If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you’ll know that I was recently in England doing some steampunk research (tidbits of which will appear on this blog, even though I’m the world’s worst blogger). Anyway, part of the trip was a visit to Lancaster University. You know me–all about the onsite research. I met my dissertation…

There’s nothing quite like release day—and when it’s the last book in a series, the day becomes a little bittersweet. I hope you’ll enjoy the culmination of Gloria’s adventure, (find it here). I had such fun writing it, to say nothing of the research on battle scenes and cannons! While all good things must come…

As many of you know, I want to make my books available to readers in the formats they want to read. This means digital, print, audiobooks, and translations. I’m delighted to announce that today, La Dame aux Artifices, book one in the Magnificent Devices series, is available to French language speakers! Thanks go to  Frédérique…

I’m a visual person—nothing makes me happier than getting my cover art, and nothing untangles a plot knot faster than drawing a map on a paper placemat (romance and YA author Linda McGinnis keeps me well supplied with those for just this purpose). For most of my life, though, I couldn’t draw a straight line with…

There is something so exciting about getting a new cover from the designer—maybe because it’s the first step toward opening that cover to dive into the story inside. (I’m swirling in the morass that is the actual draft at the moment, so I’m speaking metaphorically here.) Anyway—here it is! The cover for Fields of Gold. Originally I…