Hello, lovely people!
Long time no see! Sorry about that.
I could tell you all about it, but it would be dreadfully boring. I would like to sum up the past year in a haiku:
Kids have to play sport
Tall pile of dirty washing
Em is distracted.
I do hope you enjoyed that. It took a lot of tapping syllables out on my fingers, but I feel like I got there.
So, what's been going on with you? Loads of cool stuff, I imagine?
Some of my news isn't really mine, sadly, but happily for my CP, Anna Hackett, it's great news! Anna's been kicking sci-fi action romance butt and taking sci-fi action romance names. She's recently become a NY TIMES BESTSELLER and won a PRISM Award.
I am in awe.
If you go to her blog, you'll learn all about her epic awesomeness, not to mention find out how to get a few of her book FOR GODDAMNED FREE!
And the best things in life are free, people.
I've been getting back into my writing. To keep myself ignoring the washing pile, I made a widget (It's on the right. It's red. You can't miss it).
I've been working on another Virtue Alliance story (Liberating Clemency was published in the very marvellous Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly Magazine. Find it here). This one belongs to Seren, also known as Serendipity.
It's taken a little while, as I had a few K down, and then changed the setting after a Twitter discussion with Anna and the very clever Lindsay Buroker, after which I changed my mind about my setting. Oopsy daisy. Serves Emmeline right for not planning her schizz a little better. But, I'm very happy with the new vibe, so that's noice.
I had been reading some (well, ALL) of Lindsay's books (including her pen name Ruby Lionsdrake), and I was GOBSMACKED and FLABBERGASTED to find that Anna and Lindsay had conducted a fabulous podcast chat about SFF Marketing. It was stellar, and I've also enjoyed many more podcasts from Lindsay and her friends and guests since. I get it on my iPhone, but you can totes watch it on 'Tube.
I can feel by the increasing tempo of my heart beat and a impending sense of dread that it is nearly... time to pick the OFFSPRING up from school (I love them dearly, I really do), so I shall leave you with one thing.
This is Hew, who is going to be Seren's squeeze if he'd just chill out a bit.
I found him here.
Until next time, happy reading and writing and kid-wrangling and cooking and clothes washing.