Welcome to my website! I’m the author of The Clockwork Giant and Le Theatre Mecanique, part of the Chroniker City steampunk novels for young adults. I have several other projects in the works: The Guild Conspiracy, sequel to The Clockwork Giant; The Wizard’s Heart, a fantasy novel set in a world based on Ancient Persia; and a middle-grade fantasy, Wizardry Schmizardry. To read up on my latest progress with each project, you can read a brief summary below each month, or you can follow me on Facebook and Google+ for daily updates.
October/November: Things are about to get hectic around here with a baby due to arrive any day. If you've been keeping up with my blog and social media, you know that I've put The Wizard's Heart aside with plans to come back to it early next year (if you want to read more about that, check out this post). I've spent the last couple of months getting things ready for baby instead and letting go of the stress of trying to maintain next-to-impossible writing deadlines while being pregnant.
And, as if having a baby and dealing with a newborn isn't enough to have on my plate, I've decided to participate in NaNoWriMo this year, a feat I haven't attempted in a few years now. Between the restlessness of not having written anything for a while now and a desire to write something fun, I'm going to attempt to bang out 50,000 words in the month of November on the middle-grade fantasy I've been contemplating. It's titled Wizardry Schmizardry, and it's probably going to be 50,000 words of utter silliness by the end of the month, but that's what I'm going for. You can read the blurb and sneak a peek at the mock cover in this blog post.
So, to sum up writing news, publication of The Wizard's Heart and The Guild Conspiracy has been pushed back to next year, probably summer and winter respectively (hopefully). In the meantime, I'm going to work on a silly middle-grade fantasy, Wizardry Schmizardry, which is more of a just-for-fun project than anything else, but I might polish it up for publication or submission to agents at some point in the distant future.
And, last but not least, expect a design change around here soon! I'm working on revamping the website to a genre-neutral design(sorry, tiny airship) with cleaner colors, links to all of my social media sites, a fancy-schmancy book page, and a new page listing my editing services. I should manage to update most of the website by the end of October, with the fancy-schmancy book page possibly taking a little more time. So, enjoy the sepia tones and tiny airship in the header while you can! It's going to change soon.