July 18, 2018

It’s a book. Though when I went to the local B&N to spot it in the wild they said they hadn’t gotten it in yet. Grrr.

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Here’s the IndieBound link.

THE WILD DEAD is also available on audiobook.

My twenty-second published novel. Still stressful. But I’m VERY gratified that the reviews are coming in and people seem to like it just as well if not better than Bannerless. I knew all my binging of British mystery shows was good for something!

And now, it may be time to gorge myself on red wine and cool ranch Doritos.



due out Tuesday!!!

July 13, 2018

It’s a book. Or it will very soon be a book. Tuesday. TUESDAY!

Commence nail biting!


checking in

July 9, 2018

I spent the weekend in the cool, cool mountains, birdwatching and reading a book by a rushing creek.  A note for people who despair of their To Be Read piles — the book I brought on the trip was an ARC I got when I worked in the bookstore twenty years ago and have been hauling around ever since. Yes, I know ARC’s are supposed to be read before the book is released. But I had oh-so-many of them back in the day. Well, I’m reading it now. And a quick glance at Amazon tells me this author is still out there and has released books set in this world as recently as last month, which makes me happy. (I haven’t finished this one yet, and don’t want to talk about it until I have.)

THE WILD DEAD is out next week.

And a reminder:  Kindle Worlds is shutting down next week, so if you want to grab my two GI Joe stories, “Luck Be a Lady” and “That Famous Silent Issue,” better do it now.


I survived the 10-day extravaganza! Barely…I think I came down with some kind of bug in the middle of it, so I’m happy to be home where I can nap a bit and drink my tea with honey.

Meanwhile, I’m already gearing up for the next thing, which is the release of THE WILD DEAD, the sequel to the award-winning BANNERLESS. July 17 is the day. Reviews are starting to come in, and they’re lookin’ good!

Library Journal gives the novel a starred a review! The rest of that list is fine company to be in — I’m reading Novik’s new novel Spinning Silver (I scored an ARC), and it’s just as amazing as Uprooted was.

This thoughtful analysis by Nick Mamatas as part of his Books I Like series makes me seem much smarter than I feel most of the time.

Bonus picture from the trip:  Sunday at Denver Comic Con, I cosplayed with my niece. She was Hei Hei, I was Lisa Hayes from Robotech. We had a great time!

Denver Comic Con

June 13, 2018

Denver Comic Con starts Friday! I’ve got panels and signings on Friday and Saturday. Here’s the whole schedule for the Book/Authors track. Lots of good stuff!

And here’s my schedule:

12:30: Panel: Who Run the World? Girls!
3:00: Panel: Writing Women in Sci Fi/Fantasy
4:00: Signing Books at Tattered Cover Location B

12:30 Panel: I Need My Space!
2:30: Panel: Real Science in Science Fiction
3:30: Signing Books at Author Booth 1

See you there!

And I suddenly realized late last night that over 10 days I have two conventions and I’m teaching at Taos Toolbox and family is visiting. Wow, everything got crammed in there…



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My novella about the foibles of Gen-X vampire roommates (written well before What We Do in the Shadows I might add!) now has an audiobook version!  Here’s the page at audio publisher Tantor, and here’s the Audible link.

Publishers Weekly has reviewed THE WILD DEAD, which will be out in just over a month.

SoonerCon is June 22-24, and they’ve just posted my schedule on the site.

Things are settling down a bit, which is good, because I was going a little crazy there. Don’t worry, the crazy will start back up soon!


The ebook of Bannerless is going to be on sale for $2.99 one day, Sunday. So if you’ve been waiting for a sale… this is it! Go go go!  Here’s a link to editor John Joseph Adams’ page for the book, which has links to all the ebook retailers of your choosing.

My reviews of Annihilation and A Wrinkle in Time are up on Lightspeed.

In other news, Amazon is shutting down Kindle Worlds, their licensed fanfic arm, surprising pretty much no one. They never really promoted the platform to readers. Ultimately, I think there are too many established fanfic platforms out there, getting people onto this one was a struggle. Amazon failed to monopolize something, y’all.

But I do have two G.I. Joe stories up there, and if you’ve thought about trying them out, now’s your chance because they’ll be gone soon.

“That Famous Silent Issue” features Scarlett and Snake Eyes rescuing a diplomat without ever speaking a word.

“Luck Be a Lady” features Lady Jaye and Cover Girl battling Baroness on the streets of Las Vegas. And a cameo by a ridiculous scummy casino mogul named Eugene Tramp who it turns out is a shill for Cobra! Like that could ever happen in real life…