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More updates on Moonshine, end of summer plans, etc.

More updates on Moonshine, end of summer plans, etc.

Hello again, here’s another summer update!

Finally, I’m in the home stretch with my edits for Moonshine, so I’ll be finishing those this weekend and returning to drafting the second Moonshine book. And hopefully titling it because boy would I love to have something to call it.

Happy Book Day, A Study of Fiber and Demons!

Happy Book Day, A Study of Fiber and Demons!

Happy bookday!A Study of Fiber and Demons is officially released today! If you didn’t get the chance to preorder the ebook (or you want to snap up the paperback version), check out the book’s main page for links to vendors. So far, Amazon is the only one I can find that has the paperback available for purchase at this moment, but I’ll keep updating that page as I find other links for the paperback version going up.

(And if you’re hoping for a free copy, LT3’s Goodreads giveaway is still going on until August 21st.)

A Study of Fiber and Demons – Cover Reveal

A Study of Fiber and Demons – Cover Reveal

With all this book news lately, it’s nice to have some visuals to go along with it. Here’s the final cover for A Study of Fiber and Demons, created by Michelle Seaver.

I absolutely love the color and glow effect used – it’s exactly what I had in mind for the demonweave. I’m so glad for all the hard work Michelle put into this.

As a reminder, A Study of Fiber and Demons comes out August 9. (Wow, that’s… really soon! I didn’t even realize how close it was.) You can pre-order the ebook version here.

As for me, I am in the middle of the final copyedit for this book, so I’d best get back to work on that.

Announcement: Moonshine is coming February 2018 from Angry Robot

Announcement: Moonshine is coming February 2018 from Angry Robot

The word is out! I can now officially talk about my BIG NEWS that I’ve been sitting on for a while now, which is that Moonshine (previously known as Moonshiners) is going to be published by Angry Robot! You can read the official announcement at the Barnes & Noble Sci-fi & Fantasy Blog.

This whole turnabout started last April, when I pitched Moonshine as a part of #DVPit, a Twitter pitch event organized by Beth Phelan of the Bent Agency (thank you, Beth!), which was meant as an opportunity for agents and editors to connect to querying marginalized authors who write about marginalized characters. I pitched Moonshine as a queer fantasy there, where the pitch was liked by Mike Underwood at Angry Robot. From there, I sent him my query and sample pages, and he requested the full manuscript a few weeks later. A couple months after that, I heard back on Angry Robot’s final decision, which was that they wanted to offer me publication for Moonshine and an option for a sequel. (Maybe you’ve heard that I recently got started working on the sequel, too? That’s why.)

This is all great news, except, uh-oh, I didn’t have an agent! I didn’t technically need one in order to contract with them, but it wouldn’t have been an ideal situation (I don’t exactly have the publishing clout or experience to negotiate contract terms on my lonesome). Luckily, Mike is an author himself and he’d been in that same position, so he had some great advice and recommendations for potential agents who had worked with Angry Robot before. Laura Zats with Red Sofa was one of those recommendations, and I queried her ASAP. She was quick to request the full manuscript, and shortly after, she made an offer of representation, which I accepted. Since then, she has been going to bat for me with contract negotiations, which were recently finalized and signed off on by myself and Angry Robot.

So, that’s where we’re at now! The release date for Moonshine is February 2018 in ebook and mass market paperback in the US and UK. I’m sure there will be a lot more news as things come along, so I’ll continue to update all of that here. Thank you again to Laura for all the work you’ve done representing Moonshine, Beth Phelan for organizing #DVPit, and Mike, Marc, Penny, and the rest of the Angry Robot team for this great opportunity and all of the support they’ve given me so far.

And I am so excited that I get to talk about it now. In fact, good luck getting me to shut up about it.

Small News on A Study of Fiber and Demons and (Secret) Project

Small News on A Study of Fiber and Demons and (Secret) Project

Two brief points of order!

  1. Less Than Three Press just let me know that A Study of Fiber and Demons has been scheduled for a release date of August 9th, 2017! The cover is still in progress, but I’m told that it will be ready soon and the pre-order page will be going up shortly on LT3’s book market, so I’ll be updating on all of that as it comes along.
  2. I can now tell you that my (Secret) Project should be un-secret sometime next week. I still don’t have the exact date, but rest assured I will be eagerly awaiting the go-ahead to lift my gag order and I will finally be able to talk about my big, big news.

That’s it for now! I should have much, much bigger updates very shortly, but in the meantime, mark your calendars for A Study of Fiber and Demons’ release on August 9th.

Update on “Red Blood, White Blood”

Update on “Red Blood, White Blood”

Blurred Lines, the anthology in which my story “Red Blood, White Blood” is included, is officially out of print now, so I’m going to remove the links to the now-defunct Amazon page for it.

Good news, though–I have another upcoming story that I’m hoping to get a page set up here for soon, hopefully next week. More coming on that.

New Novella Announcement

New Novella Announcement

(Reposted with slight edits from my Tumblr account.)

I’m pleased to announce that I just signed the contract with Less Than Three Press to publish A Study of Fiber and Demons (formerly titled Demon’s Mantle). Those of you following my chronicling of this novella on my Tumblr might remember I mentioned I wrote it to submit to their My Dearest Enemy collection call. Although it didn’t end up fitting their needs for the collection, they’ve accepted it for publication as a general release.

Here’s the blurb:

When Alim is exposed by his rival Liam for academic corruption, his career in the Pinnacle University of Scholarly Magic is brought to shambles, and only a breakthrough in the study of the highly-profitable essence known as demonweave will be enough to regain his standing. Alim’s efforts to rebuild himself as a researcher of note are disrupted, however, as the University designs its own plans for demonweave research. Tired of Alim’s embarrassing floundering as a scholar, the University assigns him to uncover a means to replicate the production of demonweave, along with a team of experts on demon magic: his nemesis, Liam; his primary competitor in the field of demon research, Sylvestra; and the handsome and tender-hearted professor, Jack. Knowing Liam has also soiled Sylvestra’s career by stealing her research years ago, Alim must navigate the tense three-way hostility between them while still catching Jack’s eye and trying to re-establish himself as a respectable academic. Liam and Sylvestra each are ruthless scholars trying to keep afloat their reputations as ambitious scientists, and their project to dig up the secrets of the demons in a forgotten ruin provides ample opportunity outside of university walls for treachery.

As if present company weren’t bad enough, Alim is well-aware that the University intends to sell demonweave to mages for a hefty profit, and they will expect their researchers to do whatever it takes to discover a way to control the production of demonweave, even at the risk of the demons who create it. And there is no telling what lengths the demons might go to in order to protect themselves from the interests of the University and its politicking agents.

If it’s not apparent from the blurb, A Study of Fiber and Demons is a high fantasy romance, and it features a polyamorous relationship between bisexual and asexual characters.

It will be a while before I have any news on the publication date or cover art, but of course I’ll post updates here and on my website. I can confirm, though, that A Study of Fiber and Demons has been contracted to publish in both ebook and print format.

I’m stoked for this publication. I’m so excited to be working with LT3 again–they did a great job with For All the Gold in the Vault and all the LT3 staff and other authors are such sweet and passionate people. This has been a great project so far for me, too. Unlike FGV, which was a lot more experimental, ASoFaD (which is a terrible initialism; I’ll have to think of something else for that…) is a lot more my typical writing style, both tonally and genre-wise. Being back in my comfort zone for writing was a great chance to just let loose and have fun with it. Which isn’t to say that this project has been easy so far, either–it’s more than twice the length of FGV, and just the sheer volume alone has been a lot to contend with. Although it’s still under standard novel length, it’s only barely. But I’m very proud of how it’s turned out, and I’m glad it found a home at LT3.

Book Release Day – For All the Gold in the Vault

Book Release Day – For All the Gold in the Vault

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Today is the official release day for For All the Gold in the Vault!

Available for purchase in ebook format at:

Less Than Three Press | Amazon | Kobo

I’m so excited for this release. FGV was a sort of experimental project for me, and I had a lot of opportunities to play around with the genre and voice in ways that were outside of my typical comfort zone. All in all, writing it was a fun challenge, and with the great editors I worked with to get it refined and polished, I’m really satisfied with how the final book turned out.

Cover Reveal – For All the Gold in the Vault

Cover Reveal – For All the Gold in the Vault

I’m a little late in posting this here, but Less Than Three Press has released the final cover art for For All the Gold in the Vault:

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For a better look, the FGV page has been updated with a larger (and higher quality) version of the cover. For All the Gold in the Vault is still available for preorder at the Less Than Three Press book market, and it will be released on January 20, 2016.

For All the Gold in the Vault – Now Available for Preorder

For All the Gold in the Vault – Now Available for Preorder

My wild-westpunk M/M romance novella For All the Gold in the Vault is now posted on Less Than Three Press’ marketplace and is available for preorder. Preorders get 15% off the book up until the night of the release on January 20, 2016.

Meanwhile, I’ll be setting up a page here for FGV, and of course I’ll update on its finalized cover art once that’s ready.