If it's not obvious yet, I can be a bit of a fanboy.
As for my own work, I'm close to finishing up work on the paperback version of Natural Consequences. The paperback for Poor Man's Fight will follow quickly after that (it's a shorter book, after all), and then it's full speed ahead on the sequel. The prologue is mostly written, but all I can tell you right now is that it features Alicia Wong, Gunny Janeka, lots of foreshadowing and a whole lot of stabbing!
It turns out I have something to share from another creator whom I've had the privilege to work with this year--Lee Moyer, who did the new covers for Good Intentions and Natural Consequences. His 2014 Literary Pin-Up Calendar is about ready for launch. This year's beneficiary is the Clarion Foundation, which supports workshops for fantasy and science fiction writers. To be blunt, it's a great calendar; I haven't seen anymore art than is currently on the webpage for the campaign, but what I've seen is pretty awesome.
Give it a look here and kick in a donation if you can, or just spread the word. You know you need a calendar for 2014, anyway. Why not make it an awesome one?
And so we close out this update with something I got from Geek Girl Con. I cruised through the artist's alley and met a great artist named Kiriska, and, well, after two minutes of looking through her work I couldn't resist her commission rates. We spoke very briefly, but ultimately she just said, "You had me at werewolves."
So here's Rachel and her weaponized monsters, because really, has she ever been anything but efficient?