Kurnugi Progress

Once again, it’s been far longer than I intended between posts. A lot has happened in the past few months. First, progress is happening on the Kurnugi front. Delphi is set to be released at the end of May. Mirror has been submitted, though the title will probably change. I’m about halfway through the first draft of Mimir. The cover for Delphi is below. I just got back from Superstars Writing Seminar. As usual it was immensely valuable. I had dinner with┬áMark Leslie Lefebvre, the director of Kobo Writing Life and may have some exciting things coming as a result of that. Additionally, Windspoken has been submitted to HarperCollins, and Alacia, now titled The Frozen Prophet, has been submitted to Desert Books.   Also, you may remember that a year...

What’s wrong with steel grey eyes?

I was in the process of transforming Alacia from a YA to a middle grade, and I came across this line: “He didn’t remember the councilmember’s name, but she had steel grey eyes and a penetrating gaze.” Now, if you know anything about Alacia, you know that it is about people who live in cities built directly out of icebergs. They spend their entire lives in these floating cities. As a result, they don’t have metal tools. In fact, steel would quickly rust. They wouldn’t know what steel is and would have no concept of “steel grey eyes.” Now, I’ve gone through this book multiple times, but somehow, I never caught that. Of course, this time, I was much more focused on Alacian culture. My protagonist is changing from...

Nightingale Songs and a whole lot of running

It’s happened! For those of you that don’t know, last year, released a book titled . He also ran a short story contest which I entered and was a finalist. Today, my story, “Memory of Justice” was released as part of a mini-anthology called , available on Amazon. It’s free for a limited time. I’ve been revising Alacia, hoping to get it done before WorldCon, but that doesn’t look too likely. Dreams of the Elder Gods is done, more or less, however, so it should still be a profitable trip. I’ve also decided to make Alacia into a YA. I think it fits into that bracket quite nicely, but it just can’t be done by the end of the month. I need to add a second POV to give it a sense of urgency that the current draft is...