Psst. Remember that ebook sale I posted about a few days ago? Well, guess what–you can win outright win** the ebooks of The Clockwork Dagger and The Clockwork Crown!
It’s easy if you have an Amazon account and a Kindle or Kindle app. Click here to enter for a chance to win Dagger and here to enter for a chance to win Crown. All you have to do is follow me on Amazon, which means you’ll get notifications when I have a new book out. When you enter, you’ll be told right away if you’ve won. If you didn’t, well… did I mention the ebooks are on sale?
**NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 8/15/15 11:59PM, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules.
To build up to the release of Breath of Earth in two weeks, Harper Voyager has set ebooks for Clockwork Dagger and Clockwork Crown on sale. A BIG sale. Clockwork Dagger is $1.99 and Clockwork Crown is $2.99; both are usually $10.99!
Please help spread the word. Feel free to grab the graphic above and share on your site or social media. Thanks!
Let’s start off the month with a bunch of happy links!
Then my poem “Sorry,” published earlier this year at Mobius Magazine, was nominated for Best of the Net.
Then there’s the cool miscellaneous stuff…
– a three minute on-camera interview with The Daily Quirk, recorded at San Diego Comic-Con
– Amy Sisson reviews my story from Nature, “Bread of Life,” and says nice things!
– I was name-dropped in the Functional Nerds Podcast at about the 34 minute mark. This tickles me to no end because of Patrick Hester talks about my cookies. Also, buy Fran Wilde’s book Updraft. It’s awesome.Read More
Reading accessibility is a personal issue for me. I have worn glasses since I was twelve, but in my family, sight problems go deeper than mere near vision. I’m well aware that genetic eye diseases could very well make me go blind as I age.
The question comes up every few weeks about if my books will be produced in audio by my publisher. I don’t know. Since it may not happen, it makes it all the more important that other options are available!
First of all, there is a paid subscription service called Book Share that lists Clockwork Dagger, Clockwork Crown, and my story “The Deepest Poison.” (Thanks to Dianna for letting me know about this!)
If you’re in the United States, there is also a service called BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) provided by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). Book lovers can download books from a database of 65,000 titles. The Clockwork Dagger is available for download for approved NLS devices, and The Clockwork Crown is in process. They can also mail some materials. Here’s where you can find out more about the program and how to enroll.
Do you know of other resources in the United States or beyond? Let me know!Read More
A year ago, one of my lifelong dreams came true.
Happy birthday, Clockwork Dagger!
I think it has aged pretty darn well, too.
Thanks for your support through the release of both books over this past year. The comments, cat gifs, retweets, likes, and most especially those emails that seem to arrive just when I need them the most.
You guys are the bestest.Read More
If you’re not able to attend my reading at WorldCon today, you can still hear my weird, raspy voice. I’m in the latest episode of the Skiffy and Fanty Show Podcast: The Wonders and Politics of Steampunk w/ Cherie Priest, Beth Cato, and Jaymee Goh.
It’s an interesting discussion. We talk about representation, whitewashing on covers, and some of the political issues around steampunk. There are a LOT of issues. We could have talked for hours on the subject, I’m sure, and as it is, the full broadcast is over an hour!
If you want to read my words instead, I talk about some books I recently read and enjoyed over at the What Writers Read. Particular favorites: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho and The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard.Read More