Hi all! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Here things continue to be reasonably calm, although lockdown has been extended to the end of May. Better than the alternative, for sure. For me, of course, the difference between life under lockdown and life not under lockdown is not that big, but […]Read more "Cover Reveal and Free Review Copies of “The Breathing Sea”"
Hi All! I hope everyone is doing well and was not blown away by the storm that swept through a good deal of the US this week. I, obviously, was not blown away, although we did get a tornado warning on Thursday. But the pets and I are still in Kansas, or near enough. Zelda […]Read more "Help Me by Voting on the Audiobook Cover for “Half a Dream”"
Hi Everyone! I’ve been busy–and exhausted and sore–from the beginning of the semester and returning to teaching, so I don’t have a lot of news to share right now. So I thought I’d do another reading roundup. A number of you wrote back to me the last time I asked for reading recommendations, and now […]Read more "What Are We All Reading?"
Greetings from the swamp! Or at least that’s what it’s felt like this past week. It’s been in the 90s with massive thunderstorms every day this week until today. Now a cool, fall-like rain is coming down. Neither state has been doing much for my health. The damp has been turning everything into even more […]Read more "Turning Dreams into Reality (Or at Least Books)"
It’s August, so the cicadas are whirring up a racket outside my windows. Days are hot, but the mornings are already getting a bit of that pre-autumn chill to them. And–are you ready for this–yesterday I walked ALL THE WAY AROUND THE BLOCK!!!!!!! Considering that last fall I was having to hold onto the wall […]Read more "Sultry Stories for Late Summer"
Happy June, everyone! Gosh, where is the time going? Seems like 2019 just started, and here it is June already. That means my medical leave is almost up, although classes don’t actually start until the end of August. I was hoping to be miraculously cured by now, but alas, that is not the case. The best I […]Read more "Get a Sneak Peek of the Cover for “Half a Dream”! Plus This Week’s Selection of 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)"
Wow! Is it almost April already? Where is the time going? I have to admit that in my fantasies, I thought I would be most of the way to cured by now, since I’m spending the spring on medical leave. Alas, that is not the case. While I can certainly see signs of improvement, it’s […]Read more "Excerpt and Free ARC of New Work! Plus many more giveaways"
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)"