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Confirming this news has taken some time: The rights to Tales from Rugosa Coven have formally reverted to me. Yes, that’s the one that won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. The small press that published it, Dark Quest Books, is in a state of flux. I don’t know what their current status and plans are, so […]

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That last minute rush was amazing to behold. So now we have a book with Kate Baylay’s cover art plus three half-page black & white interior illustrations, and an audiobook narrated by C.S.E. Cooney. And we have a little extra to spare. I’m not sure how much yet. Tomorrow, when my brain is recovered a […]

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I’d spent the last couple of days stalled out $600 short of the interior illustration stretch goal. For every new backer I gained (mostly friends and relatives helping me rush for that milestone), I lost another one (all people I didn’t know who may have pledged because of the illustrations that were starting to look […]

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We did it! The Imlen Bastard will definitely be a book. We’ll get to hold it in our hands. We will get to find out what that Kate Baylay piece looks like when it progresses from preliminary sketch to finished cover art. If we hit our next goal, which is less than $400 away, we […]

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The World Fantasy Convention went beautifully for me. It had its logistical quirks, including its now-justly-internet-notorious lack of ramps for wheelchair-using panelists, but I accomplished almost everything there that I hoped to. John O’Neill has asked me to write a convention report for Black Gate, so I’ll tell more there. Meanwhile, check this out: Tim […]

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I just posted my latest Kickstarter update. The short version: I changed the order of the stretch goals to put the easiest ones early (audiobook, black and white interior illustrations), then combined the two hardest into one (color interior illustrations and offset printing), and accepted that the hard ones almost  probably won't happen. Now I […]

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If you've come here from my Kickstarter's FAQ, welcome to my blog! Kickstarter's webform for creating a project FAQ couldn't handle the formatting I needed to make this easy on the eye. If you're writing dialogue for a cast that includes both ghosts and the living, italics really are a basic necessity. Whether you're a […]

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I just got Betsy Mitchell’s developmental and line edit of the manuscript. Her editing letter starts like this: “The Imlen Bastard” was a delight! Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to work on it. It’s very clean; I sprinkled some notes throughout but there’s nothing major to concern you. I can predict, though, […]

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I’ve got a new post at Black Gate about where “The Imlen Bastard” was hiding before I picked it for my first experiment in crowdfunding and self-publishing. The Great News: On the first day of the 30-day campaign, so many of you rushed to pledge that we hit 18% of the starting goal. That’s a […]

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The Kickstarter campaign for The Imlen Bastard is live right here. Go check it out!

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