We are just past 4 months since From Unseen Fire hit the shelves! We are also one month out from my 33rd birthday. So this seems like an awesome excuse to say... I would like to have 50 Amazon reviews of From Unseen Fire by my birthday! Totally doable, I think! I'm standing at 32 right now, … Continue reading Cass’s Birthday Review Campaign
The theme this week over on the Deb Ball is "the manuscript in the drawer", and I thought I'd expand a little bit upon what I wrote over there. I chatted about this on Twitter a while back, too. I have been, across my life, a prolific writer. Since the age of 11, when I … Continue reading False Starts
Originally written for the Camp Nanowrimo blog this month! That meme, right there? That explains a lot about who I am. I’ve got what some people call “high-functioning” anxiety, the kind that makes you a constantly over-wound spring but determined not to let anyone know that you’re screaming internally. I am a Slytherin, driven to … Continue reading Camp Nano: Writing with Anxiety
State of the Patreon Address: In which I detail all the things I hope that Patreon will help me do for my career in the coming year! And make a few adjustments to rewards levels, and let you know what special giveaway will happen when I reach my next goal. Mages of Aven Series #10-17: In … Continue reading April/May Patreon Review
When I write, I look at the way things were in the past or the way things could be in the future, and then I ask: "What would change if we, individually and as a people, made better choices?" I imagine life a little more as it should be.
1: Acquire: Pick up the book in some form or other! (Which so many of you have already done, and I love you for it). Purchase if you can, but buying isn't in your budget right now, ask your local library to get it. Libraries are awesome and help get an author's words in front … Continue reading How to Help Your Friendly Neighborhood Novelist
Now it's my turn, to tempt you off the path and into the wilds, to duck beneath the hanging branches, to slip between the hedges, to beckon you along with me, to some unknown adventure.
Here's your chance to find out what sort of mage you could be in the world of Aven!
Mages of Aven Series, #1-9: A new microfiction project! Every week, patrons at the Senators+ ($3 and up) levels will get a new 100-word story set in the world of the Aven Cycle. Each will feature one of Aven's mages across the full spectrum of society: patricians and plebs, from high priests and tribunes to … Continue reading February/March Patreon Review
The phoenix, after all, has to reduce herself entirely to ash before she can blaze again.