January 2, 2013

Happy New Year everyone!

It's been a hectic few weeks and it isn't over yet. I'm busy preparing for my sister's baby shower this weekend.

Last year was a good one for the Empire series.

Thanks to all those who loved the books and spread the word about Adrian and Kali.

An Empire doesn't get built in a day and hopefully 2013 will be even better!

2013 is off to a great start with 'The Rebels' being featured as for the month of January in the Writers and Readers group on Goodreads.

November 18, 2012

Just received great reviews from Two Lips Reviews for

The Empire  (4 1/2 stars)

"this is an impressive series beginning" (http://tinyurl.com/byre5zy)

and The Rebels  (5 stars)

"I thought The Empire was a great read, but this sequel deserves, in my opinion, nomination for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for 2013. The Rebels overflows with exciting action-packed thrills, keeping the tension high from start to finish."

November  13, 2012

Just came back from a 5-week holiday! Feel tired but it was a great time. The cruise in SE Asia was wonderful. Spending time in Toronto with family and friends was fantastic and attending the World Fantasy Convention 2012 was amazing!

The Rebels (Kindle)

The Rebels (Kobo)
August  1, 2012

A 5-star review for The Rebels from the
Readers Favorite

"The Rebels is an extremely well-written science fiction novel...will hook even readers who generally don't read science fiction...belongs on science fiction reading lists everywhere."
Author Charles de Lint and his wife playing music at the World Fantasy Con 2012
February 2, 2013

Writing is going well on THE ANDROMEDANS, but I discovered that I can't do justice to the Adrian-Kali story line or the resolution with the Andromedan war unless I expand it to a fourth book.

Thanks to a supportive and understanding publisher, it is  official. The Empire Series is now a 4-book series with the last one slated for next year.

I will be working on Mrs. Beeston, my humour-laden Sci-Fi/Fantasy starring everyone's favorite grandmother, Gladys Ruth Beeston! Hopefully it will be ready for the end of this year but that depends on how much writing I can get done once my sister's twins arrive. Which should be any day now!

I've already commissioned Artauxeo to do some illustrations for both THE ANDROMEDANS and some development work for MRS BEESTON, with the idea of it becoming a cover. Two scenes are already written for it, plus a conceptualization for a third, and they've been passed to the artist.

February 20, 2013

My sister had twins on Sunday. Isaac and Jenna. Mother and babies are doing well.

February 8, 2013

THE REBELS is finally available in trade
paperback on Amazon!

February 5, 2013

Finally downloaded more pictures from my camera. This is Tanya Huff (in the middle in red) after a panel at the World Fantasy Convention in Toronto 2012.

March 6, 2013

A wonderful endorsement from
Mary Balogh, a lovely award-winning writer whom I respect a great deal.

"A wonderful adventure of a book--a fast-moving plot, a full cast of fascinating characters and enough suspense to keep me clicking through the pages."

Plus, one of the first pictures of my new niece and nephew. Future Saskatchewan Roughrider fans!
February 28, 2013

The Page Turner Book Tour for THE EMPIRE and THE REBELS begins tomorrow!

A Guest Post for the EMPIRE:  http://read2review.com
An interview for the REBELS:  http://peacefrompieces.blogspot.com/

February 20, 2013

THE EMPIRE and THE REBELS will be featured on a Page Turner Book Tour for the month of March.

Exciting excerpts, interviews, book reviews and a wonderful Grand Prize of a Kobo Mini!

March 7, 2013

Today's E
mpire Series Blog Tour stops at on Michelle Anderson Picarella's site for '7 Reasons you MUST read The Rebels.'

Shelley Picarella's Page

And the 5th excerpt of 'The Empire' on The Great Alpha Speaks website.