How to Write Shorter Works Successfully

THE SORCERESS QUEEN AND THE PIRATE ROGUE comes out April 19! This is Book Two in Heirs of Magic, and you can preorder a copy at the links below or via my website. 🙂


This week at the SFF Seven, we’re examining the differences between writing a short story, novella, novel, series. We’re asking each other: Do you prepare for length beforehand or edit down (or add new stuff) afterward?

So, I have Strong Opinions about this. Something that may come as a surprise to exactly none of you. Come on over for more!


See Me at Flights of Foundry!

I’ve been head down finishing THE SORCERESS QUEEN AND THE PIRATE ROGUE. Look for the cover reveal coming a week from today! The book releases April 19, 2021. You can preorder through my website or at the links below 🙂


Anyway, I glanced up from this final revision and suddenly – tomorrow! – it’s April. That means conference season commences, even if it is all online this year still. Zoom fatigue is a thing. *sigh*

Still! That means I’m available online for your panel and workshop delectation. Look for me at Flights of Foundry the weekend of April 17-18, 2021. This online speculative fiction conference is FREE! (Donations are requested.) And there will be lots of awesome people speaking. Here’s my schedule:

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, April 17

02:00 UTC

16:00 UTC

19:00 UTC

Sunday, April 18

21:00 UTC

I haven’t decided what I’m going to read yet, so if you have votes, let me know!
I’ll also be participating in the Jack Williamson Lectureship the following weekend, April 22-23, 2021, though I have no idea yet what the schedule will be.

Choose Your Own Religion

Here’s a tease of the cover of THE SORCERESS QUEEN AND THE PIRATE ROGUE, out April 19, 2021. This is Book #2 in Heirs of Magic, Book #1 being THE GOLDEN GRYPHON AND THE BEAR PRINCE, with a prequel novella, THE LONG NIGHT OF THE CRYSTALLINE MOON, in the UNDER A WINTER SKY anthology. The cover isn’t quite final, so some elements here may change, but it’s getting close! Look for a full reveal soon. 🙂

Our topic at the SFF Seven this week is “That Old Tyme RELIGION: Does Religion Change the Course of a Story?” Come on over for my tale.