The Whereabouts of Drifting Isle Chronicles #4
I've gotten a couple of people asking when book four, Starcaster, is coming out from DIC author Kat Parrish. It was due in late 2013. I thought... Read more
We're packing books today! If you're local to me, I'll be getting together with you personally--most of you I see on a semi-regular basis. Domestic folks, your packages... Read more
A mysterious package...
A mysterious box wrapped in frog leather and accompanied by an opinionated owl just arrived. Inside was a Jerian bansu, a turquoise kikoi, a pound of finely ground, highly aromatic... Read more
They should be here midmonth, which means I'm on schedule for end of month fulfillment. Huzzay!
I'll be working on my second Drifting Isle book, Songbird, during NaNoWriMo and... Read more
I gave up on the relatively minor artistic detail I could not resolve with CreateSpace, and I'll be ordering paperbacks within the next week. I hope to have them in... Read more
Why the paperbacks are late: CreateSpace
I have been trying to get The Machine Godprinted since April. I have a book signing Friday, and I've got to get books for you guys. I guess I... Read more
STILL arguing with CreateSpace
I really really want the proper wordmark in this paperback. It doesn't look right without it. Tim and I have made more than a few books via CreateSpace, and we've... Read more
STILL fighting with CreateSpace
I'm working with Tim Sevenhuysen, our typographer, to get this puppy put to bed. As per usual, CreateSpace has opened up a fresh hell this time around. Every... Read more
Machine God paperbacks
The good news: in print, the book looks terrific! The bad news: except for the wordmark--the graphic title on the first page. I haven't figured out what the problem is... Read more
By now a lot of you have downloaded and read the book. I hope you liked it! Either way, it's rate/review time.
If you're a Goodreads member, please add the... Read more
Just heard from Tim the Typographer. The book block and the ePub are in my hot little hands, and the mobi should be here any time. Once I have all... Read more
What's Going On: March 24th, 2013
Hey, guys, an update:
Tim Sevenhuysen and I are working on the typography, and by that I mean Tim is working and I'm kibitzing. The initial draft is beautiful. If... Read more
Website is live; book is at the typographer's
Hey, folks! Almost there! The DIC website is live, with information on all three books.
And even better news: The Machine Godis at the typographer! I'm not sure when... Read more
Surveys and Serialization: PLEASE READ
Almost all of you have responded to the surveys. If you haven't, PLEASE do, because I can't go to press without your answers. There's only a handful of you left.... Read more
Where we're at 3/2/13
Just a quick update.
I'm currently waiting on a member of the collaboration team to release her Advance Reader Copy. I'm stuck in limbo until she does; I need to... Read more
Elsa Kroese has delivered the final cover for the book and it's a doozy. I'm so happy with it!
If you've got the ARC, don't forget to send me typo/inconsistency... Read more
That was wicked fast: Kickstarter had the funds in my Amazon Payments account by noon today. Whizz! Zoom! Just so you know, of the $4078 I received $3630; that's how... Read more
Thanks to everyone who backed me! We blew through all the stretch goals. Now backers at $45 and up will receive a year's free subscription to my premium area (if... Read more
$3500: we made it!
Yay! Stretch goal! All backers at $45 and up now get a year's access to the premium area of my site! This is a $60 value. There are less than... Read more
New stretch goal: a year-long Premium subscription
With four days left I don't think we're gonna hit $4000. So let's aim for $3,500! :) If we hit $3,500, everyone at $45 and up will receive a year's... Read more
Stretch goal met!
We crossed the $2500 mark, which means a bonus story for everyone! The next stretch goal is at $4000 for the audiobook. I don't think that's possible in 10 days,... Read more
So close to the stretch goal!
Hey folks! The "Machine God" Kickstarter preorder is at 82 backers and just shy of $2400! If we make it to $2500 in the next 11 days, all backers will... Read more
Kickstarter update: 130% funded, approaching stretch goal!
The Kickstarter is plugging along. It's just shy of $2000, and the first stretch goal is at $2500. That's a new story in the Drifting Isleuniverse for all contributors.... Read more
Well, so much for that $75 adjustment!
Some perverse soul (and she knows who she is) just bought one, so I can't adjust the prize now. I'll definitely increase it to a full pound of coffee and... Read more
I'm so pleased with how this is going, you're all fantastic. We're about $800 away from unlocking the next goal, which is a new fan-choice story in this universe that... Read more
Well THAT was fast!
We made it! $1500 in 38 hours! Last time it took a weekend to make it to $1500. I hesitate to think how fast it'll be next time! The next... Read more
Off to a roaring start!
I went to bed last night with $600 and woke up to $900+! That's almost two-thirds of the way funded in something like 12 hours! I think we're gonna fund.... Read more