I’ve spent the last several days going over the first edits of my new YA science fiction book, Miranda of Daris, with Maxine Bringenberg, editor at World Castle Publishing. It’s exciting to have another one in the works.
I wrote Miranda over a year ago, and I still like it, but I notice that my writing has matured a bit since then. I still have a tendency to “telescope” stories and need to keep working at slowing down the pacing. That’s one disadvantage of having been a journalist. We tend to get to the point entirely too quickly. Not everything is a Dr. Who marathon.
Meanwhile, I continue the search for a literary agent to represent my latest sf/fantasy novel.
Update: Miranda is scheduled for publication on February 15, 2015. You can preorder copies for Kindle on Amazon to get it as soon as it is released!
This is the website of Juliana Rew, science fiction author and e-book editor/publisher.
I recently took a workshop with Cat Rambo and Caren Gussoff on revising the first pages of your novel to make the best impression on potential agents or publishers. Conducting the workshop over Google Hangouts, Cat and Caren read the partcipants’ submissions aloud and critiqued them on the spot, offering hundreds of worthwhile suggestions and answering questions.
I enjoyed the fast-moving format and came away with a lot of valuable tips for improving my particular novel, which is in the midst of revision. I can highly recommend the course. More info on Cat’s online courses is at Cat’s blog, kittywumpus.net/blog/.
Song Stories Press has released a new anthology containing tales inspired by songs by Melissa Etheridge, entitled “Come to My Window.”
It contains my science fiction story, “Love Is in Your Future,” which was inspired by the song, “I’m the Only One.” A couple finds a way to be together, even though only one can live.
The print book is available on CreateSpace and the ebook for Kindle on Amazon.com.
This was my second year participating in NaNoWriMo. Made my word goal this year; now on to the formatting, revision, and shopping!
My new steampunk story, “Home and Garden Show” is now available from Aurora Wolf (free!)
My fantasy story, “Everybody Ought to Have a Maid,” is now out in the July 2013 issue of Bards and Sages Quarterly.
The issue is now reduced via Smashwords and Amazon for $0.99. Or, the hardcopy issue is available now through the printer at https://www.createspace.com/4345013
Through July, you can get a 10% discount by applying coupon code BY6VU834.
After 300 years, humanity has crept outward from Earth as far as the Sigma Draconis star system, popularly known as Dragon Stead. On the capital planet, young geniuses are groomed for leadership in “Erenarch Academy: Under the Dragon Banner.”
But will their years of Academy training be enough? Will a cybernetic rebellion and interplanetary war pull them apart? And when an ancient intelligence awakens, will it change humanity’s future forever?
My Y/A SF novella, “Erenarch Academy: Under the Dragon Banner” from World Castle Publishing is now available in hardcopy or eBook (Amazon).
Coming soon: Look for book 2 in the series, “Miranda of Daris,” in press with World Castle.
Reviewers: Contact me if you would like to review “Erenarch Academy.” I would be happy to provide a complimentary copy.
Free stories available
See “My Titles” page for other publications, including free stories.
This is the website for Juliana Rew, science fiction author and e-book editor/publisher.