Starting tomorrow at noon, it’s going to be on this blog … one chapter at a time. It’s not a serial. It’s a cattle prod up my ass. So here’s the deal with FROZEN: I’ve been trying to write it for almost two years now (not constantly, because there were other things like Guardian Demon and(…)
The Legends of Red Sonja collected edition is here! I know many of you were waiting for all five issues to be collected in trade paperback format … and that day is here! You can find it at your favorite local comic bookstore, or your favorite other bookstore. For more information about this collection, check(…)
I’ve gotten a couple of questions about the compiled version of The Kraken King, because links have shown up at various bookstores. I haven’t seen any typeset pages or additional edits yet, but looking at the bookstore catalogs, it looks like: Info for the print/compiled version: Release Date: November 4, 2014 Length: 576 pages Print(…)
Just a reminder that the live chat is today! Come chat with Steampunk Authors Meljean Brook and special guestsBec McMaster, Karina Cooper, Delilah S. Dawson, and Kristen Callihanand get insights on steampunk, fantasy, alpha males, and sweet sweet giveaways. Here is the link to the Facebook event page.
Live Chat First! Next week (Monday, August 11th from 6:30 – 9:30 Eastern) the awesome Jen Frederick is hosting a chat featuring…me! I’ll be chatting along with special guests Bec McMaster, Delilah Dawson, Karina Cooper, and Kristen Callihan, giving away prizes, and generally being my dorky self. Here is the event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1446844262249512/ and the groovy(…)
Defining Steampunk at Bitten By Books, a Kraken King giveaway, and a recommendation for a web hosting service.
DEFINING STEAMPUNK Bitten by Books is having an awesome feature this month, in which they ask several authors and artists to offer their definitions of steampunk. Mine is up today, along with a couple of questions — come and join me! YOU CAN WIN A COPY OF THE KRAKEN KING — ALL EIGHT PARTS! For(…)
There’s a guest post and giveaway up at Paranormal Haven! It’s all about how authors are dirty thieves (okay, so it’s really more of a where-do-you-get-your-ideas post) but there’s also a giveaway! You get a chance to win any one of the Iron Seas books, including The Kraken King! Stephanie also posted her review of(…)
Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, translated by J.R.R. Tolkien This is going to be a slow and long read. I love the legend of Beowulf, so that might have pulled me in, anyway — but Tolkien’s use of language is just so, so incredible. I won’t be reading this all in one go; I’ll be(…)
One of the most important things I learned from the serial release is that I really don’t reach a lot of my readers — or perhaps they are following me on one social media site, but not another, so the updates they needed weren’t necessarily the updates they received. So here is a quick breakdown(…)
First, a few frequently asked questions: (Most of this is information that I included in my newsletter. If you missed that, here is a link! And here is my newsletter link if you want to sign up.) When will the compiled version of THE KRAKEN KING be released? I’m not sure yet! I expect that(…)
Go ahead and have at it! I’ll check in now and again to see if anyone has questions (but I won’t give any spoilers for upcoming episodes, sorry!) But if you’re wondering about the world, the story format, or anything else, I’m game. (If you want a discussion forum that doesn’t include my contributions or(…)
I see that Ilona and Lisa already posted this — and this really isn’t mine, but belongs to my barbarian-writing alter-ego, Milla Vane. But she’s such a n00b that I’m posting a few things for her until her site is a little better. This is coming November 25th! Here’s the anthology description: Four masters of(…)
The serial is finished, because Part VIII is finally here: The Kraken King and the Greatest Adventure!
If you’ve been following along every week, then the end is finally here! And if you’ve been waiting until all of the parts are available, they are now! (I don’t yet know when the compiled version will be available. I will put that information on my “Upcoming” page as soon as I know it.) So(…)
This post is going to have a few spoilers for the movie and probably needs trigger warnings for the topic of sexual assault. You know that moment when you see a movie that you want to be great — and in some ways it is great! — but not all ways? That was me, watching Maleficent. This(…)
The lost history of the Iron Seas Okay, so it’s not really lost! It just hasn’t been explicitly stated in the books. Jen Twimom of That’s What I’m Talking About sent me a few questions about the relationship between Nippon, the Golden Empire, and the rebellion … and I took a few pages to answer(…)
Here we are. It’s almost all over. After today, just one week left. This is the longest part, almost 30,000 words, because a lot happens to our heroes in this installment. Not all of it is good. It also ends on a cliffhanger. You might want to kill me when you finish it. But hang(…)