November 23, 2019

End of 2019 Post

It's once again the season of award eligibility posts! I will keep it short and sweet:

My novel, The Redwood Palace, came out this year.

And I had three short stories come out in 2019:

"The King's Mirror", Strange Horizons.

"The Staircase to the Moon", Fireside.

"The End of Lunar Hens", Analog.

If you're reading one story/author for awards, based on Twitter, I think "The King's Mirror" has been my most popular story this year.

September 2, 2019

FanX Fall 2019

I'll be at FanX this weekend! You can find me Thursday at 2:00 on "Concerning Hobbits: A Celebration of Middle Earth's Most Celebrated People" in room 251A.

July 23, 2019

The Staircase to the Moon

My short story, "The Staircase to the Moon" is live up at Fireside! One of the coolest things about being an author is seeing art that people make to go with your words, and Mary Haasdyk has created something stunning. Go check it out!

Also today, my short story "The Ghost of the Pepper" has been reprinted by KYSO Flash.

July 10, 2019

The Redwood Palace Book Release!

It's here! The Redwood Palace is live in paperback and e-book! I am so excited to see this novel out. And I just learned today it has PRETTY CHAPTER NUMBERS, which probably matters more to me than anyone else.

Here's the official book description: 

Plum's thrilled about her arranged marriage. Becoming the daughter-in-law of a great chef will let her take her magical cooking skills to new heights. Then her little sister Dami dresses up as a boy and joins the army—a crime punishable by death. To keep her sister safe, Plum abandons her wedding, assumes Dami's identity, and reports for her sister's duties scrubbing dishes at the palace. 

Lying for Dami leaves Plum tangled up in intrigue and accused of poisoning the royal family. To clear her name, Plum has to figure out who's really behind the attacks. But delving into the identity of the true poisoner unearths darker plots. If Plum wants to save herself, her family, and her nation, she's going to have to cook the dish of a lifetime.

June 26, 2019

Cover Art for The Redwood Palace

The cover is here! I love how magical it looks, and I'm so excited that this book is getting released soon!

So. Updates for everyone. The Redwood Palace is releasing on July 9th. Pre-orders for the e-book are live on Amazon, and physical books will be available sometime soon.

This book stands alone, but I love these characters and this world. So I wrote more. I have one more read through of the second book (tentatively entitled The Coral Palace) before sending it off to my amazing editors.

The third book is already written, but early in the revision stages. I'm hoping to get back to it later this year. But I'm very happy to be this far along on it. It makes it easy to match continuity.

June 14, 2019

Fyrecon Schedule

I will be at Fyrecon next week! I've been to every Fyrecon so far, and am thrilled to be headed back this year. Here's my schedule:

Thursday, Jun 20
3:00pm The History of Writing (presentation)

Friday, Jun 21
7:00pm Food in Fiction (roundtable)

Saturday, June 22
3:00pm Author Signing/Spotlight