I saved these images a few years ago as inspiration for the GreenSky Dirrs (essentially, police or private detectives); I loved the combination of intricate braids with practical clothing.
From the Mayer Peace collection.
Otter is reading Green Sky & Sparks.
Which, uh. Is great. Brilliant. It’s ok. Everything’s fine.
OH CRAP THEY LIKE IT AND THEY’RE COMMENTING AHHHHHHHH.
I mean, it’s really cool. And intimidating. And frankly terrifying.
(I suppose I should be grateful that there aren’t explicit sex scenes – at least, not in this series – and it’s not my mother reading it, so…)
Anyhow. It’s actually pretty awesome, as they really like it so far! I’ve got a private bet (well, ok, Otter probably knows about it by now) that they’ll immediately demand the next one, considering they seem to already have a stake in Catter & Toru getting together, so…
(Hey, at least I don’t kill anyone at the end of this book!)
So! It’s pretty exciting, and hopefully it’ll lead to my getting some mojo back to actually finish Book 10 and get Book 7 published – if only because Otter wants to read it!
Fantasy! Urban fantasy! Sparkpunk! Random stuff! Novellas! Short stories! Free writing! In short: what have I written, and where can you get it?
Hey, I only occasionally do self-promo. If you don’t want to look at pretty book covers, go read something 🙂
Reasons to read the GreenSky series:
What’s not to like? (Unless you like grimdark, in which case skip to No Man‘s…)
The first one in the series is Green Sky & Sparks, followed by Grey Stone & Steel and High Flight & Flames as a duo. You can also pick up Salt Winds & Wandering as a stand-alone and then any of the other from there.
The next book is due out shortly…keep an eye on the blog for news on that!
There’s also some short stories…you can read “The Price of a Biscuit” in You Left Your Biscuit Behind direct from Fox Spirits or via Amazon, and read “On The Clockwork Trail“ in Steampunk Universe. There’s also a bunch of free fiction on Writing&Coe!
So this is an urban fantasy series with a sarcastic, transgender protagonist, a lot of snark, a lot of shenanigans, and one of my beta readers wouldn’t talk to me for two days after That Ending. In short, it’s not delightful – but it is great fun!
The main novel series is still in progress; I did finish No Man’s Land, but then feedback suggested it needed a rewrite, so that’s back in progress – as is the second in the series, No Man’s Sky. The third and fourth are…ongoing. That said, if you’d like to read No Man’s Land, then let me know – I’m always looking for beta readers.
(Ps. The supernatural community has been decimated by a poison that causes magic loss, paranoia and madness. After killing those worst infected, the survivors band together and try to pick up the pieces of their shattered world, all the while watching each other for the warning signs of the poison’s spread.
And now something’s coming through the gateway between worlds. Anyone with any ounce of talent has to pool their strength and hold the gate – and then deal with whatever comes through…
The apocalypse has already happened. This is what comes after.)
But hey, there’s some shorts available, which give an excellent introduction to the snark and sarcasm that is Ghost.
I adore my Dresden Files writing…The Envoy‘s a good place to start, or A Theft & A Journey. I’ve just started putting up a longer stand-alone, Rogue Wizard, which frankly is amongst my favourites…although I think Winter + Troll vs Dini still wins that one!
The frankly – although I do say it myself – fantastic trilogy of SF&F stories, Holding On By Our Fingertips, Infinite Dysmorphia and Terra Nullius, which all feature me as the editor in collaboration with three other amazing editors! They were so much fun – and the final story in Holding On By Our Fingertips will make you cry.
I am also recommending, because they’re all excellent and I love them…
Sammy and the amazing Ken Dawson made this for me as a housewarming present! I love it so much! *happy Kate dance*
(Of course, a friend promptly pointed out that I need one of the rest of the books…and then need a bigger house…)
I don’t have a favourite book in the series (well, I do, but it’s several of them) but Far Heights and Horizons is on my favourites list…and I have the cover!
(Release information coming soon…keep an eye out here!)