Posts made in July, 2014

Free ebook sampler from Harper Voyager

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Blog, clockwork dagger, others books | Comments Off on Free ebook sampler from Harper Voyager

Harper Voyager has released a sampler of their new books coming out these next few months. It includes authors like Kim Harrison, Nick Cole, Richard Kadrey… and ME. The first two chapters of The Clockwork Dagger are included! And there was much rejoicing!

The really cool thing… it’s FREE and available from most every electronic book purveyor.

Voyager Sampler

Grab it for your Kindle via Amazon.

Or as a freebie Nook book at Barnes & Noble.

Kobo has it, too!

Heck, it’s even at Google Play.

No matter where you get it, it’s free and totally yours. I’m rather excited to read all the samples, too–though I’ve already read Nick Cole’s whole book Soda Pop Soldier and can vouch for its awesomeness.

Clockwork Dagger

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FAE Day!

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in anthology:story, Blog | Comments Off on FAE Day!

FAE cover

FAE is out today! You can buy it through World Weaver Press. Tangent Online recently reviewed the anthology and had some had some very nice things to say about my story…

“The Cartography of Shattered Trees” by Beth Cato and “And Only The Eyes of Children” by Laura VanArendonk Baugh are shining examples of what could be done with the subject of faeries that surpass tricks on the reader, that build worlds and characters worth knowing and exploring, that have something important to say about the real world. Fae may be worth the price of admission for these alone.

In addition, there’s a release party on Facebook tonight! Clicky on the graphic below to check it out. THERE WILL BE PRIZES.


If you can’t make that, there are other forthcoming events:
August 5th – Fae #SFFLunch 12-2pm EST (on Twitter using hashtag #SFFLunch)
August 8th – Fae Canadian Release Party & Reading at When Words Collide in Calgary

Happy birthday, FAE!

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Hello, Revision Letter

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Blog, clockwork crown | Comments Off on Hello, Revision Letter

The revision letter for The Clockwork Crown (aka the sequel) has arrived. I’ll be kept quite busy through August, so expect me to be scarcer than usual on the interwebs.

I feel pretty good about things, though. I’m hanging in there.


hanging in there

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Sunday Quote prepares for a quest

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in Blog, Quote | Comments Off on Sunday Quote prepares for a quest

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” ~ Somerset Maugham

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Thursday Updates

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in anthology:poem, Blog, clockwork dagger | Comments Off on Thursday Updates

– My poem “Suddenly, a Unicorn” is up at Grievous Angel. Scroll down to find it.

– It’s always a bit intimidating when a friend reads your book. Will they like it?! Fortunately, my friend Sara Dobie Bauer did enjoy The Clockwork Dagger and wrote an amazing review. She also interviewed me a few days ago.

– I’ve been pestering my writer-friends about where they bought their book plates or how they handled the whole issue. See, book plates are a nifty way to sign books at a distance. Instead of shipping the entire book, I sign an adhesive label, mail it, and the person can stick it inside their copy of the book. I decided to buy a customized stamp from Tiny Prints so I could use it for book plates, in-person signings, and most anything else. My pretty stamp arrived today!


I’ll post about book plates again after the novel comes out so that any interested folks can send me their address.

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