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!
What a roller coaster of a month! April Wrap-Up: Vacation successful and new job started! I'm three weeks in and enjoying myself immensely. I'm doing a very different sort of editing, along with a bunch of other interesting projects. My small team is great, and I love the area of Baltimore that my new office … Continue reading April Wrap-Up & May Goals
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
Though I didn't hit any major milestones in February, I feel like I had a decently productive month. Let's see how the numbers look. February Wrap-Up: Not look at book 3. Success! I did, however, do a bunch of fun work for book 2, Steel Magic, like write the back cover text, coordinate potential pre-release … Continue reading February Wrap-Up & March Goals
December was both a slow and hectic month for me. Slow in that I was out of commission with a nasty cold for the first 1/3 of the month and hectic because the holidays coincided with the deadline for the final draft of STEEL MAGIC. (But it was submitted on time! Go me!) December Wrap-Up: … Continue reading December Wrap-Up & January Goals
Two small updates today, because my life has been consumed by preparations for the holidays and edits to book 2, STEEL MAGIC. I was tagged by my critique partner, Breeanna Pierce, to complete the 7/7/7 Challenge! She teased us with some details from her current WIP, another book in her YA urban fantasy series. The … Continue reading 7/7/7 Challenge + Mention in Alumni Magazine!
November Wrap-Up: Participate in NaNoWriMo (successfully): Done! I wrote 50,000 words in 30 days over the month of November, bringing my word count for book 3 to 70,014 words. December Goals: Incorporate my editor's notes and complete the full line edit of STEEL MAGIC before deadline on 12/31/2015. Start working on a series bible for … Continue reading November Wrap-Up & December Goals
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!
Mission accomplished! I just sent the full manuscript of STEEL MAGIC, the direct sequel to STEEL VICTORY, to my editor! I'll let you in on a little secret: I like this book even more than I do the first. 😉 Final word count was 78k. I'm going to spend the rest of this week finishing … Continue reading STEEL MAGIC update