Meet Victory: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #8

Because our books are being released a week apart, I teamed up with fellow RDSP authors Lee Murray and Dan Rabarts to do a bit of cross-promotion. This morning, I interviewed the main characters of their upcoming novel, Hounds of the Underworld, on my blog, and they were kind enough to do the same! A quickContinue reading “Meet Victory: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #8”

STEEL BLOOD featured on The Skiffy and Fanty Show: A Book By Its Cover!

In a surprise blog tour spot that I knew was coming, but had no idea of when, Steel Blood has been “reviewed” as part of a relaunched monthly feature at The Skiffy and Fanty Show: A Book By Its Cover! It’s a joke column that literally makes up a book review based on what the coverContinue reading “STEEL BLOOD featured on The Skiffy and Fanty Show: A Book By Its Cover!”

Writing strong female characters with Rhonda Mason: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #6

I have kind of a love/hate relationship with the “strong female character” trope. Today, with author Rhonda Mason, I talk about the ways the main character of my series falls into this particular urban fantasy stereotype — and how I break the stereotype. A quick look: I’ve only been participating in programming at conventions forContinue reading “Writing strong female characters with Rhonda Mason: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #6”

The history of Limani with A.M. Justice: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #4

For the next stop on the Steel Blood blog tour, I couldn’t miss a visit with my internet doppelganger, author A.M. Justice! We share a love of world-building in our fantasy novels, so she asked me to write a bit about how the city of Limani came to be. A quick look: But while theContinue reading “The history of Limani with A.M. Justice: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #4”

New Book Excerpt: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #3

Happy book birthday to the third book in the Steel Empires series! Steel Blood features the continuing adventures of Victory and Mikelos, who couldn’t quite manage to stay safe at home while their kids were off having adventures in Steel Magic. Today, the book is now officially available in hardcopy and ebook form from the following retailers:Continue reading “New Book Excerpt: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #3”

State of the Empires at Raw Dog Screaming Press: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #2

For day 2 of the Steel Blood blog tour, I visited the Raw Dog Screaming Press blog for the first annual State of the Empires! Here’s a short excerpt: In the past few months, since the official announcement of Steel Blood, people keep congratulating me on finishing my book trilogy. While many fantasy series do typically comeContinue reading “State of the Empires at Raw Dog Screaming Press: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #2”

June Wrap-Up & July Goals

Every once in a while, I’m totally allowed to have a month where I not only complete EVERYTHING on my list of goals, but also exceed it! (Mostly because sometimes I forget things when I’m writing up the list of goals, but I’m going to take the win anyway.) June Wrap-Up Steel Time was officiallyContinue reading “June Wrap-Up & July Goals”

Con Report: In Your Write Mind 2017

Last night, I got home from one of my favorite trips every year. In Your Write Mind is a writer’s workshop/conference hosted by Seton Hill University, as an offshoot of their Writing Popular Fiction graduate program. (Basically, the graduates wanted an excuse to come back every year, so we created one.) The workshop is openContinue reading “Con Report: In Your Write Mind 2017”

Participants needed for STEEL BLOOD blog tour this July

Are you a book blogger and/or reviewer? Would you like to be part of a blog tour this summer to promote the next book in the Steel Empires series, Steel Blood? Please use this Google form (no registration required) to submit your contact information, availability, and interest in the following: Spotlight (book and author info)Continue reading “Participants needed for STEEL BLOOD blog tour this July”

April Wrap-Up & May Goals

You know that saying, about how the best way to get something done is to ask a busy person? Yeah, apparently I need to be that busy person. Did I get everything done that I set out to do this month? Nope. But I did a bunch of other cool things, like see my littleContinue reading “April Wrap-Up & May Goals”