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For more frequent and consistent ramblings, visit my blog, Desert Dispatches.

July 25, 2016

I'm thrilled to announce the release of Doing What You Love, the second book in the Writing Life Series. Write more and worry less with these practical strategies for living a creative life. Find out more and order your copy here!

July 1, 2016

Tucsonans, come see me at MegaMania on Saturday, July 9!

Check out these Arizona Daily Star articles where I talk about my work on the Huntsman game and my time as Writer-in-Residence at the Pima County Public Library.

April 23, 1016

I worked as scriptwriter with Desert Owl Games on The Huntsman: Winter's Curse. This new game is now available on PC and Mac–and the first chapter is free! Download your copy of Book 1 here and give it a try!

In Tucson? Check out my free workshop on Finding Your Sense of Place — Bringing Characters to Life May 14! Or drop in for my Writing Chat Office Hours through to the end of May.

February 23, 2016

I'm honored to announce be Writer in Residence for the Pima County Public Library this March-May! Learn more about this Arizona State Library sponsored program here.

June 12, 2015

Finding Your Sense of Place is the first ebook in my new Writing Life series! Discover powerful ways to use setting and description to bring your characters to life and increase the emotional impact of your stories. Find out more or order your copy here.

February 23, 2015

Unicorn Seasons, my ebook exclusive collection of magical unicorn tales, is available today--order your copy now!

October 22, 2014

I'll be Author Guest of Honor October 31-November 2 at TusCon 41! See where to find me at the con here.

From now until Halloween, you can download a free copy of my short story "Drawing the Moon" from Smashwords .  Just  go here and use the promo code  FL89E  at checkout.

You can also download 99 cent copies of "Drawing the Moon" from  KoboBarnes and Noble, and  Amazon .

"Drawing the Moon" is currently being turned into a short film by filmmaker Chelsea Mead Garland.  Find out more here .

July 11, 2014

I recently wrote an episode for the running app Zombies, Run! Specifically, Season 3, Episode 6: Career Day. Zombies, Run! is the most fun I've had either running or listening to a zombie story. It's great for walkers, too. Check it out!

May 14, 2014

I'll be at Phoenix Comicon June 5-8! See my schedule here!

March 10, 2014

I'll be at the Tucson Festival of Books March 15-16--see my schedule here!

February 28, 2014

I'll be Guest of Honor at this year's TusCon Science Fiction Convention, October 31-November 2. I'll also be at the Tucson Festival of Books in March and Phoenix Comicon in June ... check my appearances page for more detailed updates on where I'll be and when.

October 28, 2013

Tiernay West, Professional Adventurer (previously published as Secret of the Three Treasures) is now available as an ebook!

October 11, 2013

I'll be signing at Mostly Books on Saturday, November 2 and at TusCon Science Fiction Convention from November 8-10. More details here.

May 28 , 2013

Faerie After, the final book of the Bones of Faerie trilogy, is now available!

Don't miss the Faerie After book trailer.

April 7, 2013

See a list of Faerie After release events here.

February 25, 2013

Faerie After's web page is live, complete with an excerpt from the new book. Faerie After comes out May 28. Yay!

I'm thrilled to be returning to the Tucson Festival of Books March 9-10. See my schedule here. I'll also be posting Faerie After release events as I schedule them on the same page.

I've also added a new Media Appearances page.

January 2, 2013

Happy new year! I'm excited that the final book of the Bones of Faerie trilogy, Faerie After, comes out this May!

I'll be at events in Phoenix, Houston, and Tucson this spring. Details here.

November 4, 2012

Faerie After, the conclusion to the Bones of Faerie trilogy, will be out May 28, 2013.

I'll be in Tucson (TusCon science fiction convention) November 9-11 and in Las Vegas November 16 (NCTE). Details here.

August 2, 2012

I'll be visiting the Young at Heart Book Club at the Mesa, Arizona Bookman's on August 16 at 7 p.m. Details on this and also on appearances in Portland and Las Vegas here.

March 20, 2012

Faerie Winter comes out in paperback throughout the United States and Canada April 10. Here are some of the places you can order it! (Paperback edition already available in Australia.)

I was recently interviewed by my alma mater Washington University's alumni magazine.

March 5, 2012

I'll be at the Tucson Festival of Books Sunday, March 11. Details here!

I've turned in revisions on the third Bones of Faerie book, which is now officially titled Faerie After. Look for it in Spring 2013!

December 4, 2011

I'll be signing at Poisoned Pen's Yuletide Universe event along with Kevin Hearne, Lisa McMann, David Lee Summers, and Sam Sykes on December 11 starting at 2 p.m. Come join us!

November 4, 2011

Join me for the Oro Valley Author/Book Day and TusCon Science Fiction Convention November 11-13! (Note: my TusCon reading will now be noon Sunday, not 10 p.m. Saturday!)

October 21, 2011

I'll be reading from Faerie Winter at World Fantasy Convention Thursday, October 27, at 8:30 p.m.. If you're going to be there, come by!

Just in time for Halloween, I've made my short story "Drawing the Moon" available as an e-chapbook! Details and links to various formats here.

October 10, 2011

I was interviewed on CNN's American Morning about my experiences with bullying and the articles I wrote about them for Dear Bully and Salon.com (Listen to the interview here.)

September 28, 2011

I'll be at Mysterious Galaxy Booktore in San Diego Wednesday, October 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and at World Fantasy Convention October 27-30.

September 26, 2011

I'm currently working on a third Faerie book, due out in early 2013.

May 25, 2011

I have a short story, "Crossings," in the new Welcome to Bordertown anthology.

I'll be at Phoenix Comicon May 27-29. See my schedule here.

May 1, 2011

The sequel to Bones of Faerie, Faerie Winter, is now available (U.S., Canada, Australia)--and Thief Eyes is out in paperback (U.S., Canada) with a new cover as well!

March 29, 2011

Visit Faerie Winter's new website and read an excerpt!

The sequel to Bones of Faerie, Faerie Winter, will published April 5, 2011. Thief Eyes will be out in paperback--with a new cover--April 5 as well.

See where I'll be signing both books.

March 9, 2011

Look for me at the Tucson Festival of Books March 12-13! I'll also be speaking and signing in Phoenix, San Diego, and Omaha this spring. See my complete schedule here!

December 3, 2010

Bones of Faerie is now available from Random House Australia!

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