Writers are not normal people. And so, I'm genuinely curious, and truly not for my own selfish promotional reasons, but rather to re-center myself and remind myself of what really matters -- What makes you pick up a book?
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I've found myself thinking quite a bit lately about writing communities -- and particularly about those which are composed entirely or primarily of women (and, in many cases, transgender individuals and enbies). As someone who was supposed to debut in 2017 and is now debuting in 2018, I belong to a few different groups of … Continue reading Rooms of Our Own
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
I knew I wanted to go the traditional publishing route rather than self-publishing because I wanted a team.
I'm starting 2016 off strong! I've just completed and sent off the first round of revisions under official DAW Editorial guidance (as opposed to Connor's editorial-agent guidance). Those edits are the reason I haven't been blogging here much through the fall -- I could never quite justify to myself writing a blog post when I knew I … Continue reading From Moodling to Manuscript: The Revision Process
Today, I'm pleased to announce the publication from the other side of my life -- the world of Shakespeare academia! At the American Shakespeare Center, we've just finished up our 8th Blackfriars Conference, a biennial congregation of hundreds of scholars, practitioners, and students from across the world. From each conference, a panel selects a group … Continue reading Shaping Shakespeare for Performance: An Academic Publication
And now, some words that I have been waiting to say since I was eleven years old: I am going to be a published novelist. I have a book deal. Actually, I have a three-book deal. Aven has been sold to DAW Books and will be appearing on shelves in 2017. I cannot give enough thanks and praise … Continue reading One yes at a time: in which our heroine becomes, officially, a novelist
Or, how the Great Recession damaged, and continues to damage, artistically-inclined Millennials. To have a lifestyle that allows you to put creative endeavors front and center, to prioritize art above other concerns, you need one of two things: a safety net or the willingness to fly without one. And most of my generation doesn't have either. … Continue reading Creative Idealism vs Risk Aversion