books

Magic in the Headlines Release Day!

That's right, AJ's story is now out in the world. Currently only ebooks are available--I'm having some issues with Amazon at the moment regarding the cover for the paperback cover. They are coming, it just might be a little while before they become available. Because we will be moving at the end of July, I… Continue reading Magic in the Headlines Release Day!

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Magic in the Headlines

Aurora Jane "AJ" Marshall has wanted to be a reporter from the day she first sat on her father's lap reading the headlines. The 1920s are supposed to be all about freedom, and women are flaunting their independence as voting flappers who drive cars and smoke cigarettes. Well, AJ can't smoke because of her asthma,… Continue reading Magic in the Headlines

history

Would this Kill Me in the 1800s: Nystagmus

We're doing something a little different this time around on WTKM. I'd be willing to bet that most of you have never heard the word nystagmus before, so let me break things down a little. Nystagmus is an involuntary, rapid eye movement. It can be caused by several things, including drug overdoses and head injuries,… Continue reading Would this Kill Me in the 1800s: Nystagmus

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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

books

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

publishing

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