Win 7 YA Sci-Fi Novels (including my award-winning Queen & Commander and the Nebula-nominated Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee)

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Queen & Commander on Sale!

In honor of Reign & Revolution (The Hive Queen Saga, Book 3) coming out this month, I’m running a sale on book 1. Just $0.99! Some links to this great deal: Amazon.com Nook Kobo iBooks Get ’em while they’re hot?

Kickstarter for a Magic iPhone Anthology

How much do you love magic iPhone stories? If you’re on my blog, you probably like them at least a little bit (since my claim to mini-fame for April is winning a Cygnus Award for the novel, Cracked! A Magic iPhone Story). You’ll be thrilled to know, then, that there’s an anthology full of stories…

New short story available

Do you like magic? Do you like reading? Then may I introduce you to the new anthology Truth Beyond Paradox? Inside, you’ll find my story of a one-handed detective discovering parkour, organized crime, and a talent for magic. Other stories include works by Seanan McGuire, and a piece with the awesome title “Nothing Important Happened…

Obligatory Awards Eligibility Post

You know you want to nominate for the Hugo Awards. Since they’re fan based, you get a voice in what is considered awesome SF/F of 2015. Here’s details on how to nominate for this year’s Hugos, hosted by MidAmericaCon. (Here’s where you go to nominate. What you need is to be a member of this…

2015 Year In Review

Here are some things I did this year… in vaguely chronological order. – Published my first contemporary novel! (Still speculative fiction, but it counts.) When Cracked! A Magic iPhone Story came out, I had a party and went on a SFWA tour for it. Reviews were largely positive, one reader even comparing my writing to…

Reddit AMA Today!

I’ll be answering questions on Reddit today as part of the book tour for Joy to the Worlds. We’ll be around all afternoon (Pacific Time). Who is we? That’s me (Janine A. Southard), Maia Chance, Raven Oak, and G. Clemans. Here’s the obligatory proof photo:

Quick status update on Untethered

I’m still reading the submissions for Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology. They’re so much fun! Yes, it’s true. I’d expected to be done with them by now, but I’m only at the halfway mark. Hence: the status update. Part of this comes from how very many subs I received. The rest is because this “recover…

Placeholder Names in Reign & Revolution

It was supposed to be a placeholder name. But then I decided I liked it. This happened TWICE in the writing of Reign & Revolution (The Hive Queen Saga #3). Let’s talk about this goddess I made up. Saberhawen. Here’s what I knew about her before she got a name: she’s a goddess of machines,…

How Not to Write a Series: A Cautionary Tale

The Hive Queen Saga has been a lot of firsts for me. First Kickstarter, first published book, first time using a new plotting system. And first series. One thing that makes The Hive Queen Saga unique has also been my biggest challenge going in to book three: it’s a young adult series with an ensemble…

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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.