Monthly Roundup: March

I know that March must have happened, but I’ve been so busy I barely saw it go by!

What I’ve been working on: I have been working on everything, it seems like. This month was a whirlwind. THE ORPHAN QUEEN came out on the 10th (hurrah!!!), so I had a lot to do to prepare for that, plus edits on the four OQ novellas. And shortly before OQ came out, I got copyedits for THE MIRROR KING. And then the Lady Janies (Brodi, Cynthia, and me) got edits for MY LADY JANE.

So, to sum up what I’ve been working on:

  • OQ novella edits
  • MK copyedits
  • Novella 1 copyedits
  • Novella 1 first pass pages
  • MLJ edits

Not counting the emails, interviews, guest blogs, and other stuff that gets heavier around the time of a new release. And travel. I’m still working on MLJ edits, but the rest of that is done now, so yay!

What I’ve been reading: I’m not sure how I managed to fit any reading in this month, but I did read a few books!

  • OMEGA CITY by Diana Peterfreund (ARC) – A Middle Grade story that really reminded me of a modern-day Goonies. I read this on the plane to Texas and left it with my eight-year-old nephew. I think he’s going to love it. This releases WHEN.
  • VALIANT by Sarah McGuire (ARC) – A retelling of The Valiant Little Tailor fairytale, complete with giants, high stakes, and a slow-burn romance. This one comes out on April 28.
  • ALL FALL DOWN by Allie Carter – I wouldn’t usually have aimed for this one, but a friend gave it to me and I’m glad she did. Foreign affairs. High stakes. Fast plot.

What I’ve been watching: Hubs and I just finished LOST. There were several days where we didn’t watch anything, some because I was traveling (he watched something scary-looking called Penny Dreadful while I was gone), and some because I didn’t even have time to eat a meal with him because I had so many deadlines. But now we’re finished! And I liked it! J.J. Abrams seems to have a real thing for doubled people, doesn’t he?

What I’ve been yarning: Because I haven’t been watching much TV, I haven’t been yarning that much! I did start a hat out of some handspun yarn, but . . . I used the wrong sized needles and the hat was too small. So I ripped it out to try again. I’ve also been working on my rainbow yarn some, and the wool that’s been sitting on my wheel.

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What the ferrets have been up to: The ferrets are pretty happy since I moved my computer back into their room. They love “assisting.” And by assisting of course I mean sleeping.

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What the Kippy has been up to: Two words: Spring shedding. Send help. Actually, I brushed her the other day and I think everything’s going to be okay now. The floor was covered with fur. So was I. But man, Kippy looks great.


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Other things you might be interested in: THE ORPHAN QUEEN CAME OUT! Yes!! In case you didn’t know, you can now buy THE ORPHAN QUEEN in your local bookstores.

Or order it online! Books of Wonder and the Book Spot still have signed copies.

I also got a cloak.


And I put the cloak on my books.