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.)

One Week Until A Study of Fiber and Demons

One Week Until A Study of Fiber and Demons

In one week from now, A Study of Fiber and Demons will be released. You can still preorder the ebook until 7:00 PM EST on August 8, so if you’re hoping to get that sweet, sweet preorder discount, be sure to get on that soon. Less Than Three Press is still running their Goodreads giveaway, as well, and you have until August 21st at 12:00 PM EST to enter that for a chance to win an ebook copy for free.

I gotta say, I’m very excited for this one. I’ve talked before how For All the Gold in the Vault was a very sort of experimental story for me, and while I had a ton of fun with that novella, A Study of Fiber and Demons is much more within the bounds of my typical type of story and, even more so, my typical kind of characters (which is to say, rude jackasses.) And while FGV had a similar enemies-to-lovers vibe, it was great fun playing around with more, let’s say, cheesy romance tropes in A Study of Fiber and Demons. Working with a cast that actually possesses something of a sense of humor, compared to Arturo and Ezekiel, also made it a breath of fresh air and lent itself to a sort of narrative rhythm that I think turned out really well for this particular story. Plus, there are monsters in this one, which is an element I’m kind of sorry I wasn’t able to work into FGV. You all know how I am about monsters, and I’m really proud of the design and mannerisms I came up with for these demons.

Overall, I had an absolute blast writing A Study of Fiber and Demons, and that’s always especially helpful when the story itself is supposed to be funny and sexy. I’m really hopeful that my readers will have just as much fun with it.

Content Warning page added

Content Warning page added

The content warning page is now live, although it currently only includes warnings for A Study of Fiber and Demons. You can find it listed under “About” in the menu at the top of the screen.

I’m likely to rearrange or add to that list soon, but for the time being, it covers the particularly notable content in as spoiler-free wording as I could manage.

Fiber and Demons Giveaway, plus miscellaneous updates

Fiber and Demons Giveaway, plus miscellaneous updates

 

A Study of Fiber and Demons is now less than two weeks from its release date (wow!!), and Less Than Three Press is holding a giveaway for it and more of their soon-to-be-released titles over on Goodreads. If you’ve got a Goodreads account, now’s a great time to head on down there and see what kind of great books could you potentially win.

In the meantime, I’m currently working on putting together a content warning list for A Study of Fiber and Demons here on my site. LT3’s official page for the book does include a warning for the sexual content, but I wanted to add a more comprehensive list for potentially triggering content that I hadn’t considered when submitting my book form to LT3 (or left off because I didn’t want to clog up their page with a long list of super specific warnings). Naturally, the list isn’t going to be able to account for all possible triggering content, but I wanted to add warnings for some of the more obvious, common, or intense examples.

I’m hoping to get that content warning page live sometime this weekend so anyone still thinking about preordering can make an informed decision before the book’s release. I’m trying to finagle it into a practical format for expansion (in case I need to add anything or to add separate lists for my other books), and I’m playing around with the idea for a feedback form so readers can suggest things they found in the book that they feel would be useful on such a list, but these features might have to come later as I try to figure out my not-so-customizeable WordPress layout.

As for other updates, I’m in the heart of editing country for Moonshine right now. I’ve also seen the final draft for its cover and WOW! I can’t spoil anything until after the official cover reveal, but damn it is stunning. But since I can’t show you that yet, please enjoy this picture of my roommate’s cat instead.

 

 

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.

A Study of Fiber and Demons Update

A Study of Fiber and Demons Update

Great news! A Study of Fiber and Demons is now available for ebook pre-orders on Less Than Three Press’ book market!

So if you need something novella-sized to read to fill your need for enemies-to-lovers polyamory, bisexual and asexual representation, or embittered middle-aged nerds… well, you’ll still need to wait until it releases on August 9th, but before then, you can pre-order for that sweet, sweet 15% discount.

Check out the listing on LT3’s book market linked above or the book’s page here for more details.

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.

Writing Schedule (Secret) Update

Writing Schedule (Secret) Update

So, I’m still under gag order on my BIG NEWS, so I can’t actually say what landmark I just finished up with. Sorry. (Also, I know I said I was hoping to be able to announce my news “soon”, like, several weeks ago, but I still don’t have a date on when that gag order lifts. Sorry about that, too.) But I wanted to post something, because I know I’ve been pretty quiet with all the work I’m trying to get through. Which has not just been my secret top priority project or even my other writing projects, but also school and my day job. So between everything, I’m stretched a little thin on social media time these days.

Anyway, I did just finish up a (secret) landmark, so now I’m going to get back into drafting the Moonshiners sequel and hopefully some Hellslayer too, if I can make the time for it. But first I’m going to take a few days to just play video games, because between my (secret) project and A Study of Fiber and Demons, the past solid two months have been nothing but hard external deadlines for me and I need a break.

Writing and Website Updates

Writing and Website Updates

Sorry for the silence; finals and edits for A Study of Fiber and Demons had me slammed. But I’m all done with that now–those edits have been turned in and I should have word on the cover and release sometime within the next couple of months.

Of course, I still have my BIG NEWS, and I’ll know for sure when I’ll get to announce that very soon. Until then, I’ll be doing some updates around here to prepare for it. But keep on eye on this spot for my announcement.