Friday, November 30, 2018

COVER REVEAL: Wolf Smoke (Langyan Series) by Poe Casavant


They were chosen to save their country. First, they'll have to save themselves. 

Following a decade of nuclear war, the population has plummeted, forcing the world to find a civilian-saving alternative. They settle on the Langyan Series, where, in order to decide international disputes, twelve-person teams from each country will compete in paintball battles inside a specially designed arena.

Sarah Charlton—a depressed, destructive, and anxiety-ridden college dropout—is the last person anyone expects to lead the USA team. Cut off from the outside world, she and her eleven teammates, including an old friend and an old flame, must rely on one another for safety and support. To prove her worth as a leader, Sarah first has to learn to trust in herself.

But then the Series turns deadly, and as the team fights to stay alive, Sarah fights to hold onto her humanity.

A thrilling science-fiction story by Poe Casavant

Cover art by l0cke

February 26, 2019 from Sky Forest Press

Add it to your Goodreads today

About the Author: Poe Casavant is the author of the first book in the Langyan Series and its upcoming sequels. By day, she designs robotic props and hairpieces for the fashion world. When not working, you can find her crashing through waves in her sea kayak, jumping out of airplanes, or training for her current goal of climbing the highest peak on every continent. (Five down, three to go!) Poe’s passion is creating high-octane stories with characters who shatter traditional stereotypes.

Poe lives in sunny Silicon Valley with her husband, cat, and two parrots.

Find Poe on Twitter and her website.
Relevant links: Poe’s website:
Sky Forest Press’s website:
Cover artist: l0cke,

Friday, October 26, 2018

VIDEO: Newfoundland Vlog - July 2018 - Day 1 - Travel Day


I started a new vlog series called Away with Heidi on our Small Space Big Life YouTube channel. Here's the first one. It showcases our travel day to Newfoundland, Canada.

We have lots of other travel videos from Paris, Cinque Terre, Quebec City, and Walt Disney World, just to name a few. Don't forget to like and subscribe while you're there!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

BOOK SPOT: Ambasadora Books at Carpe Librum


I am happy to report that my AMBASADORA books have been spotted among the cats (Stan Lee and Spencer) at Carpe Librum Bookstore & Art Gallery! This online store, run by Melissa Eisenmeier, has fun pop-up shops around the country throughout the year. Follow them on Instagram for updates.

Monday, October 01, 2018

ARTICLE: The Forgotten Ones by Steena Holmes at The Big Thrill by Heidi Ruby Miller


"'I wish I could take you into my office,' Holmes says, 'but it’s currently a cluttered disaster zone. I’m in the middle of preparing reader boxes that need to get mailed.' She elaborates on the reader boxes she’s assembling: 'I’ve put together a few of my favorite things, like a special reading mug, chocolates, tote bag, etc., along with a signed copy of THE FORGOTTEN ONES, for those in my awesome reader group. Thanks to the crazy mess in my office I’ve been writing up in my bedroom.'”

Read the entire interview in The Big Thrill Magazine.

Steena Holmes is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of titles including Saving Abby, Stillwater Rising, and The Memory Child. Named to the “20 Best Books by Women in 2015” list by Good Housekeeping and Redbook, Steena won the National Indie Excellence Award in 2012 for Finding Emma as well as the USA Book News Award for The Word Game in 2015. Steena lives in Calgary, Alberta, and is a self-proclaimed “travelholic” who can’t resist a good cup of coffee. To find out more about her books and her love of traveling, you can visit her website or follow her journeys on Instagram @authorsteenaholmes.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

ARTICLE: The Children's Game by Max Karpov at The Big Thrill by Heidi Ruby Miller


"It’s early morning in Florida, that time before the heat really sets in, and Max Karpov, author of the political thriller THE CHILDREN’S GAME, is writing under the canopy of trees in his yard and listening to the canal flowing behind his house. A runner, traveler, and journalist, Karpov always finds inspiration from the outdoors, which is why he initially plans his books at the beach."

Read the entire interview in The Big Thrill Magazine.

Journalist and novelist Max Karpov spent several years researching and writing THE CHILDREN’S GAME. A Washington, D.C. native, Karpov has written for The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and elsewhere.

(Max Karpov is a pseudonym).

To learn more, please visit his website at

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

BOOK: All Saints by Jason Jack Miller



In some dark corners of Mexico, All Saints’ Day isn’t merely a time to remember the dead. It’s an invitation to commune.

When a woman cursed with immortality and a man haunted by a bloody war stumble headlong into this strange mélange of mysticism and cosmology, they learn that a return home may entail more than a voyage of mere miles. It will require them to traverse space and time.

A groundbreaking work as tenacious as a hurricane and as radiant as Van Gogh’s STARRY NIGHT, this contemporary myth amplifies the conventions of genre and literary fiction to take us on a journey in a way that only a book can, and reminds us that even in
darkness there is light.


"The author of Hellbender is back with a new book that proves beyond a doubt that 'there's more than one way to chase the devil around a stump.' This genre-bending book reads like Gabriel Garcia Marquez getting in a bayonet fight on the battlefield. The plot explodes with action and fabulism. The dialogue stuns with its craftiness and then settles in with a deep afterburn. All the words zing like handmade bullets. And amidst all the fireworks of his imagination, the book just bleeds with so much heart you want to keep turning the pages. All Saints speaks to those among us whose candles are sputtering and beaten down to the wick by the winds of life, but still defiantly flaming on with the will of a wildfire, eager to dream, live and love. The novel stands on its own, but this addition to the Murder Ballads series is a gift to fans of the series, because Jason Jack Miller is an artisan crafting fiction at the top of his game."
-- Michael Arnzen, five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Play Dead

"What I love about Jason Jack Miller’s fiction is the way he pulls me deep into his characters’ milieus and doesn’t let me out again--not that I want out--until long after the final page. His Murder Ballads and Whiskey series made me see my beloved/hated Appalachian landscape with clearer vision, beyond the littered streets of dying towns and into the magic, where screaming guitar riffs and dangerous love compete with evil for dominance over everybody’s soul. His new novel, All Saints, has evil still in fevered pursuit, but this time his hero--Ben, a war vet suffering from PTSD--is assisted (i.e. restrained from destroying himself) by three native boys, a yellow dog, and a beautiful, eternally young woman while they carom through Central American jungles and villages in search of the magic that can save them all. The writing is so rich that you will smell the jungle or feel the sand between your toes as you read; the characters are authentic and believable, and the mysticism will beguile. Miller writes with authority, but don’t expect to be in safe hands. He will take you where you might not wish to go--but will be glad you did."
-- Randall Silvis, Fulbright Award-winning author of The Boy Who Shoots Crows

"Action sequences and mystical elements are skillfully written."
-- Publisher's Weekly

Jason Jack Miller knows it’s silly to hold onto the Bohemian ideals of literature, music, and love above all else. But he doesn’t care.

As a record store clerk at a time when record stores mattered, as a whitewater raft guide on some of Appalachia’s wildest rivers, and as a concierge in one of Florida’s finest hotels—he has always sought every opportunity to be involved with and affected by the world around him. He chases experiences and then transforms them into stories

Some of these stories can be found in his Murder Ballads and Whiskey series. The first three books are currently available: The Devil and Preston Black, Hellbender, and The Revelations of Preston Black. Hellbender was Jason's thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction Graduate Program. The novel won the Arthur J. Rooney Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year Award.

The next installment, All Saints, came out February 2018.

His career got its start when he co-authored an outdoor travel guide with his wife in 2006. Since then his work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, literary journals, online, as part of a travel guide app for mobile phones, and in the award-winning writing guide Many Genres, One Craft.

He is a high school science teacher, and is now an instructor and mentor in Seton Hill University’s prestigious Writing Popular Fiction MFA program. He lives just outside of Pittsburgh with his wife and Small Space Big Life co-creator, Heidi, and a cat named Francesca. Find him at, on YouTube as Jason Jason Miller or Small Space Big Life, and on Twitter and Instagram @jasonjackmiller.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

ARTICLE: High Treason by Diann Mills at The Big Thrill by Heidi Ruby Miller


"DiAnn Mills, author of the new thriller HIGH TREASON, lives up to her tag line: Expect an adventure. One look at her Instagram feed (@diannmillsauthor) gives you the big picture of not just a writer, but also a community leader, a traveler, a fashionista, and a coffee connoisseur."

Read the entire interview in The Big Thrill Magazine.

And check out more about Diann Mills, High Treason, and the rest of her books at

Thursday, November 02, 2017

EVENT: Uniontown Public Library 2017 Author Series: Jason Jack Miller





"Fiction and the Power of Belief"

November 4, 2017

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Jason Jack Miller knows it’s silly to hold onto the Bohemian ideals of literature, music, and love above all else. But he doesn’t care.

His own adventures paddling wild mountain rivers and playing Nirvana covers for less-than-enthusiastic crowds inspired his Murder Ballads and Whiskey series. The first three books are currently available: The Devil and Preston Black, Hellbender, and The Revelations of Preston Black. The next installment, All Saints, is due out in February 2018.

Hellbender was Jason's thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction Graduate Program, where he is now a mentor and guest lecturer. The novel won the Arthur J. Rooney Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year Award.

His career got its start when he co-authored an outdoor travel guide with his wife in 2006. Since then his work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, literary journals, online, as part of a travel guide app for mobile phones, and in the award-winning writing guide Many Genres, One Craft.

When Jason isn't writing he's on his mountain bike or looking for his next favorite guitar.

He is a member of The Authors Guild, Pennwriters, Littsburgh, and International Thriller Writers. He lives just outside of Pittsburgh with his wife, Heidi, with whom he shares a lifestyle and travel channel on YouTube called Small Space Big Life. Tweet him @jasonjackmiller. Gram him @jasonjackmiller. Email him at jasonjackmiller at And peruse his website at


Throughout 2017, the Uniontown Public Library will showcase the talent of novelists, short story writers, and poets. Each month, a writer will visit the Library to share their experiences as published authors. They will offer a short talk on a subject related to their genre, do a reading from their work, and participate in a question and answer session with the audience. A meet-and-greet and book signing will follow.

These events are free and open to the public — you do not have to be a member of the Uniontown Public Library to attend! Each event will be ticketed, with the free tickets becoming available at the Library’s main desk before each author’s visit. Seats are limited, so we encourage you to get your tickets early.

Monday, October 23, 2017



I interviewed award-winning author Fred Adams, Jr., about New Pulp for my YouTube series Three Great Things About. Fred will be presenting at the Uniontown Public Library tonight, Monday, October 23, 2017 from 6-8 PM as part of the UPL 2017 Author Series.

Monday, October 09, 2017

INTERVIEW: Heidi Ruby Miller by Shara White at Speculative Chic


I share My Favorite Things with Shara White over at Speculative Chic.
Do we have any in common?

"Growing up I just assumed all my friends, whether male or female, liked what I liked. It’s a conceit of youth that I admit still surfaces in me today. Back then, I figured everyone had watched MacGyver and later X-Files, that they designed lasers and read G.I. Joe comics. (You know, the usual.) Imagine my surprise when one of my best girlfriends said, 'I don’t really like that sci-fi stuff.' I took her statement as anyone would — riotous laughter then sobering shock. I mean, who wouldn’t want to read my collection of Robotech books or stay up late to watch Battlestar Galactica (the original one where Muffit was a supporting character), or take a bunch of extra computer classes during the summer?"


Wednesday, October 04, 2017

BOOK: Steel Blood (Steel Empires Book 3) by J.L. Gribble


STEEL BLOOD (Steel Empires Book 3)

by J.L. Gribble

As her children begin lives of their own, Victory struggles with the loneliness of an empty nest. Just when the city of Limani could not seem smaller, an old friend requests that she come out of retirement for one final mercenary contract—to bodyguard his granddaughter, a princess of the Qin Empire.

For the first time in a century, the Qin and British Empires are reopening diplomatic relations. Alongside the British delegation, Victory and her daywalker Mikelos arrive in the Qin colony city of Jiang Yi Yue. As the Qin weredragons and British werewolves take careful steps toward a lasting peace between their people, a connection between the Qin princess and a British nobleman throw everyone’s plans in disarray.

Meanwhile, a third faction stalks the city under the cover of darkness.


By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. She is currently working on the Steel Empires series for Dog Star Books, the science-fiction/adventure imprint of Raw Dog Screaming Press. Previously, she was an editor for the Far Worlds anthology.

Gribble studied English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She received her Master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, where her debut novel Steel Victory was her thesis for the program.

She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (, on Facebook, and on Twitter and Instagram.

Friday, September 08, 2017

PODCAST: ArtsReviews's: Heidi Ruby Miller Readings


Thank you to Art Sippo for recording my readings at Pulpfest/Farmercon 2017 on his wonderful podcast Art's Reviews. I read short excerpts, which included complementary chapters from Greenshift and Starrie, which I have always wanted to do because this particular bad guy from Greenshift doesn't get his comeuppance until Starrie. And, of course, I read from Man of War in honor of its launch that weekend. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

BOOK: Charity Anthology Pets in Space 2



Release Date: October 10, 2017

The pets are back!

Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, features twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors. Join in the fun, from the Dragon Lords of Valdier to a trip aboard award-winning author, Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr to journeying back to Luda where Grim is King, for stories that will take you out of this world.

Join New York Times, USA TODAY, and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, M.K. Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E. Subject, Carol Van Natta, and Alexis Glynn Latner as they share stories and help out, a charity that supports our veterans!

10% of all preorders and the first month’s profits go to Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Good-bye, Puddahs. You Were the Best Kitty.

Last week we lost Puddahs, and I'm still trying to deal with the heartbreak. Some of you knew her from visiting our little home, some of you knew her from Instagram, Twitter, and this blog. She was sweet and never judging. Always consoling, always the presence that Jason and I needed when life was tough.

We named her Francesca after Frances Mayes because I watched Under the Tuscan Sun constantly when we first got her. The movie and Francesca were a type of therapy for me because I had been assaulted in the classroom where I taught and never returned to the profession after that day. There were many dark days to come as I healed, and Puddahs was right there.

Then last year when the migraines debilitated me, she was also there, comforting, just being. (I miss you, Puddahs.)

Jason and I still feel her in the house, but the emptiness is slowly creeping in.

Thank you to my mum for staying at her side during those last days as we rushed home from Lisbon to say good-bye. I believe Puddahs knew she as loved and ws ready to rest. Such a good little kitty.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

BOOK: A Collection of Nightmares by Christina Sng



by Christina Sng

Hold your screams and enter a world of seasonal creatures, dreams of bones, and confessions modeled from open eyes and endless insomnia.

Christina Sng’s A Collection of Nightmares is a poetic feast of sleeplessness and shadows, an exquisite exhibition of fear and things better left unsaid. Here are ramblings at the end of the world and a path that leads to a thousand paper cuts at the hands of a skin carver. There are crawlspace whispers, and fresh sheets gently washed with sacrifice and poison, and if you’re careful in this ghost month, these poems will call upon the succubus to tend to your flesh wounds and scars.

These nightmares are sweeping fantasies that electrocute the senses as much as they dull the ache of loneliness by showing you what’s hiding under your bed, in the back of your closet, and inside your head. Sng’s poems dissect and flower, her autopsies are delicate blooms dressed with blood and syntax. Her words are charcoal and cotton, safe yet dressed in an executioner’s garb.

Dream carefully.
You’ve already made your bed.
The nightmares you have now will not be kind.
And you have no one to blame but yourself.

Christina Sng is a poet, writer, and artist. She earned her BA in Criminology and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne and spent most of her career as a web consultant, content producer, UX strategist, and information architect.

Since 2001, Christina’s work has appeared in numerous venues worldwide, especially her poetry which garnered many accolades over the years, most notably nominations in the Dwarf Stars and Rhysling Awards, as well as Honorable Mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror.

Her recent collections include A Constellation of Songs, Astropoetry, and Catku. An Assortment of Sky Things, her chapbook of space poems, was nominated for the 2017 Elgin Award. A Collection of Nightmares is her first full-length book of dark poetry.

“Christina Sng’s A Collection of Nightmares knits a magic quilt of surreal and unique portraits turning the stuff of nightmares and pain into beautiful, even when bloody, images of release and redemption.”
—Linda D. Addison, award-winning author of How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend

“Participating in a Grand Guignol tradition that traces back to Shelley and Poe…there’s a simultaneously more poignant and more disturbing undertow moving just beneath these spiny surfaces: the notion that, against terrifying events beyond our control, the compassion we carry with us will be our only line of defence, our last light shining through the kindness we show, all the more precious for how briefly it flashes.”
—Mike Allen, author of Hungry Constellations

“This is a book of breathtaking artistry. In verse that ranges widely in subject matter and metrical form, Christina Sng invariably focuses on just those words and images that evoke terror, otherworldliness, and fantasy. But deep emotional resonance is not absent, and Sng can evoke poignancy and melancholy as effortlessly as she can evoke fear and dread.”
—S. T. Joshi

“Christina Sng’s poetry gives me the same feeling as observing a Kandinsky painting or hearing a Nine Inch Nails song: something immediate, deeply complex and intensely profound. It is, in short, a wonder.”
—Jason Erik Lundberg, author of Strange Mammals

“As I read this collection, I found myself exclaiming aloud, for there were so many I could relate to, and that is rare for me. Herein are poems that bite you by surprise, delight you with the weave of fresh fabric…A goodly number are dark SF story capsules, from alien interventions to surviving on a world ruined by mankind. I could not pick a single favorite. I loved them all.”
—Marge Simon, Bram Stoker Award® winning poet

“Each of these fifty or so potent poems are actually stunning little stories about terrifying transformations. Each of the tales she tells are chilling, but her poetic and playful approach spins you around in a vortex of exquisite language and a swirling miasma of wildly terrifying imagination until you yourself are transformed… left dizzy and eager for the next time around. A brilliantly twisted collection, sure to turn a number of heads.”
—Michael Arnzen, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Freakcidents and The Gorelets Omnibus

Saturday, June 10, 2017



This is a transfer of a Windows Movie Maker project Jason did back in 2014. It was our second trip to Paris. Some of the quality is old school, but that's part of what we like about it. You can check out our other lifestyle and travel videos on our YouTube channel SMALL SPACE BIG LIFE.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

BOOK: The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne



When the notorious child abductor, “The Marsh King,” escapes from a maximum security prison in Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula wilderness, Helena Pelletier is sure she can use the hunting and tracking skills she learned as a child to find him. After all, no one is The Marsh King’s equal when it comes to navigating the marshland—except Helena herself, his daughter.

But as Helena hunts her father to return him to prison, gradually she realizes that his escape is the first step in an elaborate scheme to kidnap her and her two young daughters. As their cat and quarry game unfolds, she must use all of her wilderness skills not only to thwart his plan, but to survive it.

Selected by iBooks and Publisher’s Weekly as one of the BEST BOOKS OF THE SUMMER!

“Exceptional. . . . Helena’s conflicting emotions about her father and her own identity elevate this powerful story.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Karen Dionne is cofounder of the online writers community Backspace, and organizes the Salt Cay Writers Retreat held every other year on a private island in the Bahamas. She is a member of the International Thriller Writers, where she served on the board of directors as Vice President, Technology.

Karen’s short fiction has appeared in Bathtub Gin, The Adirondack Review, Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine, and Thought Magazine, as well as First Thrills: High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors, an anthology of short stories from bestselling and emerging authors edited by Lee Child.

Karen has written about the publishing industry from an author’s perspective for AOL’s DailyFinance, and blogs at The Huffington Post. Other articles and essays have been published in Writer’s Digest Magazine, RT Book Reviews, Guide to Literary Agents, and Handbook of Novel Writing (Writers Digest Books).

Karen has been honored by the Michigan Humanities Council as a Humanities Scholar for her body of work as an author, writer, and as co-founder of Backspace. She enjoys nature photography and lives with her husband in Detroit’s northern suburbs.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

INTERVIEW: Heidi Ruby Miller by Tee Morris and Philippa Ballentine on The Shared Desk


I was chatting with Tee Morris and Philippa Ballentine on The Shared Desk podcast during the 2017 SFWA Nebula Awards Conference. Here's a partial from the transcript:

We get a visit from Heidi Ruby Miller who is rocking this cool retro sci-fi pattern…

And just like that Heidi’s on the podcast.

Yes, there is a ball app and Tee travels with one.

Heidi has snuck away from the Pennwriters Conference to hang with science fiction authors.

What was Heidi up to at the Pennwriters Conference?

What Heidi and her husband, Jason Jack, are up to on social media?

Check out Small Space, Big Life on YouTube.

Listen to Episode #75 in its entirety at The Shared Desk.

Monday, May 29, 2017

BOOK: A LIFE OF DEATH Book 1 by Weston Kincade



Ghosts are speaking to Alex, but can he bring them justice?

Alex is a troubled teen with a checkered past, a broken home, and a surprising ability: psychometry. When he touches items murder victims held in their final moments, he relives the events in gruesome detail. But who will believe a troubled teen, especially when murders implicate the town’s founding family?

If you like amazing supernatural stories that are intense, powerful, and fraught with emotion, then you'll love Weston Kincade's suspenseful coming-of-age trilogy, A Life of Death. Ghosts are speaking, and they want answers. Heed the call. Buy A Life of Death.

“Full of emotion and angst, and some wonderful imagery, you will feel this story as you read it.”
~ Mark Matthews, author of Milk-Blood

Published by Books of the Dead Press, the rights to the first two books in the A Life of Death Trilogy were returned to Weston January 1, 2017. The new release will be in late May 2017 in conjunction with the official release of the third and final book in the trilogy, Sacrifices. Until the trilogy's official release, the podiobook of book one is still available. To listen to A Life of Death, visit

Weston Kincade writes fantasy, paranormal, and horror novels that stretch the boundaries of imagination, and often genres. His current series include the A Life of Death trilogy and the Priors. Weston's short stories have been published in Alucard Press' "50 Shades of Slay," Kevin J. Kennedy's collected "Christmas Horror" and "Easter Horror," and other anthologies. He is a member of the Horror Writer's Association (HWA) and has helped invest in future writers for years while teaching English. In his spare time Weston enjoys spending time with his wife and Maine Coon cat, Hermes, who talks so much he must speak for the Gods. Visit him at Fantasy and Fiction by Weston Kincade.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

VIDEO: SMALL SPACE BIG LIFE: Magic Kingdom Fireworks Cruise


For my parents' 45th Wedding Anniversary all the kids took them on a Magic Kingdom Fireworks Cruise at Walt Disney World and we captured the highlights over at our YouTube channel SMALL SPACE BIG LIFE. This was our second specialty cruise at WDW and it was just as magical. If you'd like to book your own cruise, visit the Disney site.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

INTERVIEW: Heidi Ruby Miller by Hilary Hauck at Pennwriters


I was recently interviewed by Hilary Hauck for my upcoming appearance at the 30th Annual Pennwriters Conference in Pittsburgh May 18-20, 2017. Here's a peek:

What is the most challenging aspect of your work?
Migraine headaches. I was so debilitated by them last year that I had to take a hiatus. Worst of all, I had to tell a publisher for the first time ever that I might not finish a contracted book. Lucky for me, said publisher was quite understanding and gave me a year’s extension. I’m happy to say the book, Man of War, is coming out this year from the wonderful people at Meteor House. Though I am back to writing, I have slowed down considerably and may never be able to reach the word counts I did before. But I’ll do what I can because even a little is better than nothing.

Tell me about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be the most significant in your career.
Man of War. Simply because I truly didn’t believe I would ever finish it, let alone write anything again. That book symbolizes a very long and painful journey toward healing. Oh, and did I mention it is a sequel to a Philip Jose Farmer book?! It took two years to get the contract finalized to begin with using a chapter by chapter outline initially to show them the concept. That long summary went through three editors at Meteor House, Farmer’s agent, and two of my agents (I changed agencies when the project was in its early stages) before I actually started the first draft. Even as excited and honored as I was then, I couldn’t have known what Man of War would mean to my life personally.

Read the rest at the Pennwriters website.

Friday, May 12, 2017

EVENT: Heidi Ruby Miller at 2017 SFWA Nebula Mass Autographing


I'll be signing my books at the 2017 SFWA Nebula Mass Autographing on Friday, May 18 at 8:00 PM, alongside 100 other authors, including Phillippa Ballentine, Neil Clarke, Lawrence C. Connolly, Gardner Dozois, Scott Edelman, Timons Esaias, Laura Anne Gilman, Joe Haldeman, Larry Ivkovich, Mary Robinette Kowal, Rhonda Mason, Seanan McGuire, Jason Jack Miller, Connie WIllis, and Jane Yolen. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the SFWA Nebula Conference website.