I’ve been pretty head-down the past few months, dividing my time between finishing writing the Nanshe Chronicles, preparing for the launch of the first book in May, and working on a big book project with a new nonfiction ghostwriting client.
Not to mention extracurriculars like spending time with my family and some local travel!
A lot of cool things have happened over the past few months, publishing-wise. I realized that although I’ve been keeping my newsletter subscribers updated on all the Cool Things, I hadn’t breathed a word to the rest of the world on my blog.
(Guess you should sign up for the newsletter if you want me to remember to tell you things. Seriously, even my mom gets most of her news about my life there. I’m a horrible daughter.)
So with no further ado, here’s a roundup of all the news that’s fit to print from Q1 of 2022.
Did you know you can now listen to the whole Bulari Saga as narrated by the phenomenal J.S. Arquin? He’s also working his way through the Nanshe Chronicles, so we’ll be able to release those audiobooks at the same time as the ebooks and print are released.
They’re available anywhere you buy quality audiobooks, but you can also get them direct from me at a discount. And right now, both Double Edged and Ghost Pirate Gambit are on sale. 🙂
New Bulari Saga short story!
I’m thrilled to announce that I sold a short story to NOIR, an anthology of sci-fi detective stories that’s coming out later this year from Zombies Need Brains.
The story features a detective many of you already know and love, Detective Timo Cho of the Bulari Police Department. It’s titled “Storm Warning,” and it features Cho doing what he does best: asking too many questions.
Even more anthologies!
I have stories in two other anthologies that you can get your hands on right now. The first is Underland Arcana Deck 1, which is a collection of all the short stories published during the first year of the Underland Arcana collections. (Which are lovely little books — I highly recommend subscribing.)
In my story, “At the Heart of the River,” a river just wants to finally have the full affections of the young man who’s loved her all these years.
The second anthology is Dispatches From Annarres, a collection of short stories written by Portland authors who were inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin. My story, “Black as Thread,” is about a brother and sister who use fashion to fight an invading force. I’m delighted and honored to say “Black as Thread” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for short fiction published by a small press!
From Big Idea to Book!
For all you writers out there, my latest book from Microcosm Publishing is finally out in the world!
Much as From Chaos to Creativity took you on a choose-your-own-adventure path to finding a productivity system that worked with your creative brain, From Big Idea to Book is designed to help you come up with a writing process that’s productive and which brings you joy.
If you’re curious, I wrote more about writing process and joy on the DIY MFA blog: “How to Recapture the Joy in Your Writing.”
I’ve also been doing podcast interviews about the book, which I’ll link to when they’re live!
And there’s plenty more to come
I think I’ve said all the things there are to say for the moment. I’m going to keep my head down and keep writing the next book — but rest assured there are plenty more exciting things on the way.
I promise I’ll try to remember to tell you about them… but if you want to make sure you don’t miss a thing, sign up for the newsletter. It’s fun!