Steampunk celebrates its 31st birthday on April 27, so join in the festivities with the high-flying adventure, Army of Brass. About Steampunk “Steampunk” began as a literary genre, but has expanded to include fashion, music, art, and live events all over the world. During 2017, in honor of author K.W. Jeter coining the term in … Continue reading Army of Brass Launch Announcement!
Shadow and Bone is the first of three books in the Grisha Series by Leigh Bardugo. Set in a fictional world heavily influenced by Russian culture (Leigh Bardugo dubbed her genre "Tsarpunk", squee!), the story follows Alina, an orphan and mapmaker for the First Army, who is discovered to be a Sun Summoner: a rare … Continue reading Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Wow, I've really been neglecting my blog! Sorry about that. Next Friday (September 8th) is UNESCO's International Literacy Day! This year, International Literacy Day will be celebrated across the world under the theme of ‘Literacy in a digital world’. From the UNESCO website: At record speed, digital technologies are fundamentally changing the way people live, … Continue reading International Literacy Day 2017
I couldn't think of a particularly specific topic to blog about this week, so this post will just be a general status update: what I'm working on, current goals, future projects, etc. I'm trying to wrap up the first draft of Serafima's Stone in the next month or two. I'm very close to finishing the … Continue reading General Status Update 4/7/17
This weekend, December 17th and 18th, the Fantasy & Sci-Fi Network is hosting their annual Christmas Sale! All weekend, authors of fantasy and science fiction novels, novellas, and short stories will be having awesome deals. Books will be either discounted or free, and there will also be giveaways and chances to talk with the authors! … Continue reading Fantasy & Sci-Fi Network Christmas Sale
I finished reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman a couple weeks ago, and I'm posting this delayed review because I needed time to process! Let me back up, and, oh yeah, SPOILER WARNING! American Gods follows the story of Shadow, a convict who was just released from prison only to discover his wife died in … Continue reading Book Review: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Genres like Fantasy and Science Fiction are notorious for having unusual names. Character and place names help set the tone and the setting of a story. The Lord of the Rings would read a little differently if it told a tale about Bob and Rick rather than Frodo and Samwise. So we speculative fiction authors … Continue reading Struggling With Fantasy Names