend, the annual convention hosted by my phenomenal publishing company, Raw Dog Screaming Press. This will be the third DogCon I've attended, and both previous events have been a blast. With the fantastic line-up of activities planned for this weekend, this DogCon will be right up … Continue reading DogCon IV this weekend in Philadelphia!
Some facts you might not know about speculative fiction writer K.W. Taylor: Like me, she is from Dayton, Ohio. By law, all Dayton writers must go by their initials for publication. Her adorable tabby cat Dharma and my blue-point Siamese Alex are having a sordid long-distance romance. In our spare time, we front a postmodern industrial synth band … Continue reading KW Taylor: New Dog Star Books author!
This weekend I attended Confluence, Pittsburgh's science fiction/fantasy/horror literary convention, hosted by Parsec. I had a great time being on panels and meeting other writers and readers. I'm lucky enough to live close enough to other writer friends that I didn't have to make the 4.5 hour drive to Mars, Pennsylvania, all by my lonesome. … Continue reading Con Report: Confluence 2015
Disclaimer: Betts is a fellow Dog Star Books author and I consider him a friend. However, I purchased a copy of this novel for full price. Comparing INDELIBLE INK to Matt Betts’ first novel, the steampunk/zombie/giant monster/Weird West extravaganza ODD MEN OUT, does both books a disservice. Instead, INDELIBLE INK is a creature all its … Continue reading Review: INDELIBLE INK by Matt Betts
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? … Continue reading Launch pictures at Dog Star Books blog
Now that I've been home a week and have pretended to catch up on sleep, I figured I should recap my experiences at Seton Hill University's In Your Write Mind for 2015. I had a great time catching up with old friends, meeting new ones (both current students and new workshop attendees), and just generally … Continue reading In Your Write Mind 2015 recap
The second part of my interview series with Dog Star Books was posted on Friday! This focused more on my writing style and habits. Click here to learn about what made me want to become a writer, how I balance writing with real life, and where my favorite writing spots are! PS. We are at … Continue reading Dog Star Books Interview, part 2!