Writing

  • My somewhat unusual proof process

    My first proof for One World has arrived! Note that I said my first proof—there will be more. Several years ago (back in 2017, when I was writing Cheerleaders from Planet X), I figured out a handy little writing hack for myself. I’ve mentioned in various places (such as in the podcast I recently recorded with Jewel Riders Archive, which will be available for you to listen to soon) that I…

  • The anatomy of a symptom flare

    It’s been a long, long time since I’ve been active on this blog, or sent out my newsletter, or posted anything decent on social media. My amazing assistant, Esther Hadassah, had been doggedly continuing to post content on Facebook like a trouper. I appreciate her keeping it going even as I’ve given her nothing new to post about in well over a year. I’ve discovered that when you get out…

  • The Martian calendar system in The Iamos Trilogy

    In preparation for the last book in the Iamos series finally? coming out?? soon??? (we can all hope and pray), I am getting together some supplementary material for the series to help readers out, especially those who want to be able to jump into the final book as soon as One World is out without having to start over from the beginning. Right now I’m working on detailed recaps for…

  • Cover reveal: Alien Princess Sorority Girl

    If you participated in last week’s YA Scavenger Hunt, you’ll have seen this there first. But if not, I wanted to make sure everybody saw this! You may have noticed a few new pages on the site last week… for example, Cheerleaders from Planet X is now on a series page instead of a stand-alone page. Because that’s right: the sequel is finally happening! Check out the cover and blurb…

  • Summer Status Update

    It’s been a while since I’ve updated here, hasn’t it? How have all of you been holding up? 2020 has been… quite a year. I think today’s Wizard of Id strip summarizes it quite well: (Also, speaking of comics, alert: Cathy is back. This is not a drill, Cathy is back. Or, as she put it, b-aack!) Anyway. I have alluded to this to a certain degree over on Dreamwidth,…

  • An alternate scene from NEW WORLD

    Happy Valentine’s Day! This year I’m focusing on bringing you the conclusion to The Iamos Trilogy, and that means I’ve been spending a lot of time with my favorite couple from all the books I’ve ever written: Henry and Tamara. They emerged as a couple in my brain so early on in the writing of Fourth World that at times the only thing that kept me going while writing the…

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