Sunday, October 30, 2016

you know I can't blog straight no more

Starting Sunday with an announcement: For the next few weeks, posting on this blog and other social media will be significantly less than usual, mostly likely just a Sunday catchup post every week. A secret project is involved, but I can't say more than that for the time being, and there is a deadline that needs to be met. When I can say more, I will, and I think it'll be worth the wait. More after the cut, including paperback news!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Willow Wednesdays: royally social

Welcome to Willow Wednesdays! Featuring art by Willow, the cover artist for the Monkey Queen series, with her kind permission! Read on after the cut for more!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

the less I say the more my blog gets done

Starting off Sunday with this news: The new Monkey Queen book, The Crown Of Kylthena, is now available on DriveThruFiction! In case you missed Michiko and Beth's latest adventure, check the featured post on the sidebar for a full list of buying links! More after the cut.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Crown Of Kylthena: Sunday Update

We're taking another break from our usual Sunday catchup format (though a few things may slip in) to keep you posted on doings with The Crown Of Kylthena, the new Monkey Queen book! If you missed the news from earlier this week, Michiko and Beth's new adventure is out now! The post with buying links has been updated with links for Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Indigo / Chapters, Fnac and Angus and Robertson; click here, or search your favorite ebook retailer for "Robert Dahlen"! More after the cut!

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Crown Of Kylthena: Out At Last!

Yes! The wait is over! The sixth Monkey Queen book, The Crown Of Kylthena, is out at last! Get Michiko and Beth's newest adventure at Amazon, or find other buying links and more after the cut!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Crown Of Kylthena: Coming Friday!

Yes! You read that correctly! The sixth Monkey Queen book, The Crown Of Kylthena, will be published this Friday, October 14! Many, many thanks to Keri Knutson, and to Jason and Marina Anderson with Polgarus Studios, for getting things fixed in a hurry and allowing me to bump up the publication date! (And thanks to Willow, who is awesome!) Here's the corrected cover, and if you missed the preview of the first two chapters, click here! See you on Friday, when the buying links are ready!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Crown Of Kylthena: Publication Delay Alert

Due to an unfortunate complication, I've had to push back the publication date for The Crown Of Kylthena until next Tuesday, October 18. The reason why? Short answer: I screwed up. Long answer? After the cut!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

from the end of the world to your blog

The Sunday catchup returns, with this announcement: The sixth Monkey Queen book, The Crown Of Kylthena, will be published this coming Tuesday, October 11!

"Whatever it takes to rescue Beth, I'll do it."

The Crown of Kylthena is a legendary relic from the Lost Lands of Earth. The stories say it brings great power to its wearer. Michiko Koyama, the hero known as the Monkey Queen, is sent to retrieve the crown along with her girlfriend and partner in adventure Beth McGill, only to find that it's been stolen. They'll have to hop from world to world and team up with the enigmatic wizard Alasdair Sterling to get it back...but can he be trusted?

And even if they find the crown, the secrets it holds could tear Beth away from Michiko...or lead to their doom.

Come back Tuesday for buying links, and click here in case you missed Friday's preview of the first two chapters of Michiko and Beth's newest adventure! More after the cut!

Friday, October 7, 2016

The Crown Of Kylthena: Sneak Preview!

It's been a long wait, but the sixth Monkey Queen book, The Crown Of Kylthena, is just days away from being published! To get you ready, here's a sneak preview - Chapters One and Two of Michiko and Beth's latest adventure! I hope you enjoy! Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments.

(Warning: As with all the Monkey Queen books, this preview contains spoilers for the previous books and for the series as a whole. If you haven't read the earlier books, proceed at your own risk...)

(Or head to the website's "Where To Buy" page to find out where to get the earlier books and catch up first! When you're ready, the preview is after the cut!)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Willow Wednesdays: The Crown Of Kylthena!

Welcome to Willow Wednesdays! Featuring art by Willow, the cover artist for the Monkey Queen series, with her kind permission! Read on after the cut for more!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


I'm going to take a moment away from all the prep I'm doing for the next Monkey Queen book to talk to you about something important. A friend of mine needs your help.
I first met Amber Goss when she wrote me fan mail about one of my short stories. She went on to read the Monkey Queen books, and has become a big supporter of Michiko and Beth.

Amber is a college student in Arizona, majoring in linguistics. Health issues have caused her to miss several semesters, and as a result, she's in real danger of missing her deadline to graduate. She can make it up, though, by taking a class during the December Winter term...

A class that her financial aid plan won't cover.

Amber's started a GoFundMe page to help raise money to cover the costs of tuition and books for the December class, plus her application fees for graduate school. She's looking to raise $2300 by December 1; any extra money raised will help cover her living expenses. She goes into detail there about her situation and what the funds will be used for.

$2300 is a big amount. Money's tight for everyone. People are nervous about the election and so many other things...but I'm not hesitating to pitch in. Amber's not just a fan, but a true friend; she's smart and sharp, she knows her geek stuff, she makes me laugh early and often, and she's there with words of support and encouragement on the bad days.

And this is Amber's chance. A chance to graduate, to go to grad school to pursue her dream career, to make a living instead of struggling to get by, to make a difference in the world. But to do it, Amber needs your help. And I'm asking, imploring, all of you to pitch in.

Please head to her GoFundMe page and donate. Even the smallest donation helps get her closer to her goal. And spread the word that a fellow Monkey Queen fan needs our help.

Thanks for reading, and if you're donating, a million thanks more.

(She's going to kill me when she reads this. I know it.)

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Willow Wednesdays Extra: Sunday Catchup

The Sunday catchup post you would normally see at this time has been cancelled. Normal service will resume next Sunday. In case you're wondering why...

I have a book to finish and publish.

(Art © 2016 by Willow; used with permission.)