A few odds and ends today. Fridays are good days for odds and ends.
First, I wanted to let people know what I'm working on, and what to look out for in the next few months. I have two books that are completed in not-so-drafty form. I think I've mentioned them both before.
One is called “Becoming Queen,” a fantasy/sci-fi hybrid, sort of. It's the story of Daneli, who is heir to a throne, the conflict between two nations, and the impending arrival of something that will change everyone's lives forever. I hope to publish this book by mid-March. The second is called “The Artifact,” a straight-up hard-sf novel about a woman who grows up within a fundamentalist, patriarchal, backward colony, finds her freedom, and ends up helping to save her people from a horrible fate. I hope to publish this sometime toward the end of spring.
I'm almost finished with my newest novel, tentatively titled “Friends with Wings,” about a woman who is stranded alone (well, she has intelligent, non-human companions) on a planet far from Earth. It is set 90-130 years in our future, and includes my first dystopic future, which takes up about the first 1/4 of the book.
And for you Casitian fans, I am still in progress on the novel which describes the original capture of humans during the bronze age by the Tud'scla, the species that enslaved humans for a couple of thousand years.
Over the next few weeks and months, I'm doing a guest blog exchange, so there will be guest bloggers here. This is new for me, but I'm excited about having new and different voices here, as well as getting to talk to other audiences.