A totally shameless self-serving announcement: with the release of DARK DIVIDE last week and BADLANDS WITCH next month, the entire Kitty Norville series is once again eligible for the Best Series Hugo category!

Just sayin’!

(And the series will be eligible again next year, with the release of new material in The Immortal Conquistador and Kitty’s Mix Tape!)




DARK DIVIDE, an e-book novella in which Cormac and Amelia have An Adventure, is due to go live tomorrow!

There’s still time to preorder on Amazon, Nook, and Apple.

Here’s a sneak peek:

Domingo seemed hesitant to enter the cabin, so Cormac pushed past her and took a look around.

The place had a sour, musty smell that indicated the man had been dead for a few days before he’d been found. That only contributed to the unconscious creeping fear tugging at his perception. A spot of movement at the edges of his vision. He looked, but nothing living was here. There should be mice in an uninhabited cabin like this. Bugs. Birds. Anything.

As Domingo said, the pantry was stocked. A set of shelves on the back wall was filled with canned food: vegetables, tuna, pasta. A couple of cupboards likely held more. Out of curiosity, Cormac opened a drawer and found a can opener, so that wasn’t the problem. He was willing to bet the propane tank outside was full enough to run the gas stove by the wall. In another corner stood a desk covered with USGS contour maps, pens, pencils, a stack of worn notebooks, binoculars, compass.

The bed where Weber died was a basically a cot, with a thin mattress, made up with white sheets and a government-issue-looking wool blanket, a single pillow. The pillow still held a depression, a crease where a head might have lain. The blanket had been smoothed out.

He knelt, looked under the cot, and found two things: a jackknife, blade open and ready to use, but then dropped, discarded. And a piece of bone, smooth and flattened, probably part of a rib…

Newsletter and Preorder info!

September 26, 2019

Here’s your reminder that I periodically send out a newsletter, mostly letting people know about upcoming releases. You can see the new issue here, and click to subscribe if you like.

This one has all the pre-order information for all the Kitty-related novellas and such coming out over the next six months or so, in one convenient spot! Like this:

DARK DIVIDE (Cormac and Amelia #1), due out October 10.

On Kindle

On Nook

BADLANDS WITCH (Cormac and Amelia #2), due out November 12.

On Kindle

On Nook
THE IMMORTAL CONQUISTADOR, due out in March in trade paper and e-book.

Preorder from Tachyon Publications



I’m releasing two Cormac and Amelia e-book novellas this fall, and the links are now available for preorder! (The books will also be available on iTunes, and I’ll post those when they’re ready. I’m doing this in baby steps while I’m on an Oct 1 deadline for another project, so your patience is appreciated!)

DARK DIVIDE (Cormac and Amelia #1)

On Kindle

On Nook

BADLANDS WITCH (Cormac and Amelia #2)

On Kindle

On Nook

He’s an ex-con supernatural bounty hunter. She’s a disembodied Victorian wizard. Together, they fight crime!

Reno – Saturday

September 11, 2019

Reminder, this Saturday I’ll be in Reno for the Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl. I’ve got a couple of panels, a reading, and I’ll be signing books. See you there!

Cormac and Amelia return

September 5, 2019

So, I’ve been working on a couple of things:

These will be e-book novellas, and I’m planning on having them out in October and November. I’ll get pre-order links up just as soon as I have them. But since I have covers, I wanted to show them off.

I always planned to spin Cormac and Amelia off to their own series when I wrapped up the main Kitty arc. A lot of stuff intervened to keep that from happening on the timeline I envisioned — I changed agents, my editor at Tor died suddenly, etc. etc.  I have a post I want to do on “career strategy,” the advice people give on career strategy, and how every time I’ve tried to strategize my career it’s blown up in my face. Anyway.

The thing that’s always saved me is to keep writing, and I’ve done a lot of that. And I’ve finally got Cormac and Amelia off and having adventures. I’m SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY these stories are finally going to see the light.

I hope you like them.


I’m back!

August 26, 2019

I arrived back from Ireland late last night and have not gotten nearly enough sleep. Am now confronted with all the things I need to do and pulling together everything at home I’ve been neglecting and going through all the emails and so on. And I have no food. So clever, eating all the food before the trip. Argh.

A couple of things before I log off to continue wallowing in the chaos:

On September 14th, I’ll be in Reno, Nevada, taking part in the Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl, along with David Anthony Durham and other great authors. That’s coming up quick…

I have now been translated into Chinese:  my story “The Lady of Shalott” appeared in Chinese SF magazine Science Fiction World this month.

I saw so much in Ireland my brain is packed full and I’m still processing.

Worldcon in Dublin was good, but I feel like I didn’t get to see and do everything I could have. It was spread out and things got crowded. But I really enjoyed meeting a bunch of readers and fans and all my programming was packed with enthusiastic people. I read from a brand-new Kitty story, which I’m provisionally calling “Kitty Walks on By, Calls Your Name,” but I’m expecting the have to change it. We’ll see. It’s about Kitty going to her 10-year high school reunion. It’ll be out next year.

And now, back to the email mines…