October 10th, 2013


Tip jar is closed! And...well.

Okay, so first off: the tip jar is closed. Any money that is randomly sent to me after this date does not go into the tip jar total. So please wait until the next time I do this, to make sure that you get the story to go with your silver, okay!

Second off, thank you to absolutely everyone who donated, thought about donating, or couldn't donate. You are all awesome.

Thirdly, the total:


Uh, wow. I had sort of been hoping for $500, which felt greedy and illogical, but would have done a lot to help me with my story pacing. This is...wow. We beat last time's total by $40, and more than topped my wildest hopes. Thank you all so much, and now let's tell the people at home what they've won!

"We Both Go Down Together" (the followup to "Loch and Key") is finished, and Tara is designing the cover now. As soon as that's done, I'll send the files off for ebook conversion, and we'll be ready to post.

"Black as Blood" has been added to the schedule, tentatively with a January completion, to let me release it in tandem with the Fiction River issue containing "Red as Snow."

"The Ghosts of Bourbon Street" has been added to the schedule, tentatively with a March completion, to keep y'all from going into Verity withdrawal.

"Blocked" was already on the schedule from the last tip jar, and "Oh Pretty Bird" will be locked in if I have space.

Thank you all so, so much.

I told you on the day we wed...

...I was gonna love you 'til I's dead.

This is the current shape of my 2013, with travel dates and everything. Beautiful travel dates. Hope to see you sometime in the months to come. 2014 is now half the list, as we are almost there. And other horrifying thoughts. (Most horrifying of all, the first 2015 date has appeared. Gleep.)


"Train Yard Blues," October 13 2013.
"Midway Relics and Dying Breeds," October 15 2013 (audio only).
"Bad Apple" (Indexing, episode #12), October 22 2013.
Parasite, October 29 2013.
"Frontier ABCs: The Life and Times of Charity Smith, Schoolteacher," November 12 2013.
"Red as Snow," December 2013.

Half-Off Ragnarok, March 4 2014.
"Jammed," April 1 2014.
"Stingers and Strangers," May 2014.
Sparrow Hill Road, June 3 2014.
The Winter Long, September 2 2014.
Symbiont, November 2014.

"The Happiest Place...," unknown.
"No Sooner Met," unknown.
"The Fixed Stars," unknown.
"We Both Go Down Together," unknown.


Mile Hi Con 45, October 18-20, Denver CO.
Disneyland, October 25-28, Anaheim CA.
Parasite release party at Borderlands Books, October 29, San Francisco CA.
Parasite release party at Books Inc., October 30, Mt. View CA.
Parasite release party at Mysterious Galaxy, October 31, San Diego CA.
Parasite release party at Barnes and Noble, November 1, Seattle WA.
Parasite release party at Barnes and Noble, November 2, Portland OR.
SFContario, November 29-December 1, Toronto Canada.

Boskone 51, February 14-16 2014, Boston MA.
FOGcon 4, March 7-9, Walnut Creek CA.
Norwescon 37, April 17-20, Seattle WA.
Loncon 3 (Worldcon 2014), August 14-18, London England.
Shamrokon (Eurocon 2014), August 22-24, Dublin Ireland.

Westercon 68, July 2-5 2015, San Diego CA.

No fixed deadline/being written/unsold:

Symbiont (formerly Symbiogenesis)
"The Lambs"
"Survival Horror"
"Black as Blood"
"The Ghosts of Bourbon Street"
"Forbidden Texts"
"Carry Me Home"
"Pixie Season"
"These Antique Fables"
"Then, Midian" (formerly "Daddy Would've Gotten Us Uzis: A Girl, A Gun, An Apocalypse")
Still Catch the Tide

Again, to clarify some recent confusion: some things, especially novel-length things, may appear more than once, on both the "publication date" and "being written" lists. This is because the "being written" list is an aggregate, which also includes "no fixed deadline" (IE, being written on spec or for the website) and "unsold" (IE, being written because I can). So new books will appear there for a long time before they vanish, since books take a long time to write, but may also have pub dates listed higher up.

Look at that list. It's so shiny!
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