Monthly Archives: December 2017

2017 Wrap-up

Wow. What a year, eh? It felt like ten smashed together for me, flickering by in a haze of delirium and madness. Last year at this time, I felt like I hadn’t done much, then I wrote out all my releases and realized I’d been really busy. This year…not so much. Like many other creatives, my output suffered in 2017.

Here’s what I released, in order:

SK4: Ghost Is the New Normal
TGS5: A Curse of Memories
Darkside Seattle: Fixer
Blood of Witches

I edited Bridges for NIWA, and had a story appear in What We’ve Unlearned: English Class Goes Punk.

And that’s it.

Paltry compared to other years.

I have lots of reasons for that, but most of them boil down to the need for more downtime than I’ve had in previous years. The dumpster fire that is 2017 can die now.

On the bright side, I have a lot queuing for 2018. Right now, I’m most excited for Spirit Knights 5, which is on track for its scheduled release date of March 27. Stay tuned for a cover release.

The other exciting project is a Patreon for Clockwork Dragon, with the link coming next week!

Folks can also expect another volume in The Greatest Sin, at least one more Darkside Seattle, more stories in the Spirit Knights world, and at least three anthology appearances.

Right now, I’m going to mash some chocolate into my face and hope my body transforms it into brilliant plots with amazing characters and a satisfactory quantity of delightful setting description.

Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays

As promised, the story posted for free last Tuesday is gone from my website, replaced by links to purchase it. This will happen every month until my brain falls out and I can’t handle it anymore. Here’s the cover and links!

Available on Amazon and Kobo.

The top bar and name at the bottom of the cover will be the same for all short stories set in the same world as the Spirit Knights series. Next month, you get to see the branding for the supers stories! Yay!

Do you want to read these stories for free? I’ll post them for a week for free on this very website. You can follow the blog, which will get you whatever notification you select, or you can sign up for my newsletter (link in the menu bar above!) and get a handy email to let you know when the story goes live. If you do sign up for the newsletter, you’ll also find out about new releases and promotions before I post them here, there, and everywhere.

 

December 2017 Story

This story is no longer available on my site. Did you miss it while it was free? Sign up for my newsletter using the handy link in the menu bar and I’ll let you know when the next one goes live.
The empire of Rome has a gorgon problem.

Trapped in a loveless marriage to a heroic gorgon slayer, Iulia wants revenge for her husband’s thoughtless act of cruelty. She will do anything to see her husband laid low, even sacrifice herself on the altar of her own goddess. Trivia, the Queen of Ghosts, Mistress of Crossroads, and Blood of Witches is her only hope for justice.

Knight & Witch is a collection of short stories set in the world of SPIRIT KNIGHTS, a young adult urban fantasy series.

Available on Amazon and Kobo for 99 cents.

Change Is In the Air

It’s December, which means it’s time to chill, prop up my feet, and relax.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Okay, for real, it means that I have a lot of work to do. Knights 5 is in revisions. Darkside Seattle: Mechanic is also in revisions. Once those are taken care of, it’s time to apply grinding things to various body parts for The Greatest Sin 6. And things just kinda keep going from there. My 2017 publication schedule was sparse, and there are good, honest reasons for that, but it’s not going to happen again in 2018.

This post, though, is about change.

For the next year, and longer if I can maintain it, I have set myself a goal to release one new short story every single month, whether I have a book release or not. Even during NaNoWriMo, even in the summer when I’m on the road every day.

It’ll be awesome, and you can watch my descent into madness in real time.

But wait! There’s a twist.

Every short story in this barrage will go on my website, this very page, for free. For one week. On the second Tuesday of every month, starting next week, December 12th, you can read it here. The story will run anywhere from 1k to 10k words, and it will fit into one of my four main world categories: Spirit Knights, Maze Beset, The Greatest Sin, or Ilauris.

(Given the nature of Darkside Seattle and the breadth of my audience, it won’t be included. Sorry.)

On the third Tuesday of every month, that story will disappear from my website forever, replaced by a link to buy it for 99 cents USD on Amazon or Kobo.

Do you want an email nudge from me when the story is free? Plus reminders about events I’m working and books I’m releasing? Look! I have a newsletter! There’s a link in the menu bar and everything! It’s amazing how this digital age stuff works. Almost like magic.

I hope you enjoy the stories and I look forward to writing them.