One of the best parts of being a fantasy writer is developing new magic systems. My new book, Curse Painter, has magic based around different types of art. The practitioners, known as art mages, can be curse painters, voice mages, fortune scribes, or (rarely) stone charmers. The main character, Briar, creates deadly curses with the… Continue reading The 3 Laws of Curse Painting
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Curse Painter launches today!
The first book in my new fantasy series launches today. More than any other book I've written, Curse Painter has that classic fantasy feeling--part fairytale, part swashbuckling adventure, and all magic. It's loosely inspired by Robin Hood and features characters who are trying very hard to be good--even when the only tools they have are… Continue reading Curse Painter launches today!
Two Weeks to Launch!
The third and final book in the Fire Queen's Apprentice series launches two weeks from today! In addition to all your favorites, this book features a new character who was especially fun for me to write. I can't wait for you to get to know her! The Dragonfly Oath will be out on Friday, July… Continue reading Two Weeks to Launch!
The Dragonfly Oath Cover Reveal
The final book in the Fire Queen's Apprentice series has a cover! I've been sitting on this for months, and I'm very happy to finally share it with you. Preorder The Dragonfly Oath here! The covers for this series were created by Deranged Doctor Design. Here they are together for the first time: This epic… Continue reading The Dragonfly Oath Cover Reveal
Reading Like a Fantasy Writer + an interview!
Hey everyone! It's a Monday morning in Hong Kong, and I am currently sitting in a half-renovated flat waiting for the contractors to arrive. I can't go to my usual Starbucks to write while they're here, so I'm taking the opportunity to catch up on the things I've been putting off during the lengthy process… Continue reading Reading Like a Fantasy Writer + an interview!
It's a hot June afternoon in Hong Kong, and I'm getting ready to head to the US for my annual visit to my family. This year I'll be stopping by Portland, Denver, Phoenix, and Bandon on the Oregon coast. I'm looking forward to all the fresh air and family time (especially with my four adorable… Continue reading Happy Summer!
Make Your Own Dragon
Hey, everyone! I'm collaborating with We Read Fantasy on a fun author feature this week. To celebrate, we are giving away paperback copies of The Watermight Thief to four lucky winners! Enter the giveaway here. Yesterday, we posted a video interview in which I got to talk about my favorite Watermight Thief characters, the books that have influenced me,… Continue reading Make Your Own Dragon
Cover Reveal: Steel and Fire Books 1-3 Box Set
Hey everyone! I have something fun to show you! I recently put together an ebook box set of the first three books in my Steel and Fire YA fantasy series. I decided to commission a new character-based cover to give the set a fresh look. Here's what Deranged Doctor Design came up with for Dara… Continue reading Cover Reveal: Steel and Fire Books 1-3 Box Set