Articles by Lyssa

Two short stories – for free!

If you follow me on social media, you may have seen me post that Wings of Renewal, the solarpunk dragon anthology that my short story “Seven Years Among Dragons” was published in, was going out of print. That means that the rights have reverted back to me, so I decided…

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Exciting news: The Iamos Trilogy has a new home!

Note: If you’re looking for info about my Instafreebie giveaways, see this post. I accidentally included the wrong link when I sent out my newsletter. šŸ˜‰ I’ve been sitting on this secret for quite a while now, waiting until we were able to officially make an announcement. And the time…

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#NationalComingOutDay reflections and a way to give back

Two years ago on National Coming Out Day, a friend of mine came out as ace. The courage he showed in doing so made me re-evaluate my own decision to stay in the closet, something I’d done since college, and is what ultimately inspired me to be public and vocal…

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A little about Scylla

So, Different Worlds has been out for a few days and now seems like a good time to talk about something that isn’t really a spoiler butĀ didn’t really make sense to post about without the book being available for people to look at and understand what the heck I’m talking…

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Release day: Different Worlds

Different Worlds is finally here! This tie-in novella (that, at 45,000 words, is practically a novel in itself…) is the sort-of-second-but-not-actually book in the Iamos Trilogy, and takes place during the events of Fourth World, telling the story of what happened to Henry, Tamara, Scylla, and the others left behind…

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Indie behind-the-scenes: don’t take advantage

So, a few weeks ago I talkedĀ about not being taken advantage of when hiring freelancers for publishing your book. You shouldn’t need to run a Kickstarter in order to finance your book, and I stand by that. But there’s a flip side to that, too: don’t be so obsessed with…

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Happy Book Birthday to Anthropoidea!

This week my friend K.L. Teal (also known as T. Damon) is celebrating the release of her new book, Anthropoidea, a fun YA urban fantasy, and I’m helping her celebrate with a guest post and giveaway! When Garrett upsets a witch during an interview for a senior project with his…

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Different Worlds: Meet the characters

Different Worlds is almost here! In just one month, it shall be unleashed upon you all.1)Have you preordered your copy yet? There’s still time! Don’t forget that paperbacks ordered through my online storeĀ come with art postcards, a coupon for a free copy of the ebook and more! To celebrate, today…

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Review policy reminder

Recently I’ve had a number of author friends and acquaintances ask me to read and blurb their books. I’m happy to do so (although please bear in mind that I’ve become a very slow reader, so it may take some time to get through my backlog), but I don’t use…

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Indie behind-the-scenes: ISBNs

Continuing with my theme from yesterday about authors on a budget and spending your money wisely, today I want to talk about ISBNs. For those of you who don’t know, ISBNs (International Standard Book Numbers)Ā are the 10/13-digit identifier numbers on the barcode of a book. Every book has one, and…

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