The Perfect Assassin is out in the world!! You should be able to find it anywhere books are sold. Also libraries!! In fact, people've been sending me photos of it in the wild, face-out, at Barnes and Nobles and their local indies, and honestly, that's been so, so cool. People have been asking me how… Continue reading It’s here!!
How did we go from two and a half years to less than a week?? Oh right, the passage of time. Well aside from flailing, I haven't much to say. But I've got a lot of links! First off, if you want to learn about dunes - or some of my research behind the Perfect… Continue reading Less Than a Week
It sure has been a month. I don't even know how to begin, so let's just run through it, shall we? I started a new job. Winter finally showed up. I moderated my first panel and gave my first reading at ConFusion in Detroit. I wrote a bit more of my WIP. The cover for… Continue reading January Recap (Madcap?)
Today is the Solstice, the longest night of the year and the turning point. No longer will the days continue to shorten; we only have light to look forward to. It's the perfect time to breathe deep, feel the chill, and look back at the year. And this has been a year. It feels like a… Continue reading Looking Back, Leaning Forward
I... I turned in book three. I still can't quite believe it. A week or so has already passed and the implications are only just hitting me. I think I'll need a bit more time to process the fact that I wrote a friggin' trilogy. There's a whole blog post in there somewhere, but for… Continue reading Where Do We Go From Here
In short: *distant screaming* In long: *gestures at all the red edits, gestures at the clock, gestures at the calendar, turns off the internet, goes back to work* Translation: We'll be back to our regularly-scheduled silliness soon, I swear.
First there were copyedits. Then there were page proofs. Then there was silence. Now. Now, there is. A cover. *pauses for the appropriate amount of anticipation* *pause* *paaaause* *drumroll* Ta daaa! Thank you to the team at Tor for putting this together, especially my editor Diana Pho for helping find the perfect model, and Larry… Continue reading The Perfect Assassin Has a Cover
As some of you already know, I've joined this year's Pitch Wars mentor crew. For those unfamiliar with Pitch Wars, this means that one (not-so-)lucky writer will get the chance to have their manuscript beaten (literally and figuratively) into shape by me. But to get to that point they - you, possibly - will have… Continue reading Hey What About Your Query, Kai?
Book three. Is. Done. Well. Let's caveat that. It's done enough. Enough that I need to put it in someone else's hands and step away and breathe and focus. Enough that at this point, I'd be going in and tweaking and finetuning and adding details and subtracting paragraphs and not wholesale stripping out and rewriting… Continue reading Book 3: Beta Time!
Galleys/ARCs: WHAT THEY ARE ARC stands for Advanced Reading Copy, and galleys are a variation on that theme. They're an early print of the book with the post copy-edits but not-yet-finalized text and marketing verbiage all over because they're, well, marketing tools. This is why sometimes they have a title and sometimes they don't. Mine… Continue reading From the Debut Trenches: Galleys/ARCs