It is MAY and it is finally starting to warm up here in Washington, DC! I hope everyone else is enjoying some beautiful weather! I’ve got updates and more info on some upcoming giveaways!
I’m busy starting a new day job, which I am super excited about! I am also planning out new designs for my website, business cards, bookmarks all in preparation of ReaderCon! I’ll have some signed physical copies of A Lake of Feathers and Moonbeams set up with one of the book sellers, and will definitely be wandering around the con! Say hi!
I’m getting new covers for The Resignation Letter and A Lake of Feathers and Moonbeams! Seeing the amazing illustrations that Merilliza is working on made me consider re-doing my current works in an illustrated style, too! The current covers are gorgeous but I think illustrated is the way I’m going to go from now on. For these titles I have asked Laya Rose to do the illustrations! I’ve already got back some initial sketches, and I am very excited! Both books are also getting formatting updates, so please make sure you update your ebook versions of them when the new covers hit!
This is actually more like #amediting - I’ve been doing a TON of editing and trying to get various projects into states I am happy with. That includes backlist titles, for what it’s worth. I went through and re-formatted The Resignation Letter and am working on doing the same with A Lake of Feathers and Moonbeams and doing some light editing where I see something that I’m not happy with anymore.
I finished Darius the Great is Not Okay and WOW. Tons of tea talk, lots of finding ones self, and a nice heap of quiet queerness. I’m in love! It comes out August, and I’ve got it on the schedule as a giveaway for that month, so please stay tuned!
I’m also re-reading The Artful Edit as I feel like I need some inspiration as I go through multiple projects with a fine tooth comb.
My new fun-reading is Tiny Pretty_Things because I have discovered that I love ballet. I began taking lessons in January and have been truly loving it! I missed out on being a teen dancer, but this book is definitely making up for that!
I’ll be announcing the winner of Blood Rose Rebellion on May 15th’s newsletter, so make sure you stay subscribed!
For May, I am giving away a paperback copy of Winterglass by Benjanun Sriduangkaew. Winner will be announced June 15th!
This issue’s pet pic is Didi! She really likes this chair, so much so that I went out and got myself a new computer chair so that she could have this one. But before I did that yesterday, this is the look she would give me when I tried to move her from the chair.
Til next time!