Book Reviews and Free Copies

If you want a free copy of my book in exchange for an honest review posted to Amazon and Goodreads, hit me up in the comments here or on my About page, or email me at the first initial last name at the Google mail address thingy.  ;)  Or let me know if you want…

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Announcing: GASLIGHT CARNIVAL

I’m really giddy about this announcement, I’m not gonna lie to you.  I’ve been working on my Gaslight Carnival project since the beginning of the year, and I’m so excited to see it in the digital flesh.  As I mentioned a few times earlier this year, I’m not around on my blog as often as…

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Life of a Foundry Moth – Short Story (Vote for Part Four)

Welcome back to the next installment of our Choose Your Own Adventure collaborative project. The latest post where I explained the project can be found in this update here. Tesla Spence, an aspiring engineer with dreams of working in R&D, drops her supper tin on Edgar Endicott, a young scientist trespassing and doing research on foundry…

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Dreamless City Writing Excerpt – Conversations by Coglight

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the Dreamless City, my steampunk urban fantasy work-in-progress.  I haven’t forgotten about it (or our other short story project).  I wanted to get back to what is most important to me, which is writing.  (Not that I don’t enjoy the other stuff, but I do have a…

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Life of a Foundry Moth – Short Story Project Update III

Even though Camp NaNoWriMo is underway, rest assured that our short story collaborative project is going well. Well, it would be if I wasn’t worrying so much about what people will think of the next part of the story. When I developed the plot for what happens next, it was a three-way tie for who…

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Life of a Foundry Moth – Short Story (Vote for Part Three)

The next section of Tesla, Edgar, and Nielson’s adventure is now up!! I apologize for the delay in getting this to you. I wrote entirely too much (over 5000 words) and finally realized that I was trying to tell the whole rest of the story instead of letting it be the collaborative project that it…

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Life of a Foundry Moth – Short Story (Vote for Part Two)

Welcome back to the second installment of our Choose Your Own Adventure collaborative project. The first post where I explained the project can be found here. My goal for the beginning of the short story Life of a Foundry Moth is to set the stage. Who are the characters? What are their situations? What do…

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Dreamless City Writing Excerpt – Pocket Change

Time to introduce the third character of the love triangle in The Dreamless City, my steampunk urban fantasy novel.  Daschel Stagunner has been more of a challenge for me to write throughout the whole story.  I have been many things in my life, but a teenage boy was not one of them.  Nissa, on the…

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Dreamless City Writing Excerpt – Breaking Rules

Since I have introduced Nissa, I figured I should go ahead and introduce the rest of the love triangle. Reynard Triannon is the super-serious head groom of the Stagunner stables. Tall and fox-faced with freckles across the bridge of his nose, Nissa isn’t sure if what to make of this rules monger. The stables were…

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Dreamless City Writing Excerpt – Thief’s Wick

I’m still in the process of rough drafts, rewrites, and editing, but I had some people ask for more details about Nissa. I struggled with describing her, then realized that showing is better than telling. Here’s an excerpt from The Dreamless City, my steampunk urban fantasy novel. This is my work-in-progress, so constructive feedback is…

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Dreamless City Sneak Peak – Nissa Rhodes

I wanted to share a sneak peak of some artwork from the Dreamless City, done by my amazing friend Heather Mills. I haven’t talked much about this aspect of the novel on my blog, but I want to have a strong visual component to go with the story. The only thing cooler than a good…

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