Hello amazing subscribers!
I hope y’all are enjoyed Pride Month and were able to celebrate it with friends and loved ones! I am petitioning that we make July Pride Month II.
There’s been very little time for me to devote to Pride or reading or writing, unfortunately. I do have some goodies for you though!
I got a lot of outlining done on what was a stand alone novel 7 months ago and is now a trilogy with a companion short story collection. Don’t look at me like that! The stand alone was titled, in my head, “How to Lose A Throne” and is now the second book in the trilogy and now tentatively being called “The Burning Soil.” A few weeks months ago I decided to write a short story in that universe. Then it became two, then three. Then one of the short stories became a novella, and then I did more outlining for it and oops it’s a full novel. So a few weeks ago I decided to add a third novel. I re-worked a lot of “The Burning Soil” and it actually solved a few of the problems I was having with it. Mainly, the motivations of on of the main characters. Sie disappears halfway through because sie doesn’t like how the one character is handling stuff. I was trying to find a reason for hir to decide to come back. But NOW? *rubs hands together*
GENA/FINN by by Hannah Moskowitz & Kat Helgeson is ON SALE for $1.99. Do you like fanfiction? Fanfiction culture? Online friendships turned maybe-mour? Epistolary novels? THIS IS YOUR BOOK. I always yell on Twitter whenever anything Hannah Moskowitz wrote is on sale, so why shouldn’t I yell on my newsletter, too?
I know, I know, I haven’t been reading. But I’ve been knitting and knitting lends itself really well to anime. My chosen-brother is about to start chemo and wants knitwear to keep warm. That obviously means knitted scale mail gloves, yes? I’m making myself a pair, too, so we can match!
They look a little big on me as I have tiny arms and these are his pair!
And if you’re making armor, you should be watching an appropriate anime. He introduced me to CLAYMORE, half-demon warrior ladies who save the world. It was pretty good, but left a lot of questions still at the end. Now I am finally watching Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works because Bee said to!
SPECIAL giveaway! I am looking for reviews on the new edition of my novel, A Lake of Feathers and Moonbeams! To that end, I am giving away mobi / epub / pdf versions of it to all of you! Please enjoy and leave a review on your favorite retailers website, favorite book app, your blog! All appreciated! Just click the link below for the file format you want!
Don’t forget, I’ll be announcing the winners of the BRUJA BORN and A REAPER AT THE GATES giveaways July 15!
ALSO. I’m gonna be doing a giveaway from NO MAN OF WOMAN BORN by Ana Mardoll! The winner for that will ALSO be announced July 15 because I want to get that into people’s hands ASAP.
Do you like clever ways mortals willfully misinterpret prophecies and only realize their folly at the last second? Do like short stories about trans people at the center of fantastical struggles? You want to read NO MAN OF WOMAN BORN.
A quiet fisher mourning the loss of xer sister to a cruel dragon. A clever hedge-witch gathering knowledge in a hostile land. A son seeking vengeance for his father’s death. A daughter claiming the legacy denied her. A princess laboring under an unbreakable curse. A young resistance fighter questioning everything he’s ever known. A little girl willing to battle a dragon for the sake of a wish. These heroes and heroines emerge from adversity into triumph, recognizing they can be more than they ever imagined: chosen ones of destiny.
I just moved! It was a very chaotic move. “Oh we’re just moving down the hall,” I said. “I don’t really need to pack,” I said. “I can just carry each breakable one by one down the hall,” I said. Clearly the solution is to never put myself in this position again and never ever move again. And Didi agrees.