Happy New Year's Eve to all of my awesome friends and blog followers, but more importantly -- happy birthday to me! I'm planning a lovely low-key evening with a small group of friends to involve pizza, cake, and games. I hope that whatever you plans have, you remain safe and have a blast. To celebrate … Continue reading Steel Time Deleted Scenes!
How is it almost the end of the year? What happened? Where have I been? Writing and reading and traveling, for the most part. Oh yeah, and I published my fourth book. Welcome Steel Empires Book 4: Steel Time to the world! But now October has already started, so there's no time to waste! September Wrap-Up … Continue reading September Wrap-Up & October Goals
The difficult part of launching a new book while also traveling out of town to an enormous convention is that it's difficult to promote the blog tour posts that I organized at the same time. So, here's a handy round-up and GIANT thank you to everyone who supported Steel Empires Book 4: Steel Time by … Continue reading Steel Time Blog Tour Round-Up
Wow. What an absolutely amazing trip. [If you're here to find the copy of my alternate history presentation, you're in the right place! It's included below!] I'm not even going to recap last year, because this year blew it out of the water. I was honored to be invited back, and I hope to return … Continue reading Con Report: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018
Happy book birthday to me! Today, I'm pleased to announce the launch of the fourth book in my Steel Empires series. Steel Time is extra-special for me because time travel is one of my favorite speculative fiction motifs. Working the concept into my own expansive universe was challenging and a LOT of fun. (Unfortunately, I couldn't … Continue reading Steel Time Book Launch & Excerpt!
I didn't travel anywhere this month, but I still managed to have plenty of adventures! The highlights of the month were definitely the cover reveal for my next book, Steel Time, and buying the very first new car for either of us with my husband, a Tesla Model 3! Other fun things included some home … Continue reading August Wrap-Up & September Goals
I'm thrilled to announce two things today! The first, as indicated by the title of this post, is the final cover to book 4 of the Steel Empires series, Steel Time! The second is the official release date of my fourth novel: Thursday, September 6, 2018! Make sure to follow my blog for more information about … Continue reading Steel Time Cover Reveal!
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 officially … Continue reading June Wrap-Up & July Goals
I come bearing excellent news! But first, a little bit of background. After Steel Victory was accepted for publication and I received my publisher's blessing to create a series with that world, I gave myself a goal. The next book in the series would be delivered to my editor by the time the previous novel was published. … Continue reading Special Mid-Month Update!
No matter how many things I crossed off the list this past month, my to-do list keeps getting longer. Since I'm at the point where I'm doing work (writing blog posts) to take a break from doing other work (line edits on Steel Time), let's jump right in. May Wrap-Up I have printed out a copy … Continue reading May Wrap-Up & June 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 little … Continue reading April Wrap-Up & May Goals
I had a very good, low-key January that also included some major news and accomplishments. First of all, I'm excited to announce that Steel Empires #3: Steel Blood will be released July 2017 from Raw Dog Screaming Press, along with a full slate of other amazing books. Want to know what Victory has been up to … Continue reading January Wrap-Up & February 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." December Wrap-up: I only had two goals … Continue reading December Wrap-Up & January Goals
It's that time of year again, kids! When the writers in your life disappear for hours upon end, consume copious quantities of caffeine (and sometimes alcohol), and come out the other end of 30 days with some semblance of a book completed. Though I'm not officially signed up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2016 (sort of)
June has definitely been one of my rougher months in recent memory. The bad news is that I don't feel like I got as far on a lot of my projects as I wish I could be. The good news is that I'm spending the long holiday weekend with my husband! Mississippi is hot and … Continue reading June Wrap-Up & July Goals
I'm not going to lie: This month has been really busy and kind of rough. I'm satisfied with my progress on some things, and not as happy with others. Unfortunately, June is looking like more of the same. May Wrap-Up: The Steel Magic cover reveal happened, to great success! A great group of people came … Continue reading May Wrap-Up & June Goals
The scene-by-scene outline of Steel Time is 95% complete! I just have to work out the final conflict sequence of events, which I won't be able to do until after I complete some research. I know some authors do their research after coming up with the general idea for the book, but I'm the other … Continue reading STEEL TIME Research Topics
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
Some highs and lows this month, for sure. See last Friday's post about the major milestones in my life I'm currently in the middle of. March Wrap-Up: Complete the scene-by-scene outline for book 4, Steel Time. It turns out that the power in the 'verse that can stop me is my own brain! I have … Continue reading March Wrap-Up & April Goals