Writer. Adventurer. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a series of steampunk novels and short stories.

Hitting the Top 50 in an Amazon Category

Gaslight Carnival broke the top 50 in Juvenile Steampunk this weekend under the Children’s ebooks -> Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Scary Stories category. I am so psyched that readers are … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · 9 Comments

The Price of Literature (A Rant)

I keep tripping over this question about the price of e-books. I stumble over it in blog posts, it sneaks up behind me and shouts BOO during podcasts, and I’m … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 6 Comments

Crossing the Panama Canal

I don’t really talk about my job.  Unless you are a supply chain nut, international shipping isn’t all that exciting.  I did write up a little article about the Panama … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

News from the Publishing Hinterlands

I’m rounding up the news this week, which consists of a kickstarter for a new science fiction and fantasy magazine as well as some more fun publishing industry drama.  Grab … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

My Thoughts on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited

Amazon did a thing.  Let’s talk about it. I don’t want to debate whether or not this is good or evil because it’s not going to change what Amazon has … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 22 Comments

Hachette vs. Amazon: The Petitioning

Welcome to round two in the Hachette vs. Amazon kerfuffle. Forgive the post title, but this feels like the bad sequel to a movie blockbuster dud. They followed the formula, … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 16 Comments

Listen to Your Friends

My writing process post on Monday was rather verbose. Apologies to anyone trampled by the inordinate number of words charging off the screen. You can talk to the imaginary horses about … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 8 Comments

Hachette vs. Amazon. Ready?? Fight!!

I’ve been standing on the sidelines watching the Hachette vs. Amazon kerfuffle unfurl. I don’t exactly have a horse in the race yet, but since I plan to self-publish one … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 9 Comments

What Goes Up…

What goes up must come down, What went right will go wrong. Okay, this isn’t my overall philosophy on life.  I consider myself to have a fairly sunny outlook on … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Real Data about E-books and Self-Publishing

The world of publishing is changing. I think everyone can agree on that without too much fuss. The part where everyone gets their panties in a bunch deals with where … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · 15 Comments

Genre Drama

I’m not titling this as news from the publishing hinterlands since it is only one piece of drama. I generally try to avoid drama and gossip and stick to the … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · 9 Comments

News from the Publishing Hinterlands

Despite writing four more pages today, I’ve been a bad, bad writer.  I wasn’t working on my Dreamless City novel-in-progress, nor was I finishing the last section of our Life … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 17 Comments

Of Days and Weeks

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Posting Schedule for 2014-15

Monday through Friday I will be posting about writing as business and craft, the science of creativity, all things steampunk, and progress on The Dreamless City.

Weekends are reserved for my Music Playlist.

Writers of the Future Honorable Mention

About the Author

Tracy Cembor attempts to juggle a preschooler and a baby, a full-time job, random geekery, and the writing life. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a steampunk urban fantasy novel. Come join the adventure.