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Read an excerpt from Firebrand, my steampunk fantasy romance inspired by Charlotte Bronte's juvenilia.
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Monthly Archives: July 2010
Madame Guillotine has a really interesting post up On Self Publishing With Lulu. (Also, you can see me failing at threaded comments. Oh, WordPress, I am still a bumbling newbie where you are concerned).
The two halves of the Digital Doorstop are now to be The Maker’s Mask and The Hawkwood War, after much wailing, gnashing of teeth and failing to come up with alternate titles. I’ve never been more grateful that the project … Continue reading
Well, things are progressing. The first book has been wrangled into Lulu’s 6 x 9 Word template, and I’m working on the second one now. Hopefully the conversion to PDF won’t make all the formatting go wrong, or there will … Continue reading
Things I never expected to find whilst searching stock photo archives for possible cover photos: A series of photos of cyborg girls kissing cyborg horses. Whatever the book is that that would make a good cover for, I think I’m … Continue reading
Novels, like people, have ancestors. Of course, they have ancestors in the ‘I would not be writing these precise books if I hadn’t read Pern and Darkover and the Vorkosiverse and Georgette Heyer’ sense, but I don’t quite mean that. … Continue reading
A friend of a friend has kindly offered to design covers for me, which is a weight off my mind, as my design training pretty much ended when I gave up technical drawing at sixteen. I’ve spent the afternoon happily … Continue reading
I’ve been trying to set up a syndicated feed on LiveJournal for people who prefer to read posts there, but unfortunately I accidentally set up the first attempt, at requitefeed, to pick up the comments RSS. I think I’ve got … Continue reading
Decision made! The Digital Doorstop is going to be two books. Unexpected benefit: I can now say I’ve written two novels! Unexpected downside: I have to do two covers and two cover blurbs. Coming soon, an excerpt from the first … Continue reading
I write historical novels set in time periods that haven’t happened yet, featuring courtesans, programmers, revolutionaries, genderqueer bodyguards, technological tinkerers, assassins and eels. My books are more heirs to the old-fashioned planetary romance than they are to either hard SF … Continue reading