Category Archives: News

What’s going on, book schedules, that kind of thing.

The Iron Princess

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The Iron Princess, the first in the Twilight Empress trilogy is now available.

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The Long Road She Took

Obscure title for a post… check!ayah-12

Character art… check!

Okay, this is Ayah. Or it’s one of her incarnations. If you click on the image it should take you to an ArtStation post which contains her rather elaborate history. I created her for one project and then liked the model so much that I had to find a story for her. It’s taken me at least three tries, but I think I’ve finally cracked it and you should see the results in May.

Initially she’s getting a trilogy which, incidentally, I’ve been trying to write in one form or another for several years. It was going to be sci-fi and it’s now become fantasy and, amazingly, I think it works better that way.

So, assuming I don’t freeze to death in the current ‘spring’ weather, you’ll get to find out what’s up with Ayah sometime fairly soon.

RIP Stephen Hawking

And that’s about all I have to say on the matter really. Gone is a great mind and a great character.

The Eyes of the Huntress

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The new book is out. The Eyes of the Huntress.

This one was a long time coming. I originally started it in 2015, but I decided that the main character was a little too much like Aneka Jansen and went somewhere different. Well, now she’s back.

 

In Other News

Having a little trouble with the Twilight Empress book. I’m taking the weekend to consider a fairly drastic change in the background, but whatever happens, I’m expecting it to appear on the virtual shelves in early May.

The Vanity Case

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The Vanity Case is now available. This is the first Sondra Blake novel, about a detective and her partner working to solve cases of magical crime in an alternative New York City.

Happy Whatever You’re Celebrating!

In my case, Happy Christmas, but YMMV. Here’s a Christmas pinup to cheer you through the long winter nights, or something.

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This is Sondra who will be appearing in The Vanity Case in January. She will not be wearing any outfits anything like this one.

NaNoWriFor

So, yeah, I got to over 50k words in 15 or 16 days. Unsurprising, to be honest. So, it’s National Novel Writing Fortnight.

But… While it was going fairly well, the ending I have planned is looking weak and I’m beginning to come to the conclusion that I suck at writing “romance.” I think I’m okay with it when it’s a sort of side issue to the rest of the story, but if it’s a major component… Ho hum. Can’t be good at everything.

So, Night’s Daughter is going on hold for at least the next few days while I look at something else which also may or may not end up being worthy of publishing. I’ll probably take another crack at things again; I have about two things fluttering around in my unwritten books files which I keep coming back to and never get finished, and this is one of them.

Still aiming to get back to Guardian by the end of the year, but for November I’m on a quest to try new things! One of them coming out good would be nice.