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Accessibility FTW

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Blog, clockwork crown, clockwork dagger, clockwork dagger shorts | Comments Off on Accessibility FTW

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 Clockwork Crown by Beth CatoThe 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!

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A Year

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Blog, clockwork dagger | Comments Off on A Year

A year ago, one of my lifelong dreams came true.

Happy birthday, Clockwork Dagger!

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.


Amazon   Barnes & Noble  Powell’s Books-A-Million  Poisoned Pen  Changing Hands  Mysterious Galaxy

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Hear Me Speak

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Blog, clockwork crown, clockwork dagger, podcast, public speaking | Comments Off on Hear Me Speak


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.

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Goodreads Giveaway

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Blog, clockwork dagger | Comments Off on Goodreads Giveaway

I’m running a giveaway on Goodreads for a signed copy of The Clockwork Dagger! It runs through Tuesday. Please sign up and spread the word! I’ll have a giveaway for Clockwork Crown coming up soon, too.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato

The Clockwork Dagger

by Beth Cato

Giveaway ends July 21, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Heading North by Northwest

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Blog, breath of earth, clockwork dagger | 1 comment

I’m flying up to Seattle tomorrow to attend Locus Weekend. I AM SO EXCITED. I get to hang out with writer buddies for a few days! It will be torture to be in Seattle for such a brief time, though. I miss that area so much. The greenery. The trees. The seasons. Sigh.

I’ll have a guest post from author Rebecca Roland up tomorrow, too! She’s going to talk DRAGONS.

Here are my other links ‘n things from the week:

The Clockwork Dagger is put to the Page 69 Test to see how representative that page is of the whole book.

RT Book Reviews is excited about my new series Breath of Earth! It gets highlighted as a highly anticipated forthcoming release. Yay!

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Signing at Changing Hands

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Blog, clockwork crown, clockwork dagger, public speaking | Comments Off on Signing at Changing Hands


TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT. At 7pm if I survive the drive into Phoenix, you will find me at the Changing Hands on Camelback Road. You can buy copies of my books, listen to me read a little bit from Crown, and indulge in delicious goodies.

So what is on the menu?

I’m so glad you telepathically asked that question! If all goes well in the kitchen, I plan to serve:
– gluten free caramel brownies
– churro Chex mix
– maple pecan tartlets

The Phoenix Changing Hands is also home to the First Draft Book Bar, so you can buy beer or wine, too!

If you’re in the area, I hope you’re able to come by. I’ll be happy to sign Kindle covers, lunar rocks, and books brought to or bought at Changing Hands.

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