Playlists for Like a Pale Moon

Who by Water was Leonard Cohen, Our Lady of the Various Sorrows was Nick Cave, and Like a Pale Moon has been Billy Bragg, especially the song “Tank Park Salute.” Writing this one took it out of me. I didn’t lose my father when I was a kid but I was in my 20s. Other losses, similar to Jo’s, have been more recent and are fresher. “Tank Park Salute” has always been…

Our Lady of the Various Sorrows is out November 16

Hello, reader friends and friendly readers. Our Lady of the Various Sorrows: Book Two in the Voices of the Dead series will be released on November 16, 2017. You can preorder now on Amazon Kindle and paperback, Google Play, and iBooks. It will be available on Barnes & Noble on November 16 and through Kobo, as well. And you can order a signed advanced reader copy from the store after November 16th. It…

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.

Our Lady of the Various Sorrows is off being edited. I got the digital proof for the ARCs today. I thought it would maybe feel old hat the second time. Nope. I still got chills seeing the wrap version of the ARC cover. It’s real, an artifact, proof that I have finished something. Twice. The book is set in the depths of winter, in that time when it feels like spring can never…

A Soundtrack for Our Lady of the Various Sorrows

Where Leonard Cohen was my muse for Who by Water, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds have been my deep well for Our Lady of the Various Sorrows. Each of them have been nearly lifelong companions to the point I can’t remember what song I heard first or when exactly. Both write lyrics that stay with me for days, in a good way, not like an incessant earworm. The playlist also contains…

New Events for Summer and Fall

I’ve been busy with the day job and with finishing the initial draft of the second book in the Voices of the Dead series. If you’d like to find out what the title of the next book will be and receive a teaser snippet from book two, please scroll on down to the bottom of the page and sign up for the newsletter. Between driving all over Tennessee to visit farmers’ markets…

Reality and the Grand Canyon of Imposter Syndrome

  After I signed my contract with Griffyn Ink, Eli Jackson, indie publisher badass, sent me an envelope with two really nice pens. The enclosed note said they were for signing copies when my book came out. I put them in my desk box, the closest thing I have to a drawer because I work at an old IKEA sofa table with the legs cut down. That I would be signing books seemed…

All the links to purchase Who by Water

If you’d like your very own copy of my shiny, new book when it drops on May 4 you can purchase it any number of ways. Preorder the paperback on Amazon Preorder the Kindle ebook Preorder the iBook version Preorder the GooglePlay ebook Autographed copies (will ship after May 4) victoria

Events and stuff

I have been walking around with a completely stunned expression on my face for at least two days. The book is real. It’s for sale. My. Book. Is. For. Sale. Well, it’s available for pre-order. I’ve never really understood that word. Is pre-order really a thing? I mean aren’t we all just ordering things for a later delivery? Whether it’s a legit word or not, it’s happening. Who by Water is available on…

Hey, It’s a Book Thing

There’s a cover! (I’m not saying there’s video of me jumping up and down with excitement anywhere, but there could be.) And, there are book launch events scheduled and getting scheduled. If you’d like to know when I’ll be out in the world showing off my new baby like this: You can sign up for the Dead Letter Office Newsletter on the side over there. I promise not to spam the crap…