Busy busy! Daily life can be such a pain. All the mundane details pile up and get in the way of writing. Too bad stories are made up of those seemingly mundane details, so they are necessary. As I sort through my daily duties, here’s one of my favorite quotes.
Bitter Suites, my newest book about a hotel that specializes in recreational suicide experiences, will be released at Crypticon Kansas City Friday, July 13. I have been working on this project for the last two years and am so excited to share my best work yet.
And, speaking of sharing, here is a sneak peek at one of the illustrations, created by Kyra Starr. This is Azreal, usually seen working as the hotel’s front counter girl. She takes appointments, processes guests and runs the day-to-day affairs of the hotel.
Few know that she not only owns the Bitter Suites, but she is also responsible for the technology that makes renewable death possible. She likes to keep a low profile while keeping a very close eye on her affairs. The front counter is the perfect place to see all without being noticed.
Look for more announcements about Bitter Suites soon as we wrap up the last of the details.
Our Absinthe infusions from Le Loup Garou is ready!
Now that the last of the Rhysling and Star*Line poetry books are on their way, time to turn to the week ahead. In a few hours Mr. Smith and I start our 40-hours-in-4-nights work week at Amazon.
Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. CST I’ll be hosting a half hour of what I’m calling the Nightcaps and Coffee shift at BJ Hyman’s Sleep Tight release party on Facebook. I also have homework due tomorrow from the first ever HWA online writing critique group.
In my personal life I’ll be visiting both the dentist and a lawyer this week, so there may be a few more Instagram throwback posts by Friday. The best news, this weekend we will finally be sampling our absinthe infusion. You can read more about how that came about here.
Looks like May will be going out with a fast and furious flourish…