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THE TIDE’S ROLLING IN

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Hey, thanks for stopping by! Lot of things cooking here in regards to my debut novel, The Mercy of the Tide. With the release date less than a month away, there’s a lot going on. Let’s get caught up, shall we? REVIEWS: Reviews have been coming in via blogs, Goodreads, LibraryThing and NetGalley, and they’ve been incredible! I just want to thank all of the people who’ve taken the time to write thoughtful, nuanced reviews – I mean, not to mention reading the book. I seriously appreciate it, it’s been an amazing process. Also, very excited to say that the book received a Starred...

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THUNDERING, BLUNDERING, ETC.

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Hey, everyone, Just wanted to drop in and let you know about some cool stuff that’s been taking place around here. There’s been some pretty significant happenings in the writing dept., for sure. But there’s also plenty of visual stuff to take a look at: new merch designs are up for grabs, as well as a shirt design for WESTERN SETTINGS, a logo for ROSE QUARTER RECORDS, a new VERMIN ON THE MOUNT poster, and more. Check it out, let me know what you think. Meanwhile, in the writing world, here’s an update on current events: I sold my second novel, Smoke City, to Meerkat Press. Look...

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THE MERCY OF THE TIDE AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!

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Hey everyone! Big news – The Mercy of the Tide is up for preorder at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. Very exciting! (You'll also be able to get it at your local bookstore and - I swoon at the thought - hopefully your local library.) And if you’d like to sign up for a free copy of the book (digital or print) in exchange for a review on Goodreads, Amazon, your blog, etc., please do that! Every little bit helps, and I’d love for you to be able to read it! Sign up for an Advance Reader Copy here! Also, my short story “Forgive Me This,” which was shortlisted for the 2016 Birdwhistle...

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SHORT STORY STUFF AND WHATNOT

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So there's been some recent movement in the short story department, thought I'd check in with folks regarding that side of things. Recently picked up acceptances from December, Phantom Drift, and Noble / Gas Qrtly, where my short story "Forgive Me This" was shortlisted for the Birdwhistle Prize for Short Fiction. I'll keep you posted when those get printed/published. Meanwhile, here's some links to oldie-moldy previously published stuff if you've some spare minutes and more willingness to gaze at a screen. "Shrub Angel" at Menda City Review. "Winter, Spring, Whatever Happens After That"...

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I WROTE A BOOK AND THEN THREW IT AWAY

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A year ago I was in a tough spot as far as my writing "career" went. Granted, I had a solid, awesome literary agent that I was stoked on. I’d written two strange novels and he was excited about both of them and shopped them around to publishers, convinced that they were solid books. He did a great job of propping me up when the inevitable answers came down the pipeline from editors: Great writing, but this character’s viewpoint lost us. Solid writing, we’re just not quite sure how we’d market it. I loved it, just couldn’t get the rest of the team behind it. Admittedly, they...

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