On Hard-to-Read Fonts

According to a study by Princeton University researchers, hard-to-read fonts may enhance learning. Heaven help us all, this means that Comic Sans actually serves a legitimate purpose…and all those fonts that are even worse than Comic Sans, and which should never be used to typeset a book? Also have a legitimate, non-accent purpose. I only […]

Hickey of the Beast: Coverlicious!

For the past, oh, two months or so, I’ve been plugging away on the cover for Hickey of the Beast. From a few initial ideas floated by the author, we’ve been through something like 25 different ideas, and got it down to 8 or so final choices. It is unreal how fast I can Photoshop […]

More review thoughts

Another review for Erekos has come in, this time from the amazing folks at The Book Smugglers. So far, it seems that the only major complaints from ANYONE are “it’s very literary” and “MOAR ACTION PLZ!” Honestly, I can’t tell you how pleased this makes me. Erekos is, in fact, a very literary, meta novel…and […]

Broken by Susan Jane Bigelow


Coming soon from Candlemark & Gleam: Broken. Can a shattered superhero help save humanity’s hope for a better world? Broken figured she was done with heroics when she lost the ability to fly and fled the confinement of the Extrahuman Union. But then the world started to fall apart around her, and the mysterious Michael […]

Erekos reviews

Reviews of Erekos are starting to come in, and this week looks to be a biggie. Bibliognome is doing a whole week of goodness, ranging from a Sentence Sneak Peek to a review to a giveaway to an interview tomorrow. Meanwhile, The Discriminating Fangirl gave the book a GREAT review, and I have to say […]

Broken cover

After a good bit of work, by both the immensely talented Rhiannon Griffiths and your humble narrator, and a huge number of variations, we have a cover for Broken! Now I’m wondering what to do with all those other cover images. One of the delightful things about eBooks is that you can put full-colour images […]

PILGRIM OF THE SKY: An Announcement!

Okay, how exciting is this? Seriously. Two acquisition announcements in under two weeks! That’s right, Candlemark & Gleam has picked up yet another amazing title: Pilgrim of the Sky, by Natania Barron. How to describe this novel? Hm. That may be a tough one. It’s sort of…a world-hopping, reality-bending, art-historical, socio-religious steampunk odyssey. And that’s […]