Tuesday, August 9, 2016

It's Publication Day!

MENDING FATE is now out in:
paperbackKindleKobo, and Nook formats.

Apparently my subconscious was really looking forward to publishing this, because I woke up at 2:48 am, at which point I grabbed my iPad from the nightstand, connected to the CreateSpace site, and told it I approved the proof (I'm not the publisher, but I am their tech department). I didn't get back to sleep until after 4 am, which always makes me feel like a zombie when I wake up.

Fortunately the only thing on my schedule today is this afternoon's Virtual Tea Party celebrating the publication of Patrice Greenwood's A Masquerade of Muertos, the fifth book in her Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries series. I really enjoyed books 1 through 4, so I got this one first thing this morning (OK, as soon as I dragged myself out of bed). It's available in mobi and ePub from Book View Cafe.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Nook has put MENDING FATE on their "Nook Press Presents" page. This is the first time it's happened to any of my books, so I'm really happy about it.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Mending Fate is now available for pre-order for Nook, in addition to Kindle and Kobo. I'll have to wait until August 9th to publish the paperback -- I wish CreateSpace would let us do pre-orders!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

MENDING FATE, the sequel to my first novel, CHANGING FATE, is finally being published on August 9, 2016. At the moment it is available for pre-order for Kindle and Kobo, but it will also be out in trade paperback and Nook formats. I have been working on this for years, and I am very happy to have it finished.

Monday, February 22, 2016

The MZB Literary Works Trust has starting publishing eBooks on Kobo (I attended their presentation at the RWA Conference in NYC last summer).

The most recent book is the anthology I edited last year: Sword and Sorceress 30.

I will start reading for Sword and Sorceress 31 as soon as tax season and my volunteer work for AARP Tax-Aide ends.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

What I've been up to lately

It's been over a year since my last post, so I decided to do a short update:

I am currently preparing for National Novel Writing Month (November) and also for a trip to upstate New York for the World Fantasy Convention. I'm leaving in eight days, and I must remember to publish the paperback version of Sword and Sorceress 30 really early next Monday morning. I am thankful that the Kindle and Nook editions are available for pre-order, so that they will be published without any further effort on my part.

Michael Spence and I have our story "Dark Speech" in Sword and Sorceress 30; it's the eleventh in our "Treasures of Albion" series. December brings Mercedes Lackey's next Valdemar anthology, Crucible, which has my story "A Bellowing of Bullfinches." My work always seems to get published just in time for Christmas.

I don't have any conventions scheduled after World Fantasy Con. Given that the last year and a half has contained a trip to London, two trips to Salt Lake City, and three trips to New York, I think I'll be just as glad to stay home for a while. I'm a horrible traveler anyway.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Many Books

"The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd. And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh."
Ecclesiastes 12:11-12

 It turns out that even the Bible has something to say about publishing, though I'm not certain I agree that "much study is a weariness"--it's got to be easier than farming, herding, spinning, weaving, and most other tasks in an agrarian society. On the other hand, there's getting enough shelf space for all of your books, not to mention the work involved in taking them all down and dusting them occasionally.

It is certainly true, however, that "of making many books there is no end." That's why I'm going to stop writing blog entries for a while so I can spend more time writing fiction. I've just turned in one story, and I've got a few more I really want to write.

See you whenever,