books

Patreon Update

As I mentioned at the end of last year, I've really been working hard to expand my Patreon page this year. With two new tiers, there are now a lot more rewards. With levels at $1, $3, $10, and $20, there's something for just about everyone. Right now, I'm in the process of adding video… Continue reading Patreon Update

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Successes Were Had

Last week I looked at the mistakes I've made in publishing, and this week I wanted to celebrate five things I've done right in the five years I've been publishing. Read the fine printAlways read your contracts very carefully, kids. Protect your rights. This goes for book contracts, and also for classes, pattern sales, or… Continue reading Successes Were Had

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Mistakes Were Made

But I always learned from them. It recently occurred to me that this May will be 5 years since The Spider's Web was first published with Torquere. That publisher folded six months after my first book was published, and I was never paid for it. I did get the rights back (obviously), but it got… Continue reading Mistakes Were Made

writing

Everybody’s a Critic

It's been a while since we talked agents and querying on this blog, hasn't it? I stopped querying about a year ago now. I just couldn't do it anymore. After years and years of rejection--hundreds of queries on multiple projects--I had to stop for the sake of my mental health. Despite having strong queries, I… Continue reading Everybody’s a Critic

writing

Coming soon to a Patreon near you!

I'll be rolling out some changes to my Patreon in 2021. Currently, there are two levels, which will be staying the same: Shadows: $1/monthMy everlasting gratitudeAccess to weekly 1st draft chapters so you can see my writing process as it evolvesAdvance access to Would this Kill Me in the 1800s? and other history-oriented postsAccess to… Continue reading Coming soon to a Patreon near you!

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Cat Update

The clowder has been largely well behaved of later, though even weirder than usual. Bast likes to sleep in the bottom drawers of my dresser, but the other day he decided to use the top drawer instead. He got himself stuck behind a drawer and I had to remove it to get him out again.… Continue reading Cat Update

NaNo

Nanowrimo Wrap Up 2020

Technically, there's still another day left. If you are still writing, keep going! You can do it. Last night around 9:30, I finally cracked 50k. I may write a little extra today, just so I can get that shiny badge for updating my word count every day, but as I was putting my word count… Continue reading Nanowrimo Wrap Up 2020

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By the Grace and ARC Availability

It is difficult enough in this age of awareness to be autistic, but in 1918 it didn’t yet exist as a diagnosis. With no vocabulary to describe her experiences or explain why certain things bother her, Julia Grace must navigate the social minefield that is Mt. Sinai School for Young Ladies. She leans on her… Continue reading By the Grace and ARC Availability

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Coming this Fall

Are you ready? It's time for your first teaser for my next book, out October 6. It's spooky. It's dark. And it's inspired by a historical period that mirrors the current one. BY THE GRACE is a paranormal mystery set in 1918, with an autistic main character. Stay tuned for more information. If you want… Continue reading Coming this Fall

writing

Writing WIPs

With the newly revised edition of Dru Faust out int he world, and my current Patreon story finishing this week, you may be wondering what I'm working on now. One thing that I've been working on this year is increasing the lead tiem on my books--that is, the time between when I finish drafting and… Continue reading Writing WIPs