Win the Ultimate Dresden Files Giveaway!

Happy June from authors Russell Nohelty, RJ Blain, E.M. Whittaker, Sam Ferguson, Amy Cissell, Kris Austen Radcliffe, Demelza Carlton, Frank Martin, Russell Newquist, Devyn Jayse, Galen Surlak-Ramsey, Amir Lane, Robert Batten, Stephanie A. Cain, Rhonda Parrish, James Burton, Jason Franks, Owen Tyler, Caroline A. Gill, Natalie G. Owens, T.J. Loveless,…

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Cover Reveal: Dream Eater by K. Bird Lincoln

Cover of Dream Eater by K. Bird Lincoln. A Japanese girl stands with her back to the viewer and looks over her shoulder. She is on a city street at night.

Today I’m excited to be part of a cover reveal of Dream Eater for World Weaver Press. This is a gorgeous cover, and the book sounds fantastic! Here’s the description: Koi Pierce dreams other peoples’ dreams. Her whole life she’s avoided other people. Any skin-to-skin contact—a hug from her sister,…

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God is in the Detail–Indianapolis Flavor via Research

Photograph of The Ruins at Holliday Park -- the Three Races of Man

One thing I absolutely love about writing urban fantasy is how many little details of life in the Indianapolis area I can squeeze in. (Another thing I love is how easy it is to research, compared to something set in a completely made-up secondary world!) I spent a lot of…

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WIP Wednesday: Shades of Circle City

Shades of Circle City book cover Stephanie A. Cain

I’m having a blast finishing up with Shades of Circle City! I’m still wavering between calling this novel urban fantasy or calling it paranormal romance. Either way, it’s very different from my Storms in Amethir books, but it’s a lot of fun to write. You can read the back of the book and…

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Sunday Snippet: Snowplows and Sixth Street

With the crazy snow coming down today, I thought this was an appropriate snippet. It’s from the story I’m currently working on–an urban fantasy set here in Central Indiana. One of the characters featured in this story is a character who appears in several of my other urban fantasy stories,…

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Choosing between epic and urban fantasy

Angry Robot publishers has announced an Open Door reading period between April 16-30 this year. It’s for unagented debut novelists, and they are only accepting YA or classic fantasy. My classic fantasy, which is still, arguably, my favorite novel, is languishing in overhaul purgatory. I believe with all my heart…

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