In “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” we meet a new Russia: one that stands with one foot in the recent Soviet past, one foot in the more distant past of Pushkin and Lermontov, and, well, a third foot in the Millennial post-Soviet present. And maybe a fourth foot in the West. Like Chekhov (and Bulgakov), Maxim Osipov […]Read more "“Rock, Paper, Scissors, and Other Stories” by Maxim Osipov"
Happy Midsummer, everyone! Yes, it’s that time, when the days are the longest (at least here in the Northern Hemisphere) and the nights are the shortest. Also, incidentally, the time of my birthday. So in order to celebrate both these events, “The Dreaming Land I” is free this weekend on Kindle! Gosh, I’d forgotten what […]Read more "Celebrate the Solstice and Get “The Dreaming Land I” for Free!"
Wow! Halfway through June already! Time really does keep on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future. Hope that thought doesn’t make everyone too uncomfortable. To be honest, it makes me a little uncomfortable. But why think about that when you can think about the onrushing summer? So, since it’s summertime, now seems like a great time to […]Read more "ARCs of “Half a Dream” are Here! Plus Reading Recommendations and Giveaways"
This post is part of OWS CyCon 2019! Come say hi to us here. For this post I’ve been asked to talk about what makes my fantasy world(s)–because I have several–unique. Happily, this is something I’ve put a lot of thought into! I’ll start with my main fantasy world, which I feature in The Zemnian Series. […]Read more "What Makes My World(s) Unique? (Hint: It’s a Woman’s, Woman’s, Woman’s World)"
Greetings, all! With the spring equinox rapidly approaching, now seems like a great time to make the first part of my story of spring, The Breathing Sea, free! The promo will be running March 16-20. And of course it’s always free on KU. Get it here. Here’s that link again to get The Breathing Sea I free on […]Read more "The Breathing Sea I is Free This Week!"
It’s another not-so-beautiful early spring day here. The daffodils are blooming, but the occasional flake of snow falls from the sky. So it seems like a great opportunity to write some more about my story of spring, The Breathing Sea. As I wrote last time, The Breathing Sea starts in early spring and continues until midsummer, and is […]Read more "Snakes and Steam: Rewriting Chekhov’s “In the Ravine” (plus this week’s selection of giveaways)"
Goodness, is it February already? It is! How the time does fly. I hope everyone who is in the path of the latest polar vortex is slowly defrosting. We didn’t get too hard hit here in North Carolina, but we did have several days below freezing, which is pretty dang cold for us. Things have […]Read more "Sometimes Dragons are Real. Plus Giveaways and Excerpts"
So much news! But first things first. The Midnight Land I is free on Kindle January 20-24, and for those of you in the Amazon.com market, Part II is just 99c! Of course, they’re always free on KU. Hmm, and while I’m on the subject of free books, the Portal to Fantasy Winter Reading Giveaway is still going […]Read more "The Midnight Land is Free this Week! Plus excerpts and more giveaways"
Happy 2019, everyone! How is it 2019 already? My 2019 is starting off well-ish, in part because I’m on medical leave. That’s not normally a positive, and I’d much rather *not* have to be on medical leave, but since I do, I might as well look on the bright side. And one of the bright […]Read more "Yin, Yang, and New Year’s Resolutions That Won’t be Kept (plus more free books!)"
With the coming New Year, as we say in Russian! I hope 2019 brings whatever it needs to bring for all of us. I’ve been doing a reasonable amount of reading over the past few weeks, so I thought I’d share some recommendations of books and authors that are not super well-known, and therefore may […]Read more "Reading Recommendations, Giveaways, and…Sssshhhh, It’s a Secret!"