publication process

ROAR OF SKY is out today!

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in Blog, public speaking, publication process | Comments Off on ROAR OF SKY is out today!

TODAY IS THE DAY! Roar of Sky is out! The Blood of Earth trilogy is complete. Look for it on your local bookstore shelves–and if you can’t find it there, ask them to order it! You can also find it everywhere online. Poisoned Pen currently has signed copies in stock, too! Thank you to everyone who preordered there and elsewhere!

If you want to ask me questions about the series or my other books and stories or recipes, I am doing a reddit/Fantasy AMA today. Drop by and say hi!

After you read it, please leave reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and other sites, and talk about it on social media. Word of mouth means a lot, especially for a brand new release.

Again, thank you to everyone who has read this series. I hope you enjoy the finale of Ingrid’s adventures.


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#SFFchat on Wednesday, Plus Huge Book Giveaway

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Blog, others books, publication process, writerly advice | Comments Off on #SFFchat on Wednesday, Plus Huge Book Giveaway

About #SFFchat

Back in December, a bunch of Harper Voyager US/UK authors got together on the #SFFchat hashtag to talk about writing, publishing, and the sci-fi/fantasy genre with aspiring SF/F authors. We had a fantastic discussion (read the highlights), so we’re going to do it again.

On Wednesday, June 22nd at 3pm Eastern and 9pm Eastern, 18 Voyager authors will be answering questions on Twitter under the #SFFchat hashtag. Each chat will last an hour. We’re also doing a massive giveaway of Voyager e-books and print books, which you can enter using the widget below. All are welcome! Please join us if you want to talk about SF/F and maybe win some free books. A list of what you might win:

The Brass Giant- Brooke Johnson
The Oldest Trick- Auston Habershaw
Elixir: A Changeling P.I. Novel- Ruth Vincent
Desert Rising- Kelley Grant
Breath of Earth- Beth Cato
The Rogue Retrieval- Dan Koboldt
Grudging: Birth of Saints- Michelle Hauck
Mercury Retrograde- Laura Bicklel
Across the Long Sea- Sara Remy
Los Nefilim (print)- Teresa Frohock
Dissension- Stacey Berg
Three Days in April- Edward Ashton
Unexpected Rain- Jason LaPier
Hero Born- Andy Livingstone
Shadow of the void- Nathan Garrison
Darkhaven- Afe Smith
The Drowning God- James Kendley

If you’re an author seeking representation or publication, we hope you’ll also join the #SFFpit Twitter pitching event on Thursday, June 23rd.

BONUS: And the Voyager authors have started a Facebook group just for SFF fans called SFF Junkies. It’s a new place to hang out and talk SFF books or even writing. You can find it in the rafflecopter or use this link.

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Clockwork Dagger Posts Galore

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Blog, clockwork dagger shorts, public speaking, publication process, writerly advice | Comments Off on Clockwork Dagger Posts Galore

The release of my story Final Flight means promo, promo, promo all over the place. Here are my recent posts and interviews–and there are more to come, too!

Final Flight story

Final Flight story

Guest blogs:
Fantasy Cafe’s Women in SFF Month: Beth Cato with The Healer as a Fighter
“Why I Write Steampunk” at The Spec Fiction Hub
Final Flight: A Father and Son Story in the World of Clockwork Dagger at the Qwillery
Beth Cato on Clockwork Daggers at SF Signal
Writing Short and Long Fiction with Beth Cato at Dan Koboldt’s site
Writers and their Beasts: Beth Cato at J. Kathleen Cheney’s site

Introducing Beth Cato of The Clockwork Dagger Series at The Steampunk Cavaliers
Beth Cato talks about Characters, Cooking and of course, her latest Clockwork Dagger off-shoot, The Final Flight with N.O.A. Rawle


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Here, There, Everywhere: Wings of Sorrow and Bone

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Blog, clockwork dagger shorts, public speaking, publication process | Comments Off on Here, There, Everywhere: Wings of Sorrow and Bone

Whew! This published author gig involves a lot of juggling (and not the literal kind, or everything would go splat in my face for sure). I’ve been balancing edits and promo for my novella and news on other submissions and life stuff in general. My husband’s co-workers were actually asking after my health because I hadn’t sent along cookies for two weeks.

Wings of Sorrow and Bone novella

Here’s where I’ve been on the interwebs as I spread the word about “Wings of Sorrow and Bone”:

Gremlins in the Clockwork Dagger novella at SFSignal

Getting the Submissions Call for The Clockwork Dagger, at Michelle Hauck’s site

Writing a Novella: Wings of Sorrow and Bone, at Dan Koboldt’s site

– Katherine Harbour interviews me about “Wings of Sorrow and Bone”

How I wrote a novella in 4 easy (?) steps at Auston Habershaw’s site

Rivka and the Gremlins in Wings of Sorrow and Bone at Books by Centeno

Interview at I’m Shelf-ish about Wings of Sorrow and Bone

The novella remains a mere 99-cents at all major ebook vendors, too, like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Release Day! I am Everywhere!

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Blog, clockwork crown, public speaking, publication process | 2 comments

YOU GUYS. The book is out and through the miracle of the internet I have duplicated myself to be on All the Web Sites to promote the release. Actually, all these links are proof of months of work but that’s all really boring to talk about.  There is so much love out there because I’m totally ignoring the haters as much as I can. My feelings are so deep and complicated, I can only express myself in cat gifs.

pretty kitty

kitten toes

happy thoughts

Ahem. That done, here’s the full proof of my presence everywhere!
First of all, today I have an Ask me Anything on reddit/Fantasy! Drop by and ask me questions. There’s also still an open topic on Goodreads where you can pose questions for the Sword and Laser broadcast.

My friend Lauren the Flute recorded a gorgeous rendition of “Pure Land” from the Secret of Mana soundtrack in honor of my book’s release!

Guest blogs:
My Favorite Bit in The Clockwork Crown: Gremlins at Mary Robinette Kowal’s site
Special Needs in Strange Worlds: Beth Cato (THE CLOCKWORK CROWN) on Sensory Overload
Seven Reasons to Read (and Write) Steampunk by Beth Cato at Bent Over Books
Picture association with Clockword Crown author Beth Cato at Sara Dobie Bauer’s Blog

My Superpower: BAKING at Skiffy and Fanty
The Most Wonderful, Agonizing Secret: Waiting to Announce a Book Deal at David Walton’s Blog

At Kings River Life. Also includes a review and a giveaway for Clockwork Crown!
With the Qwillery
SF Signal interview!

Wheeeee! Book! Buy it! Pretty please?

The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato

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End of May News

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Blog, clockwork crown, clockwork dagger, clockwork dagger shorts, public speaking, publication process | Comments Off on End of May News

First of all… look! A giveaway! It runs through Friday.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato

The Clockwork Dagger

by Beth Cato

Giveaway ends May 22, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to Win

My publisher did a really nice post congratulating me on my Locus nomination. Awww.

Remember the #TwitterFiction I did last Wednesday? You can now read the whole event in a convenient Storify format! included The Clockwork Crown on their list of 15 most anticipated spring and summer books! Huzzah!

I’m at Kate Heartfield’s site to talk about Unlikely Influences: What Beth Cato Learned About Writing by Baking Cookies. I know. Feign surprise at the subject matter.

Do you want to know more about research books I used for The Clockwork Dagger series? Find out in Magic and World War I Medicine at Teresa Frohock’s Blog.

For a general overview on medicians, read Medicians in The Clockwork Dagger at David Walton’s blog.

I also had a post at SF Signal with Developing Miss Percival as a Sympathetic Villain.

I was interviewed by the East Valley Tribune about my books and Phoenix Comicon.

Whew. I think that’s it. Things are crazy here right now. My son finishes up his 4th grade year today. Tomorrow is my 15th anniversary. I’m trying to edit a few stories and work on promotional stuff for Crown‘s release. I only have a few days left to prepare for Phoenix Comicon.



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