Six Months to Go!

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

Wonder Woman, Historical Fiction, and Fantasy Fulfillment

A few days ago, I finally saw Wonder Woman, and it was as delightful as the internet had promised me it would be. I want more movies like this. I want sequels. I want prequels that just focus on the Amazons kicking ass thousands of years ago. I want spin-offs. And I want more heroines, all … Continue reading Wonder Woman, Historical Fiction, and Fantasy Fulfillment

“I witness to the times that brought them in”

Evolution means gaining something, but it almost always means losing something, too.

Constant Vigilance

The theatre I work for just closed a new play, Shakespeare's Sister by Emma Whipday, which explores the life of the hypothesized Judith. Whipday's concept came from Virginia Woolf and her style was heavily influenced by Shakespeare in Love. I'm not sure what I was expecting going in -- something lighter, more on the Shakespeare in Love side … Continue reading Constant Vigilance

In which Cass launches a Patreon

Cass Morris is creating epic fantasy novels and other SFF stories What's a Patreon? Excellent question! It's like a Kickstarter, except instead of funding a project, you fund an artist with a monthly pledge. You start getting rewards immediately and will continue to do so at the level of your pledge for as long as … Continue reading In which Cass launches a Patreon

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

A message from DAW

Those of you who have already pre-ordered From Unseen Fire might have gotten an email today letting you know that the publication date has changed. Not to worry! I'll now be debuting on January 2nd, 2018, and I'm terribly excited to have the chance to be "first out of the gate", as it were, in … Continue reading A message from DAW

Query Letter: A Success Story

what's super interesting is that, for as much as the book has changed over the past three years -- and boy howdy has it -- this query letter is still a fairly accurate description of the story...

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 like 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