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By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 32 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 18 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 16 New Submissions: 4 Stories out at the end of the month: 31 While it doesn’t seem like I’ve had a whole lot of submissions this month,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

Get Brass & Glass 2 in Person!

| August 16, 2018

What does a man-sized squirrel with an hors d’oeuvre have to do with Brass and Glass 2? Not much, except that it’s advertising the next opportunity for you to get your hands on a SIGNED copy of my latest book! I’ll be at the Handmade and Haute Craft Show in Tacoma on Saturday, August 18th, with […]

Brass and Glass 3 is Drafted!

| August 2, 2018

On Sunday, I typed THE END as I finished up the first draft of Brass and Glass 3. There’s still a long way for it to go before it’s ready for the world, but I’m excited to have it drafted! For some fun statistics, the first draft wound up just shy of 50,000 words, which is […]

A Reader’s Review of Brass and Glass 2

| July 17, 2018

I’ve gotten my first review for Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map! In case you’ve been waiting to see what other people have thought of it, one reader says: Same fascinating world and characters but tighter writing and a solid, entertaining pace. The author is clearly growing into her art and a fun and unique […]

Brass and Glass 3 progress

| July 5, 2018

I’m chugging along with writing the first draft of Brass and Glass 3, which I’m hoping to have done by the end of July. I passed the 2/3 point on the manuscript over the holiday yesterday! One of the things that I’m finding as I work on this third book is that the number of times […]

Brass and Glass 2 in paperback!

| June 28, 2018

If you’ve been waiting to buy Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map in paperback format, now you can buy it! You can also still get autographed copies directly from me, of course!