Production Update

Now that the Containment Unit is completed (more on that in a future post!), I have a pile of projects that have been neglected to one degree or another since March. THE BANTAM I have a printout of the latest version and I will be going over it one last time, trying out some tips […]


Working with an Editor: Not Change, But Evolution

While I worked for years – twelve of them – on my book, I knew one day I’d eventually send it to an editor as the final trial before publication. What I pictured that editor doing to my book either involved many measuring tapes and 10x magnifying loupes, many feather dusters or many match books. […]

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Now Available: FLOTSAM

FLOTSAM is out today! Huge, huge thanks go out to the entire in-it-to-the-elbows Parvus Press team who helped me get this book out the door and in the hands of its new readers. It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Parvus over the last eleven months, and I am so glad they’re onboard with […]

20 Days, You Guys

FLOTSAM releases in 20 days. I feel like it’s so much closer by the way things are picking up speed behind the scenes. Most of my blog tour essays are done, and now I turn my anxious thoughts to organizing in-person events. This past weekend was v.v.exciting! The paperbacks that Amazon decided to ship out […]

Flotsam Audiobook cover


This morning I promised Colin of Parvus that I’m done with FLOTSAM. No more revisions. No more layout changes. Forever and ever, Amen. Revisions to the manuscript itself were locked in last Tuesday, in reality, when Colin and I Zoom-conf’d for 3.5 hours to go over my notes from the audiobook review and prioritize any […]

Audio and Print Proofing

Biathlon of Proofing

The audio files for proofing/QC arrived on Saturday morning, which was perfect timing for getting them reviewed and sending my comments back on schedule, but wow that was an intensive weekend. My back and neck (plus right shoulder) are not happy with me. Thankfully I got out for a couple hours this weekend to walk […]

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