The pattern of frost-filigreed wisteria vines is so lovely. The winter holidays are such a great season for rest and rejuvenation – and our weather in the high desert of New Mexico has obliged with lots of snow and freezing temperatures. All the better to keep me cozied indoors and focusing on both relaxing and giving my mind the room to mull thoughts for the coming year. A big part of that is going to be reducing back log and lists. Come on over for more.
I’m supposed to post about a favorite holiday cocktail – okay, I was supposed to do it yesterday – but I’m sharing this fantastic giveaway instead. And drinking the holiday cocktails!
Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday, whatever and however you celebrate!
Our topic at the SFF Seven this week is books we’re looking forward to in 2019.
Can I just say ALL OF THEM???
Okay, I’ll try to hone it down to a few. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that the final book in my Chronicles of Dasnaria trilogy, WARRIOR OF THE WORLD, will be out January 8. A fine way to kick off 2019! Come on over for more.
My Nambe reindeer and sleigh set – this gives me all kinds of happy. It’s hard to tell in the photo, but the little jingle-bells string has tiny LED lights, too.
I haven’t been blogging here as much, as I’ve been doing my First Cup of Coffee podcast. Those daily bites are only 20 minutes long (sometimes shorter), but I totally get that a lot of people don’t have the bandwi
dth for listening to stuff. So, I’ll be blogging on Wednesdays here, and still on Sundays at the SFF Seven. (Though I was a bad blogger kitty and missed last Sunday. Oops.)
I’ve been busy writing the fifth book in the Sorcerous Moons series, which I’ll announce here will be called ORIA’S ENCHANTMENT. We’ll have a cover for it soon, and I anticipate releasing it in January! In other news, the third and final book in the Chronicles of Dasnaria trilogy, WARRIOR OF THE WORLD, will be out January 8. There’s a great mention of book 2, EXILE OF THE SEAS. – amid other awesome books – in A (Brief) Timeline of Female Authors’ Influence on Sci-Fi and Fantasy Also, ending today, December 12, there’s a giveaway for book 1 of the trilogy, PRISONER OF THE CROWN.
So, that leads me to mentioning Eligibilitabilimagullity.
That how you say it, to avoid the worst side effects of using the word three times and bringing down the scorn of the jealous gods. See, in the SFF world, all the awards require outside nomination. Whereas I can enter my books for RWA’s RITA® Award, for awards in the SFF community, we rely on others to nominate our books. Thus, we do eligibility posts, listing which of our year’s releases might be possibilities. I’ve never done one of these posts before, but I finally decided it’s like entering the RITA®, only less expensive.
Speaking of The Chronicles of Dasnaria, two of those books are eligible in the novel category, PRISONER OF THE CROWN and EXILE OF THE SEAS. These are high fantasy, with no romance in the first, and a light touch of it in the second. These are traditionally published, from Rebel Base books.
Also in the novel category, the fourth book in my Uncharted Realms series (or seventh in The Twelve Kingdoms, depending on how you slice it), THE ARROWS OF THE HEART is also eligible. This one is firmly fantasy romance. I’m self-publishing these books to complete the series.
Also eligible in this series, in novella length, The Dragons of Summer, available in the anthology SEASONS OF SORCERY: a Fantasy Anthology, a collection I self-published with Amanda Bouchet, Grace Draven and Jennifer Estep. Their stories are also eligible in novella categories! All excellent fantasy stories with varying degrees of romance.
So, if you’re nominating for SFF Awards – the Nebula Awards, the Hugos, World Fantasy, etc. – then thank you!