• book updates,  Empyrean,  writing assistants

    This keeps happening

    Meet Rorschach.* I actually do have book type things to tell you, but first: cat. Sterling, my sweet summer child, ended up being very, very sick. He would sneeze in fits, the end of his nose was torn up, and his lymph nodes were swollen. Just about every 30 days we were giving him the FIV/FeLV combo test, and the third one came back positive for FeLV. Unlike FIV, where infected cats can live normal, happy and healthy lives, feline leukemia virus is a bitch of a disease. Unfortunately, Sterling’s infection progressed rapidly into lymphoma and his quality of life tanked. I am so grateful to have given him a…

  • book updates,  Empyrean

    Team Building/Born of Ashes updates

    With the Born of Ashes release approaching quickly (preorders will be available May 7th!) I decided to put together an ARC team. Read all about it and apply to join on the oh-so-cleverly titled ARC team page. I’ll be sending ARCs of Brimstone Born first, with reviews due on May 13th. Those team members who’d like to continue the series will then be sent an ARC of Born of Ashes. To get you all caught up before Born of Ashes releases, Brimstone Born will go on sale for $.99 on May 11th. TL;DR: Join the ARC team! Preorders for Born of Ashes available May 7th, with the release date set…

  • book updates,  Empyrean

    Finished the Cover!

    I’m pretty pleased with how the cover for Born of Ashes, empyrean book 2, has turned out. I wish she featured more prominently, but my feedback crew (and I) didn’t like the way it looked with Arathusa’s wings not fully visible. Even so I think she looks pretty badass. Now I’m working on the blurb for the back cover. Summarizing a ~70,000 word book into ~100 words that gives you an idea what it’s about without spoiling the whole story is hard. It’s honestly the hardest part of the whole process for me. I’m also working on maps to include in this and future empyrean series books. You’ll be traveling…

  • book updates,  Empyrean,  Uncategorized,  writing life

    So this happened…

    The paperback version of Brimstone Born is available on Amazon! I can’t tell you how it feels to hold your actual book in your actual hands. Unless you’re also published, so you already know. It’s a flabbergasting, gibbity gobbet, amazing and terrifying thing. I’m so grateful for all the support on this journey, and can’t wait until I have the whole series lined up on my shelf! http://amzn.to/empyrean1pb

  • book updates,  Empyrean

    Brimstone Born Update

    I have made it through the latest round of edits (I won’t ever say it’s the last edit because I will futz with something until the end of time if given the chance) which is great timing since I either sprained or broke my left pinky finger while walking out a door last night. Those of you who know me are not surprised by this at all. I am one of those people who will be perfectly safe doing the most dangerous thing in the world, but can break toes walking down stairs or severely sprain an ankle in the back yard. Both of which I’ve done. In any case,…