Wednesday, November 4, 2009


FInally, after three months and twenty-seven days (count 'em) SHADOWSONG is finished!!

For the moment. Until my agent says 'ew!' or I get editor's revisions or someone makes me change my mind about the whole snakylicious thing.

I love this manuscript so much more than I thought I would, a month and a half ago when I was writing act two and hating it. The solution was simple, in the end -- one of the villains just wasn't dangerous enough to warrant the kind of contortions the MCs were going through.

So I fixed it, and now it's kinda awesome :) if I may say so myself. When all else fails, make your villain more psychotic. Or add zombies. But we'll save that for another book.

What's it about, you say? Oh, well, since you ask. It's about a banshee gangster hunting for revenge on her mother's killer. Add a ravenous newly-infected vampire, a rusty mad metalfairy and a snake-shifting hero. Oh, my. This guy is one of my favourites.

I don't have a release date yet, but I'm anticipating Fall 2010.

RIght. {dusts hands} that's that done. Now for book #4, as yet untitled, unplotted and pretty much entirely un-thought-about :)


  1. Can't wait!
    xv. Skye

  2. Yay!
    Congratulations Erica!
    It's so much closer to getting into my eagerly awaiting hands now!
    Love & Best Wishes,

  3. When all else fails, make your villain more psychotic. Or add zombies.
    This is now my mantra for life.

  4. Hi Skye :) thanks for dropping by!

  5. Re: Yay!
    Hey RK :D I see you won Shadowfae on Book Chick City! Congrats!

  6. Dying to read your book(s)
    I have been waiting and requesting; do you know if/when your books will be available in Kindle format? I've heard nothing but good things and it looks quite interesting.

  7. Re: Dying to read your book(s)
    Hey there :)
    thanks for commenting! I'm not sure about e-book releases at this stage -- that's up to the publisher. I'm hoping...