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Coming Soon: Brass & Glass 3

| June 25, 2019

We’re getting ever closer to having Brass & Glass 3 ready for purchase, with a current target date of mid-August! The third book will be the final book in this series, but it doesn’t mean we’ve heard the last of Svetlana and her crew. I’ve got several ideas for short stories to write using the same […]

Brass & Glass 3 Progress

| April 25, 2019

I’ve turned around the first batch of editorial edits for Brass & Glass 3, which means we’re one step closer to publication! There will still be at least one more round of edits to do, so we don’t have a publication date yet. But every little inch counts in this world! If you want to get […]

In Sight of the Finish Line for Brass and Glass 3

| March 26, 2019

I’m so close to the end of my second pass edits on Brass and Glass 3 that I can almost taste it! By Sunday, I’ll be sending it back to my editors for them to review. Then they’ll have one more round of things for me to tidy up, and then it’ll go to the copy […]

Brass and Glass 3, Coming Soon!

| January 15, 2019

We’re getting ready to put the last round of work in on Brass and Glass 3, which is due out this spring (probably May). It’s still quite a process to get from a completed draft to a book, but my editors at Razorgirl Press are awesome to work with, and they help me get all of the nuts […]

Winter Reads: Brass & Glass

| November 15, 2018

If you’ve got a steampunk lover in your life, have they got a copy of Brass & Glass books 1 or 2 yet? If not, you can buy them either book on Amazon (book 1, book 2). I don’t have any more book selling events this year where folks can find me in person. However, if […]

Brass & Glass 1 and 2 at GeekGirlCon!

| October 18, 2018

I’ll be attending GeekGirlCon on October 27th and 28th as part of DefCon One Publishing, but Razorgirl Press, which publishes my Brass & Glass series, will also be on hand. Our booths don’t appear to be near each other on the preliminary map, but perhaps I’ll pop over to their booth to sign for a little while. […]

September 2018 Recap

| October 2, 2018

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 32 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 18 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 16 New Submissions: 4 Stories out at the end of the month: 31 While it doesn’t seem like I’ve had a whole lot of submissions this month, part of that is that I’ve […]

Brass & Glass 3!

| September 27, 2018

Last week, I sent off the manuscript for Brass and Glass 3 to my editors at Razorgirl Press. There will still be a lot of work to do before it’s published, but for a little while, it’s out of my hands and in the hands of those who are ultimately its first readers! Getting this off […]

Puyallup Festival of Books

| September 25, 2018

My next event will be the Puyallup Festival of Books on Saturday, October 6th, at the Puyallup Public Library, which is an event featuring a whole bunch of local authors and small presses selling their books! I’ll be there as part of DefCon One, but I’ll also have my Brass and Glass books with me […]

Platform Cities

| September 6, 2018

When I first started writing Brass and Glass, it was a short story called “The Cask of Cranglimmering.” In the original version, pretty much all of the action took place on The Silent Monsoon, and all I really knew about that world was that they had airships and legendary whiskey. As the story grew, though, I did […]