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.
“…they did not find the conquest of the northern lands easy, for the inhabitants knew the hills and valleys, forests and caves well, and used them to their advantage’. … More Walls in Empire’s Hostage, walls in history.
Interested in reading? Send me a message. … More What may still lie between the mountains and the sea….
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)
Empire’s Daughter asks hard questions about gender roles, the personal price of a stable society, and the demands of love and loyalty in a time of war. Download for free on Amazon until Dec 11, or enter the Goodreads giveaway for a paperback. … More Freebies and Giveaways!
Darrell Drake’s historical fantasy A Star-Reckoner’s Lot introduces us to the mythology of Sassanian Iran. … More A Star-Reckoner’s Lot, by Darrell Drake: A Release-Day Review