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Carved From Stone And Dream

Lioness looking pensive

You may have heard me yelling about this from the rooftops over the past month, but just in case you’ve missed it: Teresa Frohock has a new book coming out in February 2020, called CARVED FROM STONE AND DREAM.

I do have to clear up one point of confusion: I’ve been counting the three-book omnibus (LOS NEFILIM) as books one through three, and WHERE OBLIVION LIVES as book four. The author, however, describes the Los Nefilim series as starting with OBLIVION, making CARVED book two, not book five. I apologize to anyone I’ve confused in recent months!

Regardless of sequence, I can absolutely guarantee that CARVED will be an excellent read, just as the previous books have been. For one thing, Teresa Frohock does intensive research — here’s her list of source books and inspirations. She also has an excellent glossary for her books available online.

As to her writing chops, take a look here for a free sneak peak at CARVED. Then preorder it!

You can also browse through her blog for a bunch of really cool miscellany.

Cover Art for Carved From Stone And Dream
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The Shop is Back!

The Lioness Is Pleased

I’ve finally gotten enough of the crazed cats to run in a sufficiently straight-ish line to where I am rebooting The Shop. I’m still adding inventory as I have time and energy, and I’m still kicking dust off the edges and making things pretty, but there’s enough there to be going on with for now. Please take a look, let me know what you think, and definitely alert me to any glitches!

Thanks for your help and your support! This is where it gets FUN again!

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It’s Winter, Which Means…

The Scribbling Lion Logo

…Winter is PRIME READING TIME. There’s just nothing better than sitting in a comfy chair with a cup of hot chocolate and a great book. We can’t help you with the first two, but we DO have a FANTASTIC selection of books. Want to get away from politics and escape into a world of cozy mystery? Pick up Angela P Wade‘s Edward Red Mage series. Want something grittier and more surreal? Dive into Cassandra Khaw’s worlds. How about YA targeted magical surrealism? Frances Hardinge has that category nailed. We could go on, but really, the best choice here is to take a look through our Pack Page for recommendations.

And if you are looking to dive into political or historical works, we have suggestions there too: Ijeoma Oluo, Kelley Fanto Deetz, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas (academic/scholarly work), and Imani Gandy, for a start.

What are you waiting for? Go order your stack of reading joys now! Or, you could go to Retro Daddio and buy something from our table there. There’s also AtomaCon 2018 coming up, as we may have mentioned once or twice by this point. We’ll be there with books to sell! In any case, start loading up your TBR stack for those cold days when staying home with a book is just the ticket.

 

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Upcoming Stuff!

AtomaCon2018

We’re stretching our legs after a bit of a social-withdrawal nap; Stuff’s Been Going On, you know how it goes. But it’s time to look ahead to the last convention we’ll be appearing at this year: AtomaCon of SouthCarolina! The Scribbling Lion will have a table there, and Leona R Wisoker will be on panels. Other folks to see while at the convention include Gail Z Martin (always an excellent panelist!), John Hartness (I’m considering starting a betting pool on what color his hair will be this time!), Gray Rinehart (definitely go listen to his music performances!), Misty Massey (whose books are on our shortlist of “we want to sell these!”), Nicole Kurtz (also an amazing panelist!), Darin Kennedy (whose work is not on our table ONLY because he’s got his own this time around),  and SO many others. Note that we didn’t mention their writing talents, because, HEY, of course they’re fantastic or we wouldn’t be calling them out by name. They’re all very, very good panelists who truly love meeting their fans and fellow geeks.

The staff at Atomacon are some of the best folks we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, from the standpoint of being a vendor and a panelist. This convention really ought to be on your To Do list this year, if it’s not already. Go follow the convention Facebook page for the latest updates!

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It’s Cookin’!

Feeding The Muse: Recipes For Authors, Recipes By Authors

*kicks door open*

*takes a deep breath*

LET’S GET COOKING!

In just a few days, Feeding The Muse: Recipes For Authors, Recipes By Authors will launch, and I’m mad-squirrelly with excitement. It’s been a long road and a strange one, but the result is incredible: a collection of recipes from nine different authors, each with their own voice and opinion, techniques and priorities. Allen L Wold talks about the role family and travel have had in developing his recipes. Jonah Knight offers tips on managing a healthy breakfast in a hurry. Steven Savage lines up tidy step by step instructions. Then there’s the more “eh, about yay” approach from Leona R Wisoker and Edward Morris. Gail Martin offers up a recipe that would fit just fine into her Deadly Curiosities series. Elektra Hammond’s entry showcases her usual precision and passion. Danny Birt’s recipes are … well, they’re very Danny Birt, is all we can say, and we love them all. Malcolm Gin rounds out the collection with a taste of Hapa Home Cooking.

The recipes range from vegan to completely omnivorous, from simple to complex, from comfort food to something you can throw together in a hotel while at a convention (without stinking out your roomates, even!).  Feeding The Muse is only going to be available in ebook form at this time.

Official release date is July 31. The price is currently set at $1.99; we have no plans to change that for at least a month, but it may go up slightly in October. So grab your copy now, and get ready to enjoy the eclectic kitchen wisdom of the Nine Writers!

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Cookbook Progress!

Feeding The Muse: Recipes For Authors, Recipes By Authors

I haven’t been shouting about it yet, but those folks in the know have been asking about when Feeding The Muse: Recipes For Authors, Recipes By Authors, is going to launch. I’m delighted to report that the last few learning curves have been rounded, and the last few wrinkles are being ironed out. IN OTHER WORDS, my ever-shifting deadline (remember, Those Who Knew, I’d originally planned this for January? HAH.) — is growing roots. I’m not going to tempt Fate (I’ve already irritated the Muses, and god help me if I annoy Fate one more time!) by setting out a hard date, but I’ll lean in and whisper: very soon now. Very, very soon.

Here’s the cover art. I can give you that much. And a few snips of what’s inside. I’M SO EXCITED by the way, this is a FUN collection!

Stay tuned for updates. Soon. Sooooooooooon.