Thursday, October 24, 2013

Updates! Mostly Not About Me!

This past weekend in Seattle was Geek Girl Con. Sadly, I only got to attend Saturday and had to skip Sunday because of long-standing plans, but I still had a blast. I finally had a chance to shake the hand of Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency and to thank her for what she does. I also got to meet Kelly Sue DeConnick, the writer for the Captain Marvel comic, which is the first title I've gotten excited about in, oh... several years.

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?


  1. Will there be a third installment of Good Intentions universe?

  2. I don't see why not, but at the moment I only have very vague ideas about what will happen for it. I love those characters, though, and so I can't imagine NOT returning to them.

  3. Phew, let's get this comment on the road.
    Item number one: Happy Halloweeeeeeeen to you, watch out for supernatural phenomenoms (especially the short bus kids of the supernatural). Also, happy birthday to Alexander Carlisle, hehe :D
    Next: I almost finished reading the revised version of good intentions (i.e. the book), and I gotta say, there's pros and cons for it - that is, the re-written parts. Or the parts that were left out - was somewhat missing the shop scene. Or some MIB zapped me. Little thing that bugs me (but doesn't dampen my liking of the book in any way) are missing/additional words. Nearly done with it and I found 8 in the last third of the book - my QA sense was tingling :D
    Last, but not least, is the piece of art. Rachel whuppin' the wolf with another wolf looks awesome :D

    Anyhow, hope you keep on rockin' :)