Here’s a lovely review of Empire’s Daughter, on The Writing Alien’s new blog on writing and writers. https://thewritingalien.com/this-months-featured/ “…a knack for world-building that I have found in very few others.” Advertisements
I crossed my fingers, ordered nibbles for twenty-five people, and hoped for the best. … More The (Successful) Book Launch
How do you spend the day prior to a book launch? I practiced the excerpt I’m reading one more time. I packed bags with books and cash, raffle tickets, tape, pens, business cards, bookmarks, a receipt book. That took maybe an hour. Otherwise… … More Book Launch Night! and some freebies.
Do me a favour? Pay my second book some attention; it wants to be read. And its older sibling is free right now, on Amazon, for the Kindle reader or app….so for a minimal price, you can have them both. Think of it as a kindness. If I know other people are giving them their share of attention, I can focus on gestating the third baby! … More Second Books are like Second Children
For a limited time (Sunday July 23rd to Thursday July 27th), the Kindle edition of Empire’s Daughter, Book I of the Empire’s Legacy series, is FREE on Amazon. … More Empire’s Legacy Book One is FREE
Interested in reading? Send me a message. … More What may still lie between the mountains and the sea….
Feedback on the proposed cover wanted! … More Comments wanted!
Here’s a look into the opening scenes of Empire’s Hostage. … More Empire’s Hostage: Status update and an excerpt.
Like most of the cultural structures in Empire’s Daughter, the sexuality is rooted in historical fact, although I do not pretend it is historically accurate. … More Lena’s World: Sexuality in the Empire. Empire’s Daughter Backgrounder IV
While religion is a background element in Empire’s Daughter, not a component of the plot, its world would not have felt real to me without including some acknowledgements of how its culture marked the turning points of the year, especially Midwinter. … More Lena’s World: MidWinter Celebrations (Empire’s Daughter Backgrounder 3)