It’s finally here!
Corpses and Cognac is now live, and can be found wherever you like to acquire your books! For those who love to track books on Goodreads or Storygraph, you can also now add it to your TBR pile over there.
After working on this book nonstop for the past few years (and many, many editing drafts), it’s such a relief to finally see the book out in the world. I’ve been writing the adventures of the Gallows brothers for over ten years now—I started back in college, and may those early drafts never see the light of day again—and it’s wonderful to see their struggles and triumphs resonate with so many people.
This past year has been a wild ride for me—not just because of being quarantined for a year, but some readers may recall that I also regained my book rights and pivoted to self-publishing the Deadly Drinks series at the same time. There were plenty of struggles, par for the course in 2020, but there were also a lot of bright spots in this journey. I met Bill Tracy through a mutual author friend, and he’s been the best editor for the series that I could ask for. M. Brackett happened to post about wanting to work on book covers right when I was looking for an artist, and not only has that partnership been wonderful, but that also led me to a wonderful community of artists and writers that inspire me every day. I’ve met plenty of fellow authors, spoke about my craft, and more.
And now, I’ll be at upcoming online conventions!
First, you can catch me at Rainbow Space Magic next weekend. On Friday at 4 PM PST, I’ll read an excerpt from Corpses and Cognac, and then Saturday at 7 PM PST, you can catch me talking about Fandom and Fanfiction. Then in May on the 8th-9th, you can catch me at IQARUS, another queer online book con! Those panels are still being figured out, so stay tuned for that and other potential online cons in the future.
Meanwhile, now that I’m finally out of editing crunch, I can finally sit down and catch up on some reading. If you’re also looking to do so, perhaps you want to check out some of the books over at the God & Monsters bundle? Bones and Bourbon is in good company with other tales with mythological beings and wild adventures.
I’ll keep all of you up to date with any further book adventures here (though for the most up to date news, you can follow me over on Twitter, where I tend to be a bit more active). In the meantime, I hope you all enjoy Corpses and Cognac now that it’s finally out in the world! (And if you do, and happen to find a moment to share even a short review, that would mean the world to me AND help with the book’s release.) I’m going to take a moment to rest and work on a couple fun projects before diving back into my next big story. I’ve got a couple in the plotting stages that are going to be really exciting to work on.
Looking forward to it!