These Convergent Stars Free Till Sunday

Today through Sunday (27 July 2014), These Convergent Stars is free on the Kindle platform. No matter what country you’re in.

These Convergent Stars totally counts as a bestselling book now, right?

If you don’t have a copy yet, and you’re into Terran shapeshifters causing semi-humorous trouble for their alien doppelgangers, now would be a great time to grab one. And to tell your friends. And to write a review. (No, no. I’m not desperate or anything. Please date me! I mean, review me. Whatever.)

Super-awesome: Its first free day was Wednesday, 7/23, and it became the #1 free book in the Space Opera and Science Fiction Action/Adventure categories. (It got really close to cracking the Top 100 free books over all. Like, it was #187 for a while there.) Here’s some pictorial evidence.

These Convergent Stars was a #1 free book on Amazon.com in two categories. TWO!

Clarion West Write-a-thon. Again.

For the third year in the row, I’m participating in the Clarion West Write-a-thon. Hence, this blog will probably be about that for the next six weeks. Background – What is Clarion West? Clarion West is a six week intensive course for science fiction and fantasy writers. It’s held in Seattle yearly and boasts some…

Writing Process Blog Tour

Today, I’m participating in the “My Writing Process” blog tour. This tour is all about upcoming work and why the writer is working on it. You can thank Caren Gussoff – an over-intellectual, hyper-ambitious dilettante Didikai living in Seattle, WA who writes speculative and literary fiction — for inviting me to be a part of…

Get Your Copy! Queen & Commander Sequel Now In Stores

The Hive is back in the second Hive Queen novel, Hive & Heist. You can buy an ebook in any of the major stores or on this very website. A space station caper! Is it really stealing when you take back what’s yours? Exhausted and broke, Rhiannon’s Hive limps into John Wayne Station on the…

Book Quote Thingies!

Everyone’s making awesome book quote thingies these days, so I made a few for Hive & Heist. Feel free to share them, or to make your own. Note: I’ve been holding off on telling you all it’s available until it’s in all the major stores, but you can currently pick up a copy on this…

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…

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…

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