08/13/2017 · 11:33 AM
Sunday catchup, and again it’s going to be light, between working on Copper Cove and the fact that some of my future plans are still being finalized. I did want to let you know that later today, the ever-delightful Madame Askew will be doing Facebook Live videos from San Diego’s Steampunk Day At The Library! Click here for more info on the event, and here for Madame Askew’s Facebook page, where you can sign up to be updated whenever she and/or the Grand Arbiter go live!
This coming Tuesday will be a red-letter day for nerd music fans, as it’s the official release day for Love Problems by the Doubleclicks and Trust Issues by the PDX Broadsides! I’ll try to have reviews for both soon, but no promises.
And another one of nerd music’s bright lights, Meri Amber, is now doing regular live shows on Twitch! Follow her there to get updates as to when she’s on, or check her Twitter timeline.
And with that, tea and writing call. More later.
07/16/2017 · 9:52 AM
Sunday catchup! First, a reminder: If you haven’t done so already, now would be a good time to sign up for the Monkey Queen Books (and more) mailing list! Especially since a mailing will be going out later today…with a first look at my next book! And new subscribers get the Peavley Manor novelette “The Thorn Harbour Road Rally (Or, Macalley Takes The Wheel)” for free! Click here!
After the cut…lotsa stuff. Really. Continue reading →
07/09/2017 · 10:33 AM
It’s time for Sunday catchup! I’ll lead off with a reminder: If you’ve enjoyed any of the ebooks I’ve written, I’d be grateful if you could take a few minutes and write a review, for Amazon, Goodreads, your social media or elsewhere. Reviews do help attract new readers, and new readers in turn get the word out to bring in more. Whatever you can do is deeply appreciated. Thanks! More after the cut. Continue reading →
06/04/2017 · 8:00 AM
And we’re back. My apologies for missing last week; Clockwork Alchemy consumed the entire weekend, but in a good way. There’ll be a few photos after the cut, along with two other things of note. Before that, I do want to answer a comment left by H on Saturday in a bit more detail. They asked what the latest news was on the seventh Monkey Queen book.
Hopefully, it’ll be late this year. Part of the delay is due to my not being completely happy with the story I had planned for the seventh book. At this point, I need to either figure out how best to rework what’s been written, or scrap it and start over. I know where the overall storyline is going after that; I just need to get it to that point.
Another part is real life getting in the way. Getting the Monkey Queen books ready for print after they’re written requires covers and formatting. That has taken money and time, and though I may be looking into steps to cut those costs, it’s not like with the Peavley Manor and Skyblade Saga stories, where I’ve had help (thank you, Shei and Amber!). Also, Willow has been busy for most of the last year, both with her Yokai art book and her real life things. (She did pass the review and earn her Ph.D last year, and was immediately hired for a teaching and research position, all of which has eaten up a lot of her time.) I don’t want to ask her to commit time to do a cover until I know what the story is going to be.
And other writing projects have also come up. Skyblade’s Gambit took some writing time, and I still need to finish up Skyblade’s Claim for a release later this month. The Peavley Manor short stories begged to be written and were fun to do (and helped me get out of my writing lull). And I have another project, a steampunk/fantasy thing, that I want to finish by September. After that, I can take a long look at Michiko and Beth and try to get book seven going. But it will, sooner or later, get done!
More stuff after the cut! (WARNING: Lots of photos, may take a minute or three to load.)
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05/21/2017 · 8:00 AM
Opening the Sunday catchup with a reminder: The second Peavley Manor novelette, “The Thorn Harbour Road Rally (Or, Macalley Takes The Wheel)”, is now available! You can get your copy for free – that’s right, free! – by subscribing to my mailing list! Click here to sign up, and in your final confirmation email, you’ll get a link to download the ebook! You can also get a copy at Amazon, for 99 cents US/UK/AU, €0,99 or £0.99!
After the cut…things move like clockwork!
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03/12/2017 · 9:25 AM
Today’s Sunday catchup is going to be brief. It’s in part because I’m getting a late start to the day (stupid Daylight Savings Time), and in part because…well, there’s something in progress and I need and want to get back to it. If it works, you may see it later this week. Wish me luck!
For now, here’s a quick reminder: The Kickstarter for the new album by the Doubleclicks, Love Problems, wraps up on Monday. If you haven’t backed this, think about doing so; I get the feeling this will wind up being their best album. Thanks, and one way or the other, I’ll have real content up by Wednesday.
03/05/2017 · 8:00 AM
Let’s kick Sunday off with this reminder: If you’re on Facebook, feel free to like my page there! It’s been a bit less active than my Twitter lately, but I try to post or share there several times a week minimum. Drop by and say hi. More after the cut. Continue reading →
02/19/2017 · 10:07 AM
Sunday catchup, and we’ll lead off with a reminder:
I’m glad you’re stopping by to check in and say hello. Thanks.
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02/12/2017 · 8:00 AM
It’s Sunday, our don’t have to run day, and let’s kick things off with this reminder: If you’re in the mood for a little Valentine’s Day sweetness, it’s time to read or re-read “That’s Amore,” a Monkey Queen short story about romantic dinners, half-off dark chocolate and what Shakespeare play not to watch on date night. (Warning: Spoilers!) Click here, then come back for more after the cut! Continue reading →
02/08/2017 · 10:41 AM
Welcome to this blog’s newest feature, The Sound Abounds, where I talk about the weird, wonderful world of nerd music! These posts will feature and discuss musical acts that have performed songs that touch on (or squeefully embrace) some aspect of geek culture.
In this opening installment, after the cut: The Doubleclicks! Continue reading →