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Happy 2012!!!!

Hi my friends!

First of all, happy new year! I can’t believe it’s 2012. That means I’ve been author, now, for three years. It feels like it just happened, and these have been some of the craziest, most fun, fastest, and most rewarding years of my life.

So what can you expect from me, thisĀ  year?

We’ll be publishing Jane book 5, Tempest’s Fury, which you can pre-order here. It’ll be coming out June 26th in paperback and July 1 on Kindle.

But if you can’t wait for June, I’m coming out with a short story, set in Jane’s Trueniverse and starring Capitola, Moo, and Shar, the ladies from Triptych that you met in book 3. That will be coming out mid-January, and you can pre-order it here. I’ll have a lot more information on it, shortly, at this site.

During all of this, I’ll be working on Jane’s sixth and final book. I’ve loved writing her, and I can’t wait to cap off her adventures. For those of you wondering why I don’t write more, I’m a firm believer in capping really character-driven series, before the action gets old.

But that doesn’t mean that Jane won’t crop in one of Cappie’s stories, or get her own short stories. :-)

After that, who knows? I’d love to write more about Cappie, and hopefully if everyone likes the story that’ll help me do so. Otherwise I’ll be starting work on a YA idea I have, while I wait for inspiration to hit. ;-)

In terms of conventions, I’m already pretty booked up for next semester. Next week, people in Boston can find me at Arisia, where I’ll be speaking on some panels and visiting my old stomping grounds at Boston University.

February I’ll be back in London, where I’ll definitely be signing some stock, and will let you know deets later.

As for the rest of the year, April will find me in Chicago, for Romantic Times. In August, I’m in NOLA for Authors After Dark, and then shortly after, in October, I’ll be in Cleveland for Bouchercon.

That’s just a general sketch, and I’m sure I’ll add more along the way. But no matter what, this year looks to be a time of great change for me, and I’m very much looking forward to it.

In the meantime, thank you to all of you who have made these last three years such an incredible adventure. I’m very grateful for all of your attention, support, and care. I feel very lucky, and very loved.

*group hug!* Here’s to 2012!

Pimpage, Updates, and A Linkie-Loo…

Hello my friends. Today’s a beautiful day in Greensburg: the sun is shining, the breeze is cool and fresh, and it’s not 90-fucking-degrees. Seriously, I thought I was going to die last week. But today I’m wearing long sleeves! That makes me very happy, not least as I managed to burn one (but just the one!) arm yesterday. I’m considering cutting off my other sleeve when I go run, to burn that arm and balance myself out, but I think that’s ill-reasoned on a number of levels.

What’s also probably ill-reasoned is the fact I’m going to shoot for a 45-minute run today. I’ve been doing 30, but the next step up is the rather improbable jump of 15 minutes. Think I can do it? I don’t, so if you see me tweeting from a hospital bed later, don’t be too shocked. Okay, I probably will just stop running before I actually collapse, but that doesn’t mean I won’t bitch and moan the rest of the day about being stupidly sore and worn out. Now there’s something to look forward to!

Before I go off for the jogging torture, I have some pimpage for you! First of all, my very lovely friend, the incomparable Jeanne C. Stein, has work out in two new anthologies. These anthos look awesome, and I want both! The first release is a novella, in which we meet a new love interest for Anna Strong. Hot!

Jeanne’s other new release is another Anna story in the very awesome looking antho, Chicks Kick Butt, which also features stories by Rachel Caine, L.A. Banks, and Lilith Saintcrow:

Both of these books look great, and I haz a hankering. ;-)

Also hanging out in the Southwest, Kevin Hearne’s second novel, Hexed, is already being spotted in the wild. I blurbed Hounded, and really enjoyed it, and I have no doubt this one is even better:

On the northern shores, meanwhile, Kat Richardson has hatched a very cool scheme involving official minions. She’s looking for twenty people to be her official 2011 minions, and you get a host of cool prizes and stuff. Who doesn’t love prizes, or Kat, or being Kat’s minion??

As far as my own work is concerned, Book Five, Tempest’s Fury, is going swimmingly, all of a sudden. I’m just short of 100 pages, and I have no idea how that happened. I’m getting into my zone, basically, which means I’m at that stage where I’m not entirely sure where I left my car keys, as I’m eating, breathing, and living Jane.

I did take a brief moment, however, to think through my thoughts on V. S. Naipaul’s comments regarding women writers, over at Pens Fatales.

So that’s my life in a nutshell. I’m unfocused, slightly barmy, and unable to concentrate on much besides my own imaginary worlds. In other words, fairly normal, for me. ;-)

How about you guys? How is your life treating you? And have you read or watched anything really good, with which I can distract myself?