Queen & Commander Is On Sale

Queen & Commander is only 99 cents! (Yes, that price drop propagates across all the international markets where it’s available.)

This special price is on at all the major ebook stores from April 15 – May 15, 2014.

Since Hive & Heist comes out in a few weeks, it seemed like a good idea.

Go forth! Shop! If you’ve already got a copy, now’s a great time to gift one to a friend.

Things I Learned: Hemlock

My town gets hemlock advisories. You know, the poison that Socrates famously killed himself with? Yeah, it apparently grows on the side of the road in the Pacific Northwest. You’d think someone would go out with a weedwhacker. Or burn all the freeway medians in a panic. But there isn’t any panic at all. Heck,…

Do you want free books?

Do you want free books? With Hive & Heist coming out in early May, I’m plotting a review-heavy blog tour. Actually, it’s being organized by Xpresso Book Tours. (They even made pretty banners for sharing. What? You thought I made that graphic at the bottom of this post myself?) If you want to review either…

Rewriting the Odyssey (as a musical, for a brothel)

You know The Odyssey? Homer’s one big novel from the ancient Greek days? No, it’s not the one with the guy who loves his mama a bit too much. It’s the one with the guy who goes on a seven seas adventure. While he’s gone, a bunch of jerks declare him KIA and make a…

Top Two List (for suggested Hugo nominees)

Originally, this post was going to be a top five list. But, ah, that didn’t happen. Here’s what I was thinking. What? Top Five List of five indie/self-published works of science fiction from 2013. Why? The Hugo Awards for best SF (and SF-adjacent goodness) allow any fan with $50 and an Internet connection to nominate…

Cover Art for Hive & Heist

I am crazy in love with my new cover art for Hive & Heist. Look at that space station interior. And the colors! It’s so moody and heist-y and awesome. I suppose I should tell you there’s a whole day left to get involved with the Kickstarter for Hive & Heist, and that one of…

Kickstarter Awesomeness

If you’ve been waiting for the sequel to Queen & Commander, it’s going to be called Hive & Heist and should come out in 2014. You can learn more and get involved on the Kickstarter page. I also made this awesome video that tells you a bit about the book and then describes my book-making…

Last Second Holiday Gifts?

I’ve been asked by a delinquent holiday gift-giver: “Hey, Janine. What are some books you’ve re-read a zillion times? I’m thinking of putting together a bundle.” Well, it was something like that. I don’t remember the exact quote. At first I hesitated to answer because my “often re-read” list is a bizarre mish-mash. Let’s just…

New Ebook Available – A Tale of Mistaken Identity

Remember how I’ve been working on that mistaken identity story? The one with the shapeshifting cats in space? Well These Convergent Stars is now available! (Exclusively on Amazon.com until January, when it opens up on other platforms.) Today, 28 October 2013, this sweet little book is going on tour! There are excerpts, photos, and even…

Beautiful Cover for These Convergent Stars

I just got my final cover for the upcoming novella These Convergent Stars. Look at those cat eyes! The playful expression! The geodesic domes! It’s so pretty! That is all.

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Janine A. Southard is a Writer & Editor for narrative projects. She's a proven talent when it comes to mimicking voices and crafting content for videogames, articles, & fiction.