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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 […]

My 2018 Publications

| November 20, 2018

With the proliferation of awards posts popping up across the internet, I went back and looked over what I’ve had published this year and what I’ve written this year, because I started feeling like I hadn’t done much. Turns out (go figure), my brain is a filthy liar. Sales and Publications: I’ve sold 11 pieces […]

The Next Big Thing

| November 13, 2018

Near the end of October, I typed “THE END” for the second book I’ve finished writing this year, which is tentatively titled Wasteland. This was a NaNoWriMo project that I worked on a few years back, but I only got about five or six chapters done before I set it aside. My biggest reason was […]

Work in Progress: Wasteland

| September 11, 2018

A few years back, I had a short story that I was working on that was a post-apocalyptic story of a place where things wouldn’t grow, suddenly encountering a thing that had grown. I poked at it for a while, but it wanted to be something more. So I outlined it for a novel. I […]

Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map

| May 22, 2018

Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map is out this Friday, May 25th! Here’s the summary! On the hunt for a legendary, cursed map that leads to treasure unimaginable, the crew of The Silent Monsoon, led by the pertinacious Captain Svetlana Tereshchenko, soon discover they aren’t the only ones hunting for riches. But there’s more […]

Camp Haunt, Then and Now

| January 16, 2018

In 2016, I wrote an epistolary horror novel. I called it Camp Haunt, and I published it 3 times a week on Channillo. After I’d finished it, I realized that while I had told one version of the story, I wanted to tell it in a different way. So now, I’m working on rewriting Camp Haunt with […]

August 2017 recap

| August 31, 2017

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 27 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 20 Stories withdrawn: 1 Resubmissions: 16 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 22 Things have slowed down on the rejections front, I suspect because it’s summertime in the northern hemisphere, and many people are off to conventions and […]

Brass & Glass Book One available for pre-order tomorrow!

| March 24, 2017

Razorgirl Press has announced that as of tomorrow (my 42nd birthday, no less), my novel Brass & Glass: The Cask of Cranglimmering, will be available for pre-order on Kindle! The book will go live on April 1st! If you like steampunk, action, adventure, pirates, whiskey, or weird monsters, you should definitely check this out! You can […]

January 2017 Recap

| February 1, 2017

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 22 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 18 (+1) Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 18 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 21 Only one month in to 2017, and I’ve already received an acceptance and started a new story in the rounds. The […]

January 2016 recap

| February 2, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 16 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 13 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 14 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 18 Hard to believe that a month has already passed! I’m still putting 2015 on plenty of stuff, but I’m finally starting to remember what […]