♣ It’s one week until my new book drops, and I’m super excited! At the same time, a little concerned about pushing the fledgling out of the nest. But there’s no stopping now. And I do have book two up on preorder already, so I think I’ve Got This.
Speaking of future books in the series, I’m on page 98 of book three, Servant of the Lost Power. My husband is reading it in sections, and he really likes it so far. Onward!
For those of you who like the Favorite Bit section on Mary Robinette Kowal’s website, The Girl Who Fell Into Myth will be featured there on March 3. I discuss one of the features of magic in the milieu (a power called aligns) and how it influenced other things in the book, like culture and plot. Then on March 7th, I have an interview on PNWA’s Author to Author podcast with William Kenower. I always love talking with him!
Also to note: If you like signed copies, my local bookstore in Leavenworth, Washington ships copies on request. (Including personalized copies.) Email A Book For All Seasons: email@example.com
♣ This month, I got book two of my new series on preorder. Stranger in the Twisted Realm continues the story of Yevliesza in the realms of myth. Super excited! (Pub date, Sept 5- more info on Books Page.) Another cool thing: I got a lovely advance review for The Girl Who Fell Into Myth from Louisa Morgan, best-selling author of The Great Witch of Brittany saying in part, "A marvel of beautiful language, elegant worldbuilding, and a story of powers and magic on a grand scale." Whew! Now to write book 3!
♣ My new book just went up for preorder! It feels like the whole project is now public, although I've been talking about it on social media for months. And the project is: My new fantasy series, The Arisen Worlds. Book one is The Girl Who Fell Into Myth -- with thanks to my newsletter followers for helping my vet the titles for the series. The publication date is March 1, 2023, and the reason it's so far in the future is that I'd like to get the books out in a faster sequence than I'd normally be able to. Check out the book on the Books Page here, or at your favorite online retailer. (In March the book will also be available in trade paper and hardcover. Hurrah
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The Girl Who Fell Into Myth, Book 1
A high fantasy of myth, multiple realms, and the crossings that connect them.
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♣ I'm excited to be underway with a cover designer for my new fantasy series! I don't say much about works in progress, but in previous posts I've already said it's a series, high fantasy . I discuss my projects a bit more in my newsletters, so consider signing up for it and get early disclosures, giveaways, and ways to pitch in. (I just acquired a few beta readers and proofers from my newsletter, and very grateful for the help!
The Winston report: The good news: He has totally subdued Pizza Face after nearly a year of border skirmishes and blood-letting. The bad news: He's now weighing in at nineteen and a half pounds, so I put him on a diet, which he hates, but which the vet assures me is for his own good!
♣ I've been hunkered down finishing the first book of my new fantasy series. Which was going to be a trilogy, and now I'm planning for a quartet. Actually Did finish the book, but now I'm going to delay publication to put the books out a little faster than I'd normally be able to. I'll be indie publishing them, a new undertaking! Also I'm fussing with titles, because now I have to come up with four.
Winston news. (Thanks for asking.) He is doing better with cat-next-door (Pizza Face--my name for the creature) and appears to have carved out his territory among the local felines. A few extra notches in the ears, but you should see Pizza Face! (I didn't give him that name out of the blue.)
♣ I've been invited to teach at Apex Writers on Saturday, November 20th, 8 AM PST on Zoom. I'll be giving my class on pacing: "Move Along, Folks." The great advantage for me with on-line events is that I don't have to travel. Wenatchee, WA is always a challenge to fly out of. Anyway, you might want to check out Apex Writers. You have to apply to join, but sounds interesting. They have chats with published writers and industry-types twice a week and a lot of other stuff.