Cover Reveal for FROM UNSEEN FIRE

It's here, it's here! At long, long last, I can reveal the cover forĀ From Unseen Fire: Isn't it gorgeous? I'm totally in love with it. Thanks to artist Tran Nguyen, who really nailed a fantastic look, and to the whole team at DAW for getting this put together. And, thanks to Unbound Worlds for hosting … Continue reading Cover Reveal for FROM UNSEEN FIRE

Six Months to Go!

Today, I'm celebrating with some Patreon-exclusive content: a glimpse into Aven's magical world.

Visualizing FROM UNSEEN FIRE

Tonight's #17Scribes Twitter chat (and yes, I'm still part of that group even though my debut got moved two days into 2018 -- they refused to part with me!) was focused on visualizing elements of our novels. I put together some image sets, and I thought I'd share them with y'all! First off, how I … Continue reading Visualizing FROM UNSEEN FIRE

Reading Recommendations (while you’re waiting for FROM UNSEEN FIRE)

Hallo! Cold, grey, dreary wintry days always have me wanting nothing more than to curl up with a good book, so I thought I would share some of my favorites with y'all. Not just favorites, but favorites that, in some way or another, I think will be enjoyable to the folk who will likeĀ From Unseen … Continue reading Reading Recommendations (while you’re waiting for FROM UNSEEN FIRE)

A creative sort of evening

I was apparently feeling in a rather creative mood tonight. I've updated the header banners on FB and Twitter: The old one was really only ever a placeholder, and I quite like this. The picture's actually one I took while visiting Rome last summer! I think I'm going to redo it for the blog as … Continue reading A creative sort of evening

My Princess, My General

Carrie Fisher helped me realize -- continues to help me realize, because it's a process, not a moment -- that I can and will produce good things, good work and good art, even in the midst of personal crisis or chaos.

Figures in History: Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke

If a female English-speaking writer were looking for a patron saint, you could do far worse than Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke.

Mi dispiace; parlo italiano solo un po’

I was hellbent not to use English unless I absolutely had to. Armed with Google Translate, a willing attitude, and a charming smile, I set out to experience la citta eterna in its own voice.

Word cloud for the June 2016 revisions

Sisters, sisters…

A sister is different than a friend. Friends, you can choose. But sisters, you're given.