Guest Post (Moving On) and #Giveaway #2

In the runup to the debut of The Shores of Spain, I’ve got several guest posts that will be coming out, including today’s post over at Over the Effing Rainbow where I discuss moving on from one series to another, plus a giveaway for those who comment.

I also wanted to point out that I now have an email list started for those who are interested in keeping up with any publications I have. I promise not to spam anyone with too much information!  Go over to the sidebar on the right if you’re interested.

And finally, I’m hoping to have the Rafael Novella (The Seer’s Choice) up on Amazon and Smashwords as soon as possible, although I don’t think it will be up by the time that The Shores of Spain comes out.  The Alejandro novella will follow as soon as I can get it done….but edits may intervene, as life so often does, and that may take a couple of months.

Finally, a reminder that there’s a Rafflecopter giveaway for all three books of the Golden City trilogy (in trade paperback form.)  It has 28 days left, and there are only a handful of signups for it.  :(


Guest Post and #Giveaway

Last week, I had a Guest Post over at RisingShadow, where I talk about Researching Historical Fantasy when it’s selt somewhere other than England. Mostly I’m talking about the struggles of researching in a foreign language, because so much that’s available in Portuguese has never been translated into English.

There’s also a link to a Rafflecopter giveaway via that page, for a full set of the Golden City books, signed.


Great News and Epic Upcoming Releases!

Originally posted on Lucienne Diver's Drivel:

It’s been a quiet blogging month and for that I apologize.  Mostly I’ve been so busy on the business front (always a good thing!) that finding time to post has been a bit challenging.  If you’re so inclined, you can see the deals I’ve been up to at Publishers Marketplace.

Let me see if I can summarize some of the amazing things going on for my authors right now!

-N.K. Jemisin – not only is her novel THE FIFTH SEASON on Publishers Weekly’s list of Top 10 SF, Fantasy & Horror releases for Fall, but Orbit has just done a cover reveal for SHADES IN SHADOW, a triptych of stories set in her award-winning Inheritance world (THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS, THE BROKEN KINGDOMS, THE KINGDOM OF GODS).

-Ramez Naam’s APEX (the conclusion to his stunning sf thriller series that began with the award-winning NEXUS…

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Link Soup for the past Week.

Just a quick drop-by to post some links:

First, my giveaways over on Goodreads that only have a couple of days left:

The Shores of Spain

The Seat of Magic

Second, an interesting post over at SFSignal by Tansy Rayner Roberts on Fantasy, Female Writers and The Politics of Influence.  I think she solidifies here several things I’ve been thinking about lately, so this is mostly posted for my own benefit, so I won’t lose it.

Third, from BookRiot, a “how to” piece, Romance Novel Think Pieces for Dummies, a quick guide to writing that insulting piece about Romance Novels that will properly convey your disdain. Because that’s what a lot of those articles read like.

Finally, from Tess Gerritsen, an update on her lawsuit over the movie Gravity. Although I don’t have anyone clammoring over my  manuscripts (yet), I have been contacted by a production company once before. (Regarding Iron Shoes, but nothing came of it).  I hate to see the courts simply ignoring the author’s rights in the whole issue. That’s scary for authors.


SoonerCon Schedule, June 26-28, Oklahoma City

I’m dropping back in to let people know that the SoonerCon schedule has gone live, and I’ve put my own events below.

SoonerCon will be in two weeks in Oklahoma City (actually, Mid-West City), so there’s still time to make plans to attend!

Here’s where I’ll be:


Autographs at 4:00 pm in 10 Forward


Koffee Klatch at 10:00 am in Ballroom D

1:00 pm Maynard – (Writing) The History of the Earth and Fantasy
3:00 pm Ballroom A – (Media/Science) Kaiju, Unicorns, Bigfoot, and Dragons


11:00 am Mann – (Film/TV) Declassifying Stargate
Noon Maynard – (Writing) Mommy, Where do Centaurs Come From?

This will be my first ever Stargate panel. I’m hardly an expert, but I have seen them all multiple times…


Mind Meld and Goodreads Giveaways

I’m dropping in today with a short post to say that I’m a guest over at SFSignal on the Mind Meld, talking about ‘Short Summer Reads’, where I go back and reread some of my old favorites.

I also have two giveaways started up over on GoodReads, one for the trade paperback of The Shores of Spain and another for the mass market paperback of The Seat of Magic.

Those two giveaways only run for about a week, so if you’re interested, go ahead and sign up!