FAQ & Fun Stuff
Can I get my books signed?
Yes, but please contact me directly before you make any orders so we can discuss shipping! Print books that are ordered from the site ship directly from the printer in either the UK or the US, which means I do not handle them personally and cannot sign before they ship. Signed books will be shipped from Canada.
Is there going to be another story about Cliopher?
Yes! It is called At the Feet of the Sun and it is now available. Eventually there will be a third big book in the Lays of the Hearth-Fire but it won't be for several years. In the meantime I'm sure Cliopher will show up in other stories. (Case in point, October 2023's The Game of Courts.)
What are you working on?
Many things! I just finished a Conju-centric novella, The Game of Courts, and am currently working on a non-Nine Worlds book titled The Bone Harp, which should hopefully be out in December 2023. I have a few other shorter projects in the works as well, including the third Sisters Avramapul novella ... and then most likely I'll be returning to Alinor and the Greenwing & Dart boys.
How best can I support you?
Buying my books is obviously the best way. Telling your friends about them is also much appreciated! You can also request your library to buy copies so that everyone can enjoy them. Finally, if you'd like to support me in between new releases, you can buy me a cup of tea or donate monthly using Ko-Fi. I also enjoy hearing from readers.
Do you have any maps of Zunidh or Alinor?
I am working on them!
How long is the Greenwing & Dart series going to be?
An excellent question! Originally I was thinking it could be done in seven books, but that was before the various shenanigans in which Jemis and Mr. Dart are involved started to have increasingly fascinating ramifications. After some thought I think it will be a ten-book series--nine from Jemis's point of view and a tenth from Mr. Dart's. Look for #7 some time in the first half of 2024.
What format are the books on your site?
The ebooks currently available for order are DRM-free EPUBs, delivered through Bookfunnel (who also do any technological troubleshooting). Most are now also available in print (paperback and hardcover as is feasible), with Greenwing & Dart coming in print by the end of October 2023.
Will audiobooks ever be available?
Yes, though given the expense and time involved in making them, it's a slow process! Currently Portrait of a Wide Seas Islander and Petty Treasons are available in audiobook format (exclusively from my website), both read by the talented Kae Mills. The Hands of the Emperor is underway but it's a very long book so the audiobook process is also very long.
Want to chat about Cliopher and his Radiancy and all the rest? There's a fan-run Discord server called HOTE Support Group. I hang out in an author-friendly part of it sometimes, too, if you have any questions you'd like to ask me. Access it here.