Release Day! The Songweaver’s Vow & D is for Dinosaur

The Songweaver's Vow

You know it’s been a busy month when you have three book releases in two weeks. Fortunately, two of those are anthologies. Covalent Bonds dropped on Valentine’s Day — because romance — and D is for Dinosaur hits the streets today — because dinosaurs.  

The Beto-beto-san

geta

If you’ve read Kitsune-Mochi, you might remember a scene where Murame hears footsteps trailing her down a mountain? That’s the beto-beto-san, named onomatopoeiatically for the beto-beto sound of walking in wooden geta on stone. Susan Spann, author of the Shinobi mysteries, talks today on Murder is Everywhere about her real life … Continue reading

Guest Cover Reveal: Halayda

Halayda, by Sarah Delena White

If you like Celtic magic and myth, you might want to check out today’s guest cover.  

Background: Loki & the Gods’ Gifts

The Songweaver's Vow
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series The Songweaver's Vow: Easter Eggs & Background

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series The Songweaver’s Vow: Easter Eggs & BackgroundWhen you’re working with two full mythologies, there are a lot of tidbits to include that just don’t get the screen time for full explanations. There are a lot of these “Easter eggs” hidden … Continue reading

Cover Reveal: The Songweaver’s Vow!

The Songweaver's Vow

I’m so excited about this, you guys. I worked on this book for over a year, and it’s finally ready and it’s coming soon. And today I get to share the official cover reveal with you. Ready? (Say yes, please, because I am.)  

Things to Know About Self-Publishing

vintage travel poster style image of Skellig Michael with text Come Write In Ireland

Here are some of my thoughts about getting started in indie publishing! Feel free to agree or disagree with me over there, fellow writers — comments welcome! http://rmfw.org/5-important-things-to-know-about-self-publishing-part-1-by-laura-vanarendonk-baugh/ and http://rmfw.org/5-important-things-to-know-about-self-publishing-part-2-by-laura-vanarendonk-baugh/ If you want to hear more from me about self-publishing, make sure you check out the August 2017 edition of … Continue reading

Revisions In Progress

The Songweaver's Vow

So I’ve been chatting on social media this month about The Songweaver’s Vow, sharing tidbits for #WIPjoy. Right now I’m throat-deep in revisions, which is always a challenge but especially so with this book, as I did not write it linearly (start to finish, straight through). I know a lot … Continue reading

Santa Dragon is here!

a fantastical Christmas

It’s nearly Christmas! Today I’m giving away a complete set of the Kitsune Tales (thus far) for the Fellowship of Fantasy’s Santa Dragon tour.  

Come Write With Me! in Ireland!

vintage travel poster style image of Skellig Michael with text Come Write In Ireland

So we’re closing on the biggest gift-giving occasion of the year, and you don’t know what to get that writer on your list? What about an investment in their writing career? Nothing says love and encouragement and “I believe in you!” like a contribution to their goals. (And reading their work. … Continue reading

D is for Dinosaur Cover Reveal

Dr. Grant rips off his sunglasses in Jurassic Park

Okay, if you’ve followed me a while, you might have noticed I have a bit of a thing about dinosaurs. I took paleozoology in school. I have Cupcake the Dinosaur living in my home. I feed my dinosaurs chocolate. And so I was delighted to be included in Rhonda Parrish’s … Continue reading