Big doings here at Monster HQ. Book one of the Temple of Vengeance series is in copy edits with the lovely and talented Shayla Raquel. The talented and gracious Janey Merry has joined the team to manage the looming Kickstarter in September for the limited edition hardcover of Raven Queen, Arise and other cool swag … read more
And So It Begins
This past week, I found the woman I think will be my editor for Raven Queen, Arise. After chatting for an hour or so, I think we’re on the same page with regards to what the book needs and how we’re going to go about it. (Yes, I’m a Story Grid Certified Editor. Yes, I … read more
Grim & Terrible & Beautiful
For the record, I have no idea how I got sucked into Carnival Row. It’s tone and aesthetic are about my speed, but… I generally hate all things Victorian. I’m not really a fan of steampunk. I won’t even state for the record how I feel about fucking faeries. But… The first season of this … read more
The tragedy. The cautionary tale. The prescriptive tale. They’re all synonyms to me. They describe the importance of bad things happening in fiction. Sometimes to good people. Sometimes to bad people. Sometimes karmically due. Sometimes unfortunately raw and undeserved. So it is with everything that happens in Jemisin’s The Fifth Season. I loved this book … read more
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