Hi there! So, it has been a while since my last post, naturally. Unlike previous times, there is a reason, but I'm not quite ready to share the details of my personal life to this extent. Suffice it to say that much in my life has changed, but I'm still 100% oriented toward all things … Continue reading Introducing: The Catalyst Moon Fan Collective! 😁
I'm thrilled to finally announce that Catalyst Moon: Incursion has been selected as the book of the month (well, technically the season) by the fine folks at the Feminist Book of the Month! More info here | Spoiler-free review This is a huge, huge honor. I strive to make my work inclusive and feminist; groups … Continue reading F-BOM!
The discovery draft (ie: the rough draft) of Catalyst Moon #5 is DONE. It needs a lot of work and love, but holy cats...I made it, y'all. My world has changed dramatically since I started writing back in September of 2018, so it's been quite a journey for me as well as my long-suffering characters. … Continue reading Update – March 2019
Hiya! Short post today. I'm working with a cover artist for Catalyst Moon: Storm (Book 3), and am busy prepping for this book's launch. To that end, I'm seeking anyone who'd like an ARC (advanced reader copy) ahead of the launch. In return, I'm asking for a) a quick note once your done to let … Continue reading Update – seeking readers for ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) of Book 3
Nothing is simple. So, Catalyst Moon #3 is basically ready to go, I just need cover art. I'm trying to get it out to y'all, I really am, but I've discovered a divide within myself, namely between what I know is the "smart," "marketable" path, and what my heart wants. Conventional wisdom tells me that … Continue reading on heart v. brain (or, the everlasting struggle)
"The first draft of anything is shit." I'm over this axiom. Not necessarily because of the message it's trying to get across, but because it does so in a way that's designed to shock and dishearten. Perhaps for some people this is helpful, but that tactic always rubs me the wrong way. First of all, … Continue reading on discovery drafts (aka: your first draft isn’t “shit,” you just don’t know what your story is about)
Hi there! One of the best parts of storytelling is crafting worlds to suit your narrative. This doesn't just apply to speculative fiction; every story is, in a way, its own world. It's a place your reader can settle into like a favorite chair - or an iron throne, depending on what sort of world … Continue reading on Heartfire
Hi there! There's a bunch of negative thoughts in my life right now. Try as I might to overcome them and keep my focus on the positive - and on what I can take control over - the bad shit lingers. So this is a note to myself, (and to you, if you need it), … Continue reading on gratitude (again)
Hiya! It's almost Thanksgiving here in the US, and I have so much to be thankful for. In an effort to give something back, and because I love you, here's a sneak peek of an upcoming Catalyst Moon novella featuring a character you don't know, but will meet in Book Four. Atanar was originally in … Continue reading New content sneak peek!
Hi there! Some of you might know that I'm a huge audiophile. Not only do I live for live music events like Hulaween (see picture above), music is my muse, my constant source of inspiration, so naturally everything I write has a soundtrack in my mind - and in (virtual) reality! Here are the Spotify … Continue reading The music of Catalyst Moon