On Becoming What You Hate, Redux

On Becoming What You Hate, Redux

Oct 15, 2014

When I was 18 I was living in a shitty apartment, far from home, with an emotionally abusive boyfriend. I felt totally powerless in my own life. I contemplated suicide often. I would learn, later, that taking birth control pills had caused a debilitating state of depression, one I simply could not shake, no matter how much I willed it. Being mentally fucked up...

This is the end: RAPTURE UK Cover Reveal, Release Date

This is the end: RAPTURE UK Cover Reveal, Release Date

Sep 30, 2014

It’s sometimes difficult to remember that the Bel Dame Aprocrypha isn’t quite wrapped up in the UK as yet. But we’re just about there? For those who’ve been waiting to complete the set, the final volume of the series, RAPTURE, will be out from Del Rey UK on February 26th, 2015. The ebook should be out a bit before that, so stay tuned. For...

On Responding to Reviews

On Responding to Reviews

Sep 25, 2014

I’ve been asked a few times recently – certainly more than I was asked with God’s War , Infidel and Rapture – to address specific responses to THE MIRROR EMPIRE. We all like a good author meltdown, I suppose. I think what some folks don’t realize is 1) this ain’t my first rodeo, and I’m very good at sorting GamerGate...

Bookplates ahoy! Barnes & Noble Promo Prizes are in Transit

Bookplates ahoy! Barnes & Noble Promo Prizes are in Transit

Sep 15, 2014

Thanks to everyone who took advantage of the Barnes and Noble promotion that ran the first two weeks of release of THE MIRROR EMPIRE. I’m pleased to say I shipped everyone’s bookplates (the first reward) today. If you don’t receive yours within two weeks, please email XXXX and we’ll see about getting that sorted. It was super fun to put...

THE MIRROR EMPIRE: Reprint Delays, Rumor Mill, etc.

THE MIRROR EMPIRE: Reprint Delays, Rumor Mill, etc.

Sep 15, 2014

So back in June Angry Robot Books, publisher of THE MIRROR EMPIRE, closed its ancillary imprints, Exhibit A and Strange Chemistry. This was part of a wider cost-cutting exercise initiated by Osprey, Angry Robot’s parent company, which was going up for sale along with Angry Robot. Angry Robot has since pushed out its fall releases while wheels turn behind...

Thanks for all the Fish: Mirror Empire Update

Thanks for all the Fish: Mirror Empire Update

Sep 4, 2014

So a lot of you know it’s been a long slog for me to stay in the publishing game, and THE MIRROR EMPIRE was a new opportunity for me to get back into the game. This book was almost not published either, but the folks at Angry Robot took a chance on it, and gave it a great cover, a great edit, and great marketing support, especially for a publisher of their...

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...

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