You guys. I am THE WORST when it comes to this social media stuff. I honestly can't believe my business has not only grown, but survived at all, given how DERP-A-DOO I am about stuff like updating my blog. Ugh.
Anyway. I've had a new book out for eleven whole days, and only just not got around to posting on my blog about it. :'(
House of Rejoicing, Part 1 of The Book of Coming Forth by Day, is available everywhere! You can find links to all your favorite sites here.
The print edition is available on Amazon now, too, but I haven't updated my page yet with that link, and goodness knows when I'll ever get around to it.
But let's all gawk at this pretty cover one more time. Solidarity.
Storm in the Sky, Part 2 of the series, will follow on July 31, and the third and final installment, Eater of Hearts, will appear on October 31. Yes, it's a bit of a delay between Part 2 and Part 3, but I just sold a new novel to Lake Union Publishing and I need to get it all finished up this summer before I finish Eater of Hearts.
I am good about updating my mailing list when I've got news (such as new releases), so if you want to receive updates about forthcoming books, my mailing list is way more reliable than this blog.
But there is good news on the horizon. My business, including this blog, is about to get a lot more organized and efficient, because I've hired an assistant to take care of all the little tasks that pile up and make things like blog posts impossible for me to do in a timely manner. Hooray! He starts halfway through July, and I couldn't be happier about it. The next 18 months of my life are already looking way more productive and manageable. High fives to the whole universe!
That-there new book I just sold to Lake Union is going to be a real fun one. Titled Mercer Girls, it's based on a real-life situation from Seattle's earliest history. What do you do when your city has ten men for every woman? Import some eligible bachelorettes, of course! Part mail-order bride adventure, part wild-west shenanigans, and part serious exploration of the women's suffrage movement in the mid-19th century, Mercer Girls is definitely my most humorous, romptastic, and heartwarming novel yet. It even ends happily (spoiler alert), which already makes it stand out among all the rest of my works, in which everybody dies and/or ends up severely depressed by the end of the story. So that's something to look forward to! Mercer Girls is tentatively slated to come out in June of next year, but that's all subject to change, of course. Don't quote me on that.
Have a fun summer, everybody! I'll see some of you at the Historical Novel Society conference. :D