It has been a time of transition here for me. A lot has been going on, and I've got many balls in the air right now. I'll be putting out some announcements in the near future, especially with Maradaine related things, once I have some more ducks in a row and I'm ready to talk more directly about what's been going on. As challenging as it has been, I am choosing to approach with optimism and see it all as an opportunity. But the short version of it is: I'm going to be doing a lot to make it work, but I'm excited for it. So watch this space for all the news, both good and... challenging.
And there has been some good news! Worldbuilding for Masochists was nominated for the Hugo for Best Fancast for a second time. Cass, Rowenna and I are quite thrilled our work continues to be noticed, and we're excited to celebrate at Chicon in September! If all goes according to plan, we will all be there. But, also if all goes to plan, all three of us will be at ArmadilloCon here in Austin in August. I am very excited for that con this year, as it is shaping up to be truly excellent.
Before that, though, this weekend I'll be doing three panels at the online conference Writerfest. It's got a great line-up of writers talking about craft, and I highly recommend you check it out.
Also, this is a good time to reming you all that I have a Patreon! I have been... let's say "dilettante"... about using my Patreon, but part of the upcoming changes include doing more interesting and exclusive things there.
What is not exclusive is my latest novel, The Assassins of Conseqeunce, even if it was only released in electronic form. (Are the changes and challenges related to that? Yes. Yes they are. But we'll get to that.) Assassins is the fourth Thorn novel, coming back to Veranix and the rest of the Aventil crew, and it's also the proper beginning of Phase Two of the Maradaine Saga. If you've already read it, please, leave a review or otherwise shout about it, and if not, what are you waiting for?
As I said, there's more to come, but for now, I'll just give you this hint: