July 30, 2014

"Golden Chaos" out at IGMS

My novelette, "Golden Chaos", is out at IGMS! And there's some great artwork to go with it. Really excited about this.

IGMS also ran an excerpt from Drift -- I'm grateful for their support with my debut novel. If you haven't read Drift, this will give you a good idea of what the story's about.

More good reviews have been coming in for Drift. RT Book Review gave it four stars (their highest rating) and a lovely write-up. Geek Mom also wrote up a great, detailed review.

July 11, 2014

Drift Sketches

My very cool publishers commissioned these sketches for Drift. The artist is Amanda Sartor. I think the naga look especially amazing! I love the roots of the Tree going down, too, and all the motion with the light.

And divided:

July 5, 2014

Reading YA Without the Y + Cynsation Interview

I have a gab bag post over on Bookshop Talk entitled "Reading YA Without the Y", talking about being an adult reader of YA and things I love about the genre.

Cynsations also interviewed me about revision and worldbuilding -- two of my favorite topics!

June 29, 2014

Giveaway! Guest Posts!

Read Now, Sleep Later is doing a giveaway of Drift!

I also have a post up at The Brain Lair, talking about my fascination with obsidian, and a post at It's All About Books talking about my five most influential/important books.

June 20, 2014

The Big Idea and Supernatural Snark

Over at John Scalzi's blog, I have a The Big Idea post up for Drift, talking about cultural ecology and the way we worldbuild fantasy cultures.

And I'm also at Supernatural Snark, talking about the Maya mythology inspirations for Drift.

I'll have more guest posts around the web for the next while to celebrate Drift's release! I'll continue to link to them here. I also haven't forgotten about that print-and-play game I mentioned from inside the world of Drift. Everything's just about ready for that, so it's coming soon!

June 12, 2014

Guest Post + Forbidden Dessert

I'm over at J. Kathleen Cheney's blog today, talking about strange things that happen in publishing. She has a whole series of authors talking on this topic, which fascinates me. Everyone has such different stories. Check it out!

Also, I haven't spent enough time in board games shops lately. I'm still going to blame my move to a new state. In any case, I just learned yesterday that the game Forbidden Desert exists. It's a sequel-game to Forbidden Island, a great co-op game that plays like a quick version of Pandemic (all three games were designed by the same guy -- Matt Leacock).

Hopefully soon I'll get my hands on a copy and have a review up, but given my track record with Matt Leacock games, I'm pretty sure it will be amazing. Also, I love the cover artwork. Gorgeous.