MIRROR EMPIRE is out! Buy from B&N & Get Second Book… FREE

MIRROR EMPIRE is out! Buy from B&N & Get Second Book… FREE

Aug 26, 2014

Yes, you read that right. We’ll be giving out up to 250 free digital ARCS (that’s Advance Reader Copies) to anyone who buys THE MIRROR EMPIRE from a physical Barnes and Noble location from August 26th-September 8th. You’ll be emailed your free digital copy of EMPIRE ASCENDANT BEFORE the book is available for general release – at the same...

The Little Book that Flew Away: Fly, Fly Little Book

The Little Book that Flew Away: Fly, Fly Little Book

Aug 25, 2014

Tomorrow is the official release day for THE MIRROR EMPIRE, my fourth published novel and the first in a new epic fantasy series. Folks always want to know how you feel on book launch day, and the thing is, you know, I can tell you that on the *eve* of book launch day, I feel resigned. Not in a bad way, mind. But I’m content knowing that we all did the...

Writing, Editing, Inclusivity: We’re All in This Together

Writing, Editing, Inclusivity: We’re All in This Together

Aug 20, 2014

I’m supposed to be hip-deep in writing content for other spaces right now, but I wanted to say a little bit about the role of editors in this whole push we’re seeing for more diverse books, especially after that wild Hugo weekend. I will likely have a little more to say about that later, too. But for now, here are my thoughts on the role of editors...

MIRROR EMPIRE Blog Tour is Upon Us: Here’s What to Expect

MIRROR EMPIRE Blog Tour is Upon Us: Here’s What to Expect

Aug 19, 2014

So, I have this little book about blood mages, satellite magic, flesh eating plants, and the end of the world coming out next week called… THE MIRROR EMPIRE. In celebration of the massive launch of this massive new epic fantasy series, a bunch of folks have been kind enough to host me at their places over the next four weeks. If you’re someone I owe...

Hugo Speeches: Thanks for All the Llamas

Hugo Speeches: Thanks for All the Llamas

Aug 17, 2014

So! How about those Hugos? As for me, I said what I wanted to say in the acceptance speeches, which I’ll reprint below for those who missed them. Thanks again to Kate Elliott and Tricia Sullivan for accepting in my absence, and to all the fans, readers, and colleagues who’ve supported me while I ranted my way out here along the margins. It’s an...

How People Really Talk: Language and Signaling Difference

So just last week I happened across this video by Daniel José Older about why we shouldn’t italicize words in other languages while writing in English. If you have yet to see it, enjoy it here for the first time: I laughed my ass off watching this, because anyone who’s actually known people who speak more than one language will recognize that how...

The Increasingly Poor Economics of Penning Problematic Stories

The Increasingly Poor Economics of Penning Problematic Stories

Aug 9, 2014

My spouse has been trying to get me to play Space Run for awhile. It’s just this cute little game where you build your own space ship and take it on missions. I played through the tutorial recently, only a little annoyed that I wasn’t able to choose a female gendered character. The tutorial was OK. I moved on to taking the first mission, which is...

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