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Hungry Ghost Now Available for Pre-Order!

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 in Blog, News, Publishing, Writing | 0 comments

I sent a draft of Hungry Ghost (the Lunatic Fringe sequel) off to my Beta Readers last night and feel soooooo good. Today, to support the artists I’m hiring to design my cover and edit the book, I launched a Kickstarter campaign.  By backing my Kickstarter you can pre-order a copy of Hungry Ghost to be delivered to you in Spring of 2013.  You can also get more cool merch, VIP tickets to the release party and even private coaching sessions from me.  Plus, you’ll have the honor of...

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17 Things I Did Right: My First Year as a Self-Published Author

Posted on Aug 17, 2012 in Blog, Publishing, Writing | 0 comments

The one year anniversary of Lunatic Fringe’s release is coming up in September, so I’m taking some time to reflect on the past year and the things I’ve learned. It’s pretty easy to reflect on all my trials and failings, so instead, I’m going to kick off this month with a celebration of the things I did right. 17 things I did right:   1) Made some fucking awesome swag. T-shirts aren’t a big money maker, but they give folks a way to interact with me and the themes of my book in...

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Don’t Take Me Seriously

Posted on Aug 15, 2012 in Blog, Feminism, Gender, Publishing, Writing | 0 comments

(Disclaimer: I’m wearing my angry writer pants. I employ many italics. You’ve been warned.) No one can take me seriously.  Or rather, no one will take me seriously. This lovely invective has been slung at me a handful times since Lunatic Fringe debuted last September, and it’s gotten to the point where I need to sling back. No one will take me seriously. . . It is, of course, always attached to a clause. No one will take me seriously if. . . I self-publish. No one will take me seriously...

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The Overhead of Radiohead and the Indie Author Upstarts

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 in Blog, Publishing, Writing | 0 comments

Author John Green says more self-published authors means fewer authors who will make a living. I am almost making a living off of my first book. My debut novel. About lesbian werewolves. That I self-published. I’m just one author. He’s just another one. I’ve got the scrappy upstartness, he’s got the cache and career. It seems natural we’d disagree, so let me explain why exactly I think we do. Of course, the first reason Green’s assertion isn’t true is that self-published authors...

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WisCon 2012 – My Experience

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 in Blog, Feminism, Gender, LGBTQ, Literature, Publishing, Writing | 2 comments

Phew. I’m back! Despite averaging 4 hours/night of sleep and gaining 4 pounds (damn you Wisconsin and your tasty beers and cheese curds!), my experience of WisCon this year was fabulous. Unlike last year, this year I had a real, live book that real, live people have read.  I had my first fan interaction during the Gathering, from a man who just wanted to say he loved my book. I actually squeed (not peed, though I may have wanted to) from excitement.  Here in the Bay Area, if people...

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Baby’s First Book Tour: 21 Things I Learned

Posted on May 14, 2012 in Blog, Events, Literature, Publishing, Writing | 0 comments

I’ve been back in NorCal for a solid week and am finally starting to feel calm again.  My book tour through the Pacific Northwest was incredibly fun and woefully difficult.  You can see my daily videos here, but if you’re not the video type, read on to hear what I learned. 1) The PNW is beautiful, but you knew that already. 2) I learned a lot about the various places I visited, particularly because I was couch surfing with locals. This meant that I was calling Vancouver’s...

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