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Hey, want some swag?

Over on Patreon, there are several levels of support on offer, starting at the $3 base level.  For higher tiers, I offer physical rewards in the form of yearly swag packs and quarterly messages.  The yearly gifts go out in October and include things like:  stitch markers/charmshandmade project bagsnotebooks and stationarya personal message from me… Continue reading Hey, want some swag?

conventions

Anyone Out There?

Hey guys. Got a question for you, if you live in the PNW: What conventions do you go to? Specifically, if you like books or steampunk or knitting (or all three). I know about the Comic Cons, and while I would love to go, they are pricy and crowded and not quite my scene. I… Continue reading Anyone Out There?

books

Writing WIPs

Now that Magic in Midtown is out, and a series is complete, what am I working on right now? My current project is finishing the rest of the Midnight Radio series. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a running series of spooky, Cthuhlu-esque short stories I’m running over on patreon. You can read… Continue reading Writing WIPs

books

Magic in Midtown Release

That's right, it's release day! You can now pick up the second book of the AJ Marshall series on Amazon & on Gumroad. Remember, if you want anything other than whatever the current standard kindle format is, head on over to Gumroad where I list .mobi, .epub, .pdf, and any other requested formats (leave a… Continue reading Magic in Midtown Release

knitting

Summer Knitting

I will say that one of the best things about my move to Washington is that we don't get extremely hot summers here. It holds pretty steady around 60 degrees year round, give or take. This is great for me, since my broken thyroid means my internal thermostat is busted and there's a very narrow… Continue reading Summer Knitting

life

A departure

This week we’re taking a break from our usual content to talk about something that has deeply impacted my life, and has once again reared it’s ugly head: Domestic violence. This conversation might be triggering for some, so if you’re not ready for this discussion, feel free to check back next week when we return… Continue reading A departure

history

A Short History of Nail Polish

Fun fact: I have not one, but two defunct nail art blogs (Don't look for them. Really. I'm not good at it). So it's not surprising that I, a history buff and general nerd, found myself wondering where nail polish originated. Apparently it all started back around 3200 BCE, when Babylonian warriors would go get… Continue reading A Short History of Nail Polish

reading

Reading Slump

You know what really sucks? Well, there's a lot of things, and we seem to be experience all of them right now. But the thing that has been really annoying for me lately is this: being an author in a reading slump. I love to read. Well, I did. And then we came to Washington.… Continue reading Reading Slump

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Surprise!

I really love the art deco style of the Magic in Midtown cover so much, and it even brings in the steampunk elements. In fact, I love it so much that we decided to re-do the cover for Magic in the Headlines, book 1 in the set: I love this cover so much better than… Continue reading Surprise!

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Magic in Midtown Cover and Q&A

Sorry, which book is this? I've referred to this as Magic in the Jazz Age previously, but have been unhappy with that title for a while. This is the title my patrons voted on. You can vote on titles, character names, plot points, and more over on Patreon. What series is it from?This is the… Continue reading Magic in Midtown Cover and Q&A