April 6, 2022: Hello everyone! I am back from WonderCon, where among other things I sold copies of Seeds of Truer Natures and talked to some wonderful vampire fans. I wanted to let you all know that I am taking the plunge, with much gulping and cold sweats, and reading from Seeds at Flights of Foundry, a free vitual convention, this coming Saturday. My reading is at the ungodly hour of 9 pm Pacific unfortunately, but that's also what's giving me a bit of courage to tackle this. 😬 I'll also be putting the ebook of Seeds on a brief 99 cent sale through the weekend, so it's an excellent time to tell a friend to give it a try!
January 29, 2022: Apologies for the lack of news - I've been focused on the paying subscribers newsletter and forgetting to update here, my apologies! I've been doing some housekeeping and it looks like at this rate Prima Materia will wrap sometime in June. After that we'll start either All Things in All Things (the Seissan/Cesar prequel novella, set in 16th-century England) or go right into The Glorious & the Vile (and the return of Magnus and Adrian, hurrah!) depending on what shape the latter is in. I'm through Act 1 of that book and hoping that time and skill will mean there will be less messiness in the first round revision than there was in Prima Materia (that thing took years, and I mean years, yikes.) Aiming to have Prima Materia out next fall; I had hoped for May, but as per usual I was being very foolish and impatient as I am with all writing things, and forgetting my golden rule (see September 7 below). This is a slow business, alas.
November 16, 2021: Seeds of Truer Natures is out in the world! All the links can be found here on my main website. It will be in Kindle Unlimited until May '22 and widely available after that; you can also order paperbacks either from Amazon or direct from me (and get them signed! and usually I stick a few treats in the package!) Thank you all for making this possible ... and apologies for the retroactive announcement; I'll be better about this going forward.
September 22, 2021: The preorder for Seeds of Truer Natures is live, which means I can finally reveal its glorious cover:
Art is by Welder Wings, design by Najla Qamber, launching on November 16th as planned. You can preorder the ebook at Amazon and the paperback at Gumroad ... though subscribers will be getting the final ebook next week and paperbacks in October.
Also, all this means that the first chapter of Prima Materia is going up next week, eep! Happy birthday to me ...
September 7, 2021: apologies for not more posting at the moment, I got swamped by Rose City prep and also real life. Next week the multi-day con thing will be over for a while and I can focus on writing once more. But I did settle on November 16th for the launch of Seeds of Truer Natures—! My first thought was the 2nd, which I could probably hit, but L.S.'s golden rule states that whenever possible, add 2-4 weeks to that ideal production deadline (launch, editing, cover, really anything). Which is also, perhaps, a way to approach life: add weeks whenever and wherever you can.
September 1, 2021: tomorrow Part IV of Seeds of Truer Natures posts, and subscribers will be getting the first look at the novella's cover then. I'm aiming to have the preorder for the final book up by September 16th, with a publication date in November. That means subscribers will start getting their paperbacks and ebooks sometime in October!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by at Silicon! I hope you're enjoying Part I. :)
August 5, 2021: and today is, in fact, that day, as this site is now live. Seeds of Truer Natures is going up on the following schedule: July 22, August 5, August 19, September 2, and September 16.
Also, I've got a little chapbook of Seeds Part I in the works ... it's meant to be a teaser, I'll be bringing some to comic cons this fall (Silicon, Rose City, and Powerhouse, fingers crossed, wear your masks), but I'll also be offering them to subscribers here once they're ready. I do love making chapbooks!