Happy pi (π) day! Those of you who've watched one of our recent virtual events know that I've been making astrological charts based on one of the magic systems and the in-world calendar of The Mask of Mirrors. Because that system (numinatria) is so intrinsically tied to mathematics and sacred geometry, it seemed fitting to… Continue reading Pie (day) Chart
We have two exciting events coming up for next week's publication of The Mask of Mirrors. First, Mysterious Galaxy is hosting a virtual book launch on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7pm PT. It's a joint event with Christopher Paolini, author of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, where we'll chat about our books and… Continue reading Book Week Launch Events
The Mask of Mirrors is a book shot through with textile metaphors, from slang terms like ‘knots’ for the gangs and ‘cuffs’ for the nobility; to the pattern deck and its suits of the spinning, woven, and cut threads; to the interweaving of multiple PoVs to create a dense cloak of intrigue. We didn’t consciously… Continue reading The Clothes Make the Con Artist
The lack of job and annual Christmas trip with my mom meant that I had a LOT of spare time this year to dive into Yuletide. That ended up with me writing my assignment, two pinch-hits, and a treat. For one of my pinch hits, I decided to illustrate it, so there was also art.… Continue reading Yuletide Treasures
We're one month out on the drop date for THE MASK OF MIRRORS, so I decided it would be a good time to do a giveaway of my last few ARCs. The protagonist of our book is Ren, aka Arenza Lenskaya, aka Alta Renata Viraudax, a half-Vraszenian con artist who uses her wits and her… Continue reading Fabr-ARC Giveaway for The Mask of Mirrors
Yesterday I finally had the surgery for my hyperparathyroidism, which was diagnosed back in October, but then an ankle injury derailed me for the entire winter (and then, y'know... there was this pandemic thing that cropped up). One of the nice things about this particular surgery is that you know almost immediately if it was… Continue reading The Origins of a Scar
Two years ago in May, Marie and I said 'let's do this' and launched a whirlwind four months of writing. Most weeks, we put down 10k words or more, and by the time October rolled around, we had a 225k word book draft for what would eventually become The Mask of Mirrors. Last year in… Continue reading May Updates and Cover Girls
A few weeks ago, I knocked out some masks for myself and my brother using t-shirts -- because I have waaaay too many t-shirts. Copyedits for The Mask of Mirrors are turned it, and since I'm in the ranks of the Covid-19 unemployed, I have some free time to make more. I don't really need… Continue reading Got Masks?
Last summer, I started working on a collaborative project with Marie Brennan that ended up being more or less NaNoWriMo for four months straight. We finished the 220k word behemoth in October, tossed it back and forth between beta readers, our agents, and each other, and sent it out to editors this past spring. This… Continue reading Level Unlock – Big Damn Trilogy Sale!!
I've recently made passing mention to a super secret collaborative project I'm working on. I've been hesitant to say more because so often projects like this die before they ever get momentum. However, after six-ish months of planning, plotting, and worldbuilding, and three weeks of intense writing that have already pushed us past the 25k… Continue reading What I’m Doing This Summer