books

Authors in the Wild

It's always exciting when I get to add something to my Events and Appearances page. As of this week, Missouri and I are both confirmed for the Mid Ohio Indie Author Book Expo here in Columbus (well, Grove City. But it's C-bus adjacent). I'll be there with copies of The Spider's Web, and we've also… Continue reading Authors in the Wild

books, knitting

Character Aesthetic: Evie Cappeli

I thought I'd do something a little different this time around, and show off some knitting and crochet patterns that remind me the characters in THE SPIDER'S WEB and THE FERRYMEN. All of these patterns are available on Ravelry. Some of them are free, some are not. And no, none of these are my designs.… Continue reading Character Aesthetic: Evie Cappeli

books

June Wrap Up

Send out at least 1 query every week Done. 9 queries sent out. Release The Spider’s Web on Amazon Reduce the yarn stash by 50% Not yet. Haven't had much time for knitting lately. Save for the moving Phase one complete. Phase two...? Read all the books on the night stand I've knocked 2 off… Continue reading June Wrap Up

books

Best Book/Writing Podcasts on Youtube

Last week I shared my favorite knitting podcasts, and this time I thought I'd show you a few of my favorite book related podcasts. Some of these are just review shows, others concentrate on the craft of writing or on publishing. If you were daunted by the long episodes on the knitting list, fear not.… Continue reading Best Book/Writing Podcasts on Youtube

books, goals 2017

April & May Wrap Up

Send out at least 1 query every week Done Release The Spider’s Web on Amazon Reduce the yarn stash by 50% Um...Nope. I'm back where I started at the beginning of the year. Oops. Save for the moving The move is done. Thank goodness! Read all the books on the night stand One down. Read… Continue reading April & May Wrap Up

travel

GIVEAWAY! Also, chatter.

I'm back! We have officially moved into our new place. I'm still trying to find where I put everything (including my sanity), but we are moved, the cats are fine, and we made it to Cinici. Moving was...let's just say hell. Our truck got overbooked and had to be back 5 hours early. Then the… Continue reading GIVEAWAY! Also, chatter.

writing

Querying Multiple Projects: a How-to Guide

The Basic Query Process Pretty much every writer who hopes to be published has to query at some point. A Query letter is an email/letter sent to a publisher or agent, introducing yourself and your work. It may or may not be accompanied by a synopsis or sample pages, based on the requirements of that… Continue reading Querying Multiple Projects: a How-to Guide

dru faust

Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due: part 21

For the entire streetcar ride home, I pondered the new information gleaned from the station, particularly the arrests made at the party. Only three arrests for such a large gathering was scanty, at best. True, for one officer to bring in three criminals alone, it was quite something, but if Officer Conners was so close… Continue reading Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due: part 21

books

Night Wars Collection Out Tomorrow!

That's right! The new book will be out at some point tomorrow. You'll be able to find it on my Amazon page, or Missouri's. Want more? Here's a little snippet from one of my stories, In Defense of Mushrooms. This was originally released as a novella, and it's something of Izzy's origin story. Izzy is… Continue reading Night Wars Collection Out Tomorrow!

books, new release

Night Wars Collection Cover Reveal!

This probably won't come as a total surprise, since Missouri shared it on twitter earlier this week, but we have a cover!The collection will be out next Tuesday, March 28, and includes 13 short stories, including 3 by yours truly. For all the info on the collection, check the Q&A, and as always, you can find… Continue reading Night Wars Collection Cover Reveal!