US Book Birthday for Moonshine!

US Book Birthday for Moonshine!

Today’s Moonshine’s US release day! I said I’d have some more words for the second release day, and here they are:

A huge thank you as always to the Angry Robot crew, and various thanks as well to: my agent Laura Zats, Dawn Frederick, Paul Simpson, Dan Holloway, John Coulthart, Idris Grey, Beth Phelan, AC Wise, JS Fields, Abbey Gaterud, Kathi Berens, my fellow Oolies, Stacie, Audry, Eli, Flynn, and my family. I’m sure I’m glossing over some folks who deserve thanks but the book has acknowledgements already, so you’ll have to buy it if you want the full list, I guess.

Oh, and thank you again to Bruce Cordell for helping my author copies get to my house!

I started working on Moonshine as a rough concept waaaay back in high school, and picked it back up when I (like Daisy) was shortly out of college and trying to get my feet under me so I could survive the whole capitalism thing. It went through many rounds of editing and a very slow submission process (during which I did more editing!) before I ever even connected with Angry Robot through #DVPit. The publishing process is never a short one, and I definitely took my sweet time with this one, so needless to say it’s very satisfying to have it in actual, for-reals book form and out in the world. The support and reactions I’ve gotten so far have been wonderful, and it really is a dream come true to have my debut novel sitting on my own bookshelf.

And don’t think I’m getting through this without more link round-ups:

Anyway, now that you can buy Moonshine, the time has come to turn all those pre-order links into regular purchase links:

Ebook: Angry Robot | Amazon | Kobo | B&N
Paperback: Powell’s | Amazon | B&N

Here Comes Another Moonshine Round-up!

Here Comes Another Moonshine Round-up!

Sorry for the low fanfare here for yesterday’s UK release of Moonshine. I did not have the time I thought I had to pull together something a little flashier. I have something more extensive planned for the US release on Tuesday, provided I don’t spend the whole weekend playing Dissidia. (I will, but I can also get a slightly longer post thrown together, regardless.) Until then, wow, more stuff:

Whew, what a week! I also wanted to remind you all that I have a content warning list for Moonshine here on my site, if there’s any type of content you’d like a head’s up about before reading the book. The list is incomplete, of course, but I tried to note the stuff that particularly stood out.

Okay, I think that’s all I’ve got for this very moment! Now I’m off to catch up on some very important work (which is playing more Dissidia).

Another Moonshine Round-Up

Another Moonshine Round-Up

Some more cool Moonshine stuff happening:

And here’s the usual reminder that A) I will be at University Bookstore in Seattle on February 10 at 6:00 PM, and B) there’s still a bit of time to pre-order Moonshine if you haven’t already:

Ebook [PRE-ORDER]: Angry Robot | Amazon | Kobo | B&N
Paperback [PRE-ORDER]: Powell’s | Amazon | B&N

Moonshine Events and Interviews

Moonshine Events and Interviews

Some updates for this fine, rainy day (at least where I’m at). We’re getting oh-so close the release of Moonshine on February 1 (ebook and UK paperback) and February 6 (US paperback), and I’ve got some fun happenings happening in light of that:

And more along the way! In the meantime, have another shameless pre-order plug:

Ebook [PRE-ORDER]: Angry Robot | Amazon | Kobo | B&N
Paperback [PRE-ORDER]: Powell’s | Amazon | B&N

Content Warnings for Moonshine Now Live (sort of)

Content Warnings for Moonshine Now Live (sort of)

I feel like I may be missing a few obvious points, but I didn’t want to delay the content warning list for Moonshine much longer, so I’ve added what I have so far to my Content Warnings page, where you can also still find information about A Study of Fiber and Demons. As usual, if anyone is worried about potential content not listed on the content warning page, I’m always happen to clarify via Twitter or my contact page.

In the meantime, while it looks like Moonshine is no longer available on NetGalley for reviewers, there’s still some time to pre-order, sooooo, here come the links!

Ebook [PRE-ORDER]: Angry Robot | Amazon | Kobo | B&N
Paperback [PRE-ORDER]: Powell’s | Amazon | B&N

Coming Soon: Content Warnings for Moonshine

Coming Soon: Content Warnings for Moonshine

Happiest and newest of years! Now, Moonshine is less than a month to publication, so I don’t need to tell you that you can still pre-order Moonshine or (for reviewers) request the digital ARC on NetGalley, right? No, of course not. You already know that, because you’re smart and well-informed.

What might be new information is that I’m currently working on writing up a list of content warnings for Moonshine. I’m hoping to get it posted by next week, but this kind of thing does take a while to thoroughly assemble (and Moonshine is about twice as long as A Study of Fiber and Demons, and that one took me quite a bit of time as it was). If you’re a reviewer or a reader just eager to know what to expect before you get your hands on it on release day, and you need particular warnings before then, please feel free to reach out to me on Twitter or via my shiny new contact form here on the site. I’m happy to spoil things (privately) for the sake of letting folks make the decisions they need to about approaching my books. I can also add warnings to the list after it’s posted, as I’m sure there will be elements in need of warning that I didn’t consider the first time around and, obviously, I can’t account for everything with this kind of thing.

In the meantime, I’ve also added an Upcoming Events page! (I tried adding a proper calendar, but WordPress outsmarted me on that one, *shake fist*). Keep an eye there for, well, upcoming events. There will be more added soon.

A Festive Winter Update

A Festive Winter Update

It’s actually not festive at all, only some updates and reminders! Let’s just get right into it!

There will be more updates soon–I’ve been busy with grad school the past few weeks, but I’m through finals now. Over December I’ll have a lot more time to throw together some more fun updates, but for now, I wanted to keep everyone up to date on the basics.

A Link to the Future (when my book comes out)

A Link to the Future (when my book comes out)

Hope you all like links, because I’ve just updated Moonshine’s page to include a bunch of pre-order links, including the option to pre-order the ebook directly from Angry Robot. If you’re more of a paper and ink kind of reader, I would personally recommend pre-ordering from my local bookstore, Powell’s. Can’t be assed to go to Moonshine’s page to see all the options? Don’t worry, I’ve pasted them here, too:

Ebook [PRE-ORDER]: Angry Robot | Amazon | Kobo | B&N
Paperback [PRE-ORDER]: Powell’s | Amazon | B&N

In other news (well, more of a reminder), I have a book signing at University Bookstore in Seattle on February 10, 2018. Until then, I’ll be working on an events page for this site so you can look up any upcoming Moonshine shenanigans without having to rely on me sporadically telling you, because that’s not an ideal system. For now, here are the important details you’ll need if you want to plan a visit to see me in Seattle in February:

Book Signing and Q&A

University Book Store
4326 University AVE NE
Seattle WA 98105

February 10, 2018 from 6:00PM to 7:00PM

A Very Spooky Autumn Update

A Very Spooky Autumn Update

Well, as predicted, it’s been a busy fall for me. Here’s what’s been going on:

  • Copyedits for Moonshine have come and gone. With the book shifting ever closer to its Final Form, I imagine things are going to start heating up on the marketing and publicity end of things for Moonshine, so I should have a lot more to share with you soon.
  • My first term in grad school is going well, though it seems all of my anxiety about feeling overwhelmed was fully justified. But I’m staying on top of my work for now, and with my copyedits already out of the way, that takes a bit of the weight off.
  • I have an Instagram now! Finally, a way to inject desaturated Fall Aesthetic directly into my bloodstream. And so much less existentially crushing than Twitter…
  • I’m making progress on my cosplays for Kumoricon, with Taako and pajama-themed Terra Branford essentially finished, and Edward (also from The Adventure Zone) close to done.
  • Speaking of Kumoricon, I will be there! Specifically, I will be a panelist on the LGBTQ+ Gaymes and Gaymers panel, and I’ll be talking about Final Fantasy IX’s Quina and neopronouns. If you’ll be at Kumoricon on Friday October 27th, please stop by! Still waiting to hear if I got into cosplay chess, too…

Aside from that, I’ve been spending my spare moments playing FFXII Zodiac Age and Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! (the two greatest games of 2017, and that’s just a fact), and working on the sequel for Moonshine, though of course I took a break from that when I was working on the copyedits. I should be able to really lock down on writing for a while now, but it’ll be a tight fit between midterms and conventions and holidays… ugh. When was the last time I had a vacation again?