Author to Author with Elise Kova (The Alchemists of Loom Read-Along)

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In the month of May, I’m participating in a read-along for The Alchemists of Loom (2017) by Elise Kova. It’s a steampunk fantasy full of intrigue, dangerous rogues, and the most fascinating magical system in a city where blood is currency. So far, I love the main characters and the world of Loom. It’s making my little gamer fan girl heart sing to its fullest potential.

As part of the blog tour, Elise took time to answer questions about inspiration and how a book evolves throughout the writing process.

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Author to Author with Keith Yatsuhashi

Keith Yatsuhashi is the author of Kojiki (2016) and its sequel Kokoro, which came out today (4/4/2017) from Angry Robot Books. In this interview, he talks about the inspiration behind his epics that feature gods, mechas, and amazing characters and the process behind getting these books from drafting to publishing.

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Rewrite Update: The Halfway Point

Wanted to say that I’m proud to announce that I’m halfway through overhauling the latest of my primary work. It’s undergone such a makeover that I hardly recognize it  from its original version and even less so from the very first draft. But I’m really excited. The story has finally found some common themes and I feel like I’ve matured somewhat as a writer. This brief post could probably use a longer update, but classes are back in session and it’s been too long.

Happy writing,
Jo

BookCon 2016

I went to BookCon last year and loved it. The collective enthusiasm for books of all genres and a great space for fans to connect with authors had me itching to go back. While last year was all panels, this year, I spent more time in queues and still had a pretty great time.

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I’m on the right with a beanie on and coffee in hand. As one does.

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Hello world!

Like every good aspiring author, I think it was about time I create a WordPress for random writing updates, personal updates, and a place for me to interact with potential readers.

I’m trying to get into fantasy, so I’m intending on linking updates to authors I discover and new books I’m reviewing. I also thoroughly have no idea what I’m doing. So, for now, I’ll just say hi.

Hello!