Sunday, August 13, 2017

blogging glass in your room again

Sunday catchup, and again it's going to be light, between working on Copper Cove and the fact that some of my future plans are still being finalized. I did want to let you know that later today, the ever-delightful Madame Askew will be doing Facebook Live videos from San Diego's Steampunk Day At The Library! Click here for more info on the event, and here for Madame Askew's Facebook page, where you can sign up to be updated whenever she and/or the Grand Arbiter go live!

This coming Tuesday will be a red-letter day for nerd music fans, as it's the official release day for Love Problems by the Doubleclicks and Trust Issues by the PDX Broadsides! I'll try to have reviews for both soon, but no promises.

And another one of nerd music's bright lights, Meri Amber, is now doing regular live shows on Twitch! Follow her there to get updates as to when she's on, or check her Twitter timeline.

And with that, tea and writing call. More later.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Copper Cove!

Sunday catchup is taking a week off, as I realized that is post #550 on the Monkey Queen Books blog (as counted on its original home on Blogger). I enjoy doing special things for anniversary posts, so I'm using this one to formally announce my next book, a steampunk fantasy.

Coming this fall: Copper Cove!

In Copper Cove, city of marvels powered by magic and steam, being a renegade crafter is no easy task. Working past midnight to make ends meet, difficult clients, tough conditions, guild enforcers...all in all, just another day for the talented, plucky Tabitha Miles.

Her latest commission seems like just another job at first...but then Tabitha meets newspaper reporter Sophie Haverford and falls into a web of conspiracy and murder. Can Tabitha unravel the mystery, prevent a disaster, and win Sophie’s heart in time for tea?

I can't give an exact publication date, as writing is still in progress, but if all works out, it'll be out on a familiar date. It'll be available on all my usual platforms (not just Amazon), and there will be a paperback edition.

After the cut: Two brief excerpts!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

let me blog away with you

Sunday catchup is going to be short this week, for... (glances at pile of laundry) reasons. (peeks over at dish-filled sink) Work is progressing on my next book, and I'm hoping to have the first draft done by the end of August if not sooner. I'll keep you updated. Until next time...well, I won't leave you empty-handed.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

this time I know we could blog it together

Sunday catchup, and we'll open with another reminder: If you've enjoyed anything I've written, I would be grateful if you'd take a moment to write a review. Reviews really do help influence people as to whether or not they should buy a book, and the more the better. So, if you like the Monkey Queen books, the tales of Peavley Manor, or the Skyblade Saga, please drop by Amazon and/or Goodreads and let others know. Thanks! More after the cut.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

be with my baby, then we'll blog some time together

Sunday catchup! First, a reminder: If you haven't done so already, now would be a good time to sign up for the Monkey Queen Books (and more) mailing list! Especially since a mailing will be going out later today...with a first look at my next book! And new subscribers get the Peavley Manor novelette "The Thorn Harbour Road Rally (Or, Macalley Takes The Wheel)" for free! Click here!

After the cut...lotsa stuff. Really.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

oh sweet name, I blog you again

It's time for Sunday catchup! I'll lead off with a reminder: If you've enjoyed any of the ebooks I've written, I'd be grateful if you could take a few minutes and write a review, for Amazon, Goodreads, your social media or elsewhere. Reviews do help attract new readers, and new readers in turn get the word out to bring in more. Whatever you can do is deeply appreciated. Thanks! More after the cut.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

I'll blog with you baby for a thousand years

Just a quick Sunday catchup today. In case you missed it, Skyblade's Claim, the second book in the Skyblade Saga series, is out! Get it exclusively at Amazon's US store! You can read a preview here; be advised that it's meant for older readers (adult situations). More after the cut.