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Right now it’s hard cover and eBook, but trade paperback will also be available. *pets the cover*  I love how the cover is done by the same man (David Howard Johnson) because they look so pretty together. We know that Tasmin is dark-haired, so who is this playing with the wind sprites? Are you excited?  Spread the word, please!  And leave a review if you can – the hardest part, the most crucial part …

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My dream life. Oh, wow. I could say “I write them in my books” but I don’t. Some of my dreams are prosaic. I want to be a hermit so badly that my teeth hurt. Freedom is the thing I might want most in life. Sometimes it is that companionship, (I’ll save some of these thoughts for a future entry on soul mates) that perfect idea of love. So those dreams are about how …

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There’s a phrase in fencing called “Poke and pray” — basically you thrust your sword at a person and hope that your tip lands before theirs does. It’s inelegant, it’s just flailing and hoping. On the field you want to be mindful, you want to use your skills, but sometimes, well. Sometimes life is not ideal. And sometimes, the writing world is like that. You like to think that it’s all about skill, right? …

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(via Writers, we need to stop saying this – J.H. Moncrieff) This is especially good for right now, when many of us are feeling disappointed in our lack of NANOWRIMO productivity.  Rule one of Write Club? Don’t hate on yourself.  

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I am seriously made happy by a package I got in the mail the other day…if you are on FB or Twitter you already saw it, but what can I say?  I am easily made happy.  (Well, not too easily, packing and buying and shipping this was not, I am sure, easy.) But, a reader/friend from Dorset sent me a box of chocolates, a lovely card, and sherbet lemons.  I have not had the …

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comehitherashes: savannahhorrocks: geekmehard: unwinona: When I was in Ninth Grade, I won a thing.   That thing, in particular, was a thirty dollar Barnes & Noble gift certificate.  I was still too young for a part-time job, so I didn’t have this kind of spending cash on me, ever.  I felt like a god. Drunk with power, I fancy-stepped my way to my local B&N.  I was ready to choose new books based solely …

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So, I think I am finally wrapping up The Key to All Things.  It’s about stories.  And love.  And it’s a mystery with air ships and fae magic and swash buckling. I am really pleased with it.  It FEELS right. After this, I am unsure what to do…a screen play, a sequel to this, or a look at the hot mess I think The Chocolatier’s Ghost is.  If I do it right, and if …

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This post is part test, part catch up. I am actually doing really well on The Key to All Things. I love Edward and Avriel, when I am writing, even though it’s the second draft, it feels like reading. I get pulled into the world, and I care about the people in it a great deal. So that bodes well. Almost at the end of the second draft. That meant that I divided it …

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