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More indie behind-the-scenes: don’t be taken in

I have seen a few posts on Twitter from new-to-indie authors about their estimated or actual expenditures, and they’ve made me somewhat alarmed. Publishing an indie book does have some up-front expenses, but by no means should they break your bank. The quote I’ve seen most frequently tossed around is that…

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Cover reveal: Remember Yesterday

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend the Reading Transforms launch party for my friend Pintip Dunn’s The Darkest Lie. It was so much fun to get to know Pintip better, learn more about her books, and hang out with everybody. And today, I’m very excited to share with…

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Some indie behind-the-scenes: distributors

I recently agreed to teach a publishing class at a local college—yay! I never thought I would ever get back into teaching, and yet here we are. Life is full of surprises. Anyway, in the process of getting my lesson plans together, I realized that I’ve been hoarding a vast…

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Different Worlds News!

At long last, I have a bunch of Different Worlds news for you! First of all, in case you missed it, the cover has been revealed! Check out this post on Claudie Arseneault’s blog for the full paperback view, showcasing an awesome panorama of Tierra Nueva and our protagonists, Henry and…

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#OwnYourOwn: For all the asexual writers

Hey, you. Yes, you. Young ace, dreaming of becoming a writer. You have so many stories you want to tell—stories about your world, your vision, your experiences. I know it can be hard sometimes. I know it feels like people don’t want to listen to what you have to say. But…

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YA Pride: Indie edition!

June is Pride month, and to celebrate, there have been a lot of reading lists floating around the internet. But I noticed that most of the recommended books (especially for YA) have been limited to traditionally published (and especially Big 5) books. But there are a lot of fantastic self-published/indie/small press…

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Exciting news!

Yesterday, the contributors to Clarion Call Vol. II: Echoes of Liberty were announced. So I can now finally share with you all that my first piece of historical fiction, “Redfeather,” is going to be published this September! “Redfeather” is a short story based loosely on the lives of two real lady…

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Fourth World is joining the resistance!

Some brighter news today: I’m participating in a big 99¢-and-less sale with a group of my friends from the LFA. The sale runs from tomorrow (May 18) through the 20th! The LFA—or, as I affectionately refer to them, “Henry’s Anarchy Brigade”—is where I made a lot of my first connections as…

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Knowing your limits

I’ve always been the sort of person who likes to have a lot of different things to do. Working on just one thing tends to make me stagnate, so I like to juggle multiple projects, to keep everything fresh and me invigorated. I always thrived under these conditions when I…

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WIP Snippets: Seventh Line

I saw this cool meme floating around, and I knew it was too much fun to skip! The rules were as follows: Go to the seventh line on the seventh page of your WIP and share a little of what you’re working on. Then tag seven writers to spread the fun!…

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