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Quickie Dungeon Crawl Update

I know it’s February…

Good news is that Dungeon Crawl will drop either this weekend or early next week (depending on upload times etc).

Feel free to complain if it hasn’t AFTER Feb 28th 😉

 

Thank you for your continued patience!

Quick Update

Not had a good health week 🙁 Got slowed down in final bits of getting Thicker Than Blood ready for publication. The book is nearly here, but just a little longer. Sorry peeps.  Don’t worry, I’ll post freaking everywhere as soon as the file is live in the stores.

Book 6 and Sundry

Update!

Book 6: Thicker Than Blood is nearly ready. It’ll be out this month (September). I know I said August, but the plans of mice and writers, eh?

Health stuff continues as it was. My life is an episode of House, basically, except I haven’t coded on a table yet. It’s slowing down the work a lot, but books are still being worked on, no worries.  It is just unlikely for the near future that I’ll be able to keep up the pace of releases I had last year, so it will probably be at least 3 to 5 months between books going forward, sorry! I don’t want to release anything I’m not 100% happy with, so hopefully the wait will be worth it.

Meanwhile, if you haven’t read the first three Twenty-Sided Sorceress books for some reason or have friends or pets or dolphins or whatever that haven’t read them, there’s a special sale going on now where you can get the bundle for $0.99. This is only good through Sept 6th!

Amazon/Kindle version hereBarnes & Noble/Nook version here. iBooks/iTunes here.

Book 1-3

Last Delay

Health issues still putting me down a lot, sorry guys. I need a little more time. This is the last delay, I promise. I won’t even give a date, we’ll just say early August, but it might be before end of month. The book is almost there. I just want it to be perfect and I have so little energy thanks to this ongoing illness that everything is taking longer than expected.

Thank you all for understanding and having patience!

Goodnight Earth Launches!

It’s May 1st, which means the third and final volume of The Apocalypse Triptych is out today!

It includes my story Goodnight Earth, which takes place a considerable time after the events in Goodnight Moon and Goodnight Stars.

Not just me though! This volume has stories by Elizabeth Bear, Seanan McGuire, Ken Liu, Hugh Howey, and many other kickass authors. Totally worth picking up.

My story will also be reprinted in Lightspeed Magazine this month, and available online on May 12th.

Click the covers below to get the anthology or the issue of Lightspeed. Or both. Both is good, too. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominated Story Online

The anthology editors John J Adams and Hugh Howey have generously made my Hugo Award nominated story free online. You can read it online in text or download the format of your choice (including the audio). Click Here to read it or download.  The story will also be in the Hugo Nominations packet.

If you enjoy the story, or just love apocalyptic and post apocalyptic fiction, I would urge people to get the whole series. There are many fantastic authors in these anthologies, all of us writing a huge range of different world-endings and situations. Click Here for more information and how to buy the full anthologies.

For information on Sasquan, the 2015 Worldcon, and/or the Hugo awards, please see the official Sasquan website: http://sasquan.org/

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Final note, comments will be closed on this post. I appreciate all the supportive things people have said over the last terrible week, but I’ve got a book to finish and I need to just move on. I hope I’ve said my piece and made it clear how I feel about this whole mess. I hope everyone who is able to will read as many of the nominated works as they can and vote, and I hope that this weird rift in fandom will be healed. Mary Robinette Kowal and George RR Martin have said very kind, smart things about it all. I urge people to go read the entirety of what GRRM has had to say. He put on a little school about the Hugos and why they matter.

Heartache Release Day!

The Twenty-Sided Sorceress Book Five is out today!

Here’s the blurb:

“Life-changing moments are sneaky little bastards. Often we don’t
even know that nothing will be the same until long after, only in
hindsight can we look and say ‘There! That was it! That changed
everything.’
At least we could, if we’re alive to do it.”

Gamer and sorceress Jade Crow’s psychotic ex-boyfriend, Samir, shows up for an epic showdown, and nothing in Wylde will ever be the same.

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Here’s how you get it:

Click here for Amazon.

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Hugo Nomination and Thoughts

My short story “Goodnight Stars” which appears in The End is NOW edited by John J Adams and Hugh Howey, was nominated for a Hugo.  The story will be in the nomination packet as well as online for free soon now, so that those who wish to read it may. I’m damn proud of this story (the entire set of stories I wrote for the Apocalypse Triptych actually, I think might be some of my best work ever).

I should be dancing about this. Inside, I am a bit. Because it’s a damn good story, maybe the best short story I’ve ever written (and I’ve written over 100 of those things in the last six years).  But this Hugo season is full of controversy, which I’m not going to really talk about, because I find it exhausting and I have better things to do. This will be my only statement about it, if I can help it.

To clarify some things that shouldn’t matter but apparently do:

I am a socialist, if I have to quantify my political leanings. I’d vote Elizabeth Warren into the presidency if she ran, though she’s still not liberal enough for me (but she’s smart enough, too smart to run probably, hah), if that gives an idea of what I mean here.

I am queer in that I am an out bisexual who has had more female partners than male. (I am married and monogamous with a man but still identify as bi because I don’t think who I ended up in love with should matter).

I have two X chromosomes and a vagina. Also boobs. And tattoos (90 hours and counting!).

My nominated story features a non-white female protagonist. Most of my stories do, actually. I think the world is a very interesting and diverse place, I grew up in a multi-ethnic and diverse family, and I don’t see our future becoming less diverse so I choose to write about a world that has as many different people in it as I can dream up.

Honestly, the thought that the above information would change whether or not my story gets read and considered, in either direction, makes me a little sick to my stomach.  I am not so naive, however, that I think we exist in a political and social vacuum. So I figure these things need to be said by me, so that at least the information is out there. People will still make whatever assumptions they want to, and will vote however they want to. That’s out of my control.

What is in my control is how hard I work at my job. I am a professional SF/F writer. I’ve attended more than 20 workshops over the last five years, always striving to deliver better and more awesome stories for my readers. I work my ass off on my craft and on the business side. I’ve sold over thirty short stories to magazines and anthologies. I’ve sold nearly a quarter million books as an indie author.

My job, as I see it, is to write the best damn books I can, books that readers will love and not be able to put down.

I feel that “Goodnight Stars” is one of my best accomplishments. My editors, many reviewers, and my readers have agreed with this.  I think I get as much fan mail about my stories in the Triptych as I do about my bestselling urban fantasy series. So I hope the story gets read and judged on its own merits. If it doesn’t… well… not much will change.

I’ll still be here, working to write better and better books. Because I have the best fans and readers a writer could ask for, supporters who allow me to go on being a full time author and to keep doing my job.

And that is an award nobody can take away from me. 🙂

Summer Update

Hey, things have been quiet around here.  I’ve been doing a bunch of work for some anthologies that will be out next year and later this year.  I’m wrapping that stuff up and expect to have new Gryphonpike novellas out in the next month.

Meanwhile, two new audio books came out today.  Narrated by Christine Padovan (who has done all the GPC novellas so far and does a lovely job), Dead of Knight and The Barrows (the first GPC omnibus collecting the first four novellas) are now available.