And now, kittens!

Hey all! As you might have read on Friday, my publishing house surprised me to let me know that my book is coming out October 4th. There’s still a boatload of stuff that still needs to be confirmed, which means I am trying very hard not to freak out. *reaches for paper bag*

In the meantime, I want to ask that if you can help me get the word out in any way, and haven’t let me know yet, please go to this post. I’ll be most grateful!

So in the interest of not freaking out, I’m going to not think of my book for the rest of the afternoon. (Out of my hands now…) Instead, I’m giving in to popular demand.

Two things:

1) I know the pictures are sort of squiffy. That’s because my camera was just barely fast enough to catch them in hyper mode. The alternative would have been to take pictures of them sleeping. Seriously, they’re like four year olds on too much sugar.

2) The names are as yet unconfirmed. See, they’re still small, so it’s tricky to figure out who’s male and who’s female. I’ll confirm when they go for their first vaccines.

Okay… I present to you…






The Vanished Knight is out next week. HEEEEEEEELP!!!

Yeah… The time has come, ladies and gentlemen! I have a release date, and it’s much sooner than I expected.

In fact, I’d like to launch The Vanished Knight by 15 October (projected release is 4 October).

For me to make a bit of a splash, I need your help. I know this is super short notice, but I literally found out thirty minutes ago. The delay between finding out and posting this was caused by me picking myself up from the floor.

Because I know that your schedules are super full, I’m doing it this way: I’m letting you decide when you’d like to do the post. If you can help at all, please let me know in the comments:

What you’d like to do. I’ll do: guest posts, author interviews and character interviews. You can also request an e-copy of my book for reviews, or simply my cover and/or blurb to post it on your blog.

When you’d like to do it. Anything from 15 October to 31 January works for me.

Contact details. I need to be able to contact you.

Thanks in advance to everyone who’ll help!

Do You Have a Dream? Update

Hey all! Still as rushed as before, but since it would suck if I missed my own bloghop, I thought I’d give a quick update on my Five-Year-Project activities.
First bit of excellent news is that my ITIN arrived. So at least I know I’ll be able to publish.
Then, I’ve received the draft of The Vanished Knight’s cover. Can’t share yet, but it’s awesome. Can’t wait to show you all.
I’ve also received the first round of copyedits. Will be Iaunching into them this weekend. In the meantime, I’m steaIing snippets of time to finish Birds vs Bastards by Friday. Only two scenes left.
Next month, I’ll be back to editing TVK. I’ll be drafting in my down-time, but I haven’t decided which WiPs to work on.
That’s it for now. Who else has news to share?

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You might have noticed that I’ve been scarce…

Yeah, I haven’t been around for the past few days. Things have been a bit hectic, with me suddenly having to care for five kittens (photos are forthcoming). On top of that, I have guest visiting as well, and work which has become a lot less fun today.

As always, I won’t be expanding on the work situation, because I really don’t think you’d want to hear me bitch about the magical disappearance of over nineteen forty foot containers of oranges. But then, I might turn it into an escapist story about the world’s greatest magician to grace an export office.


Besides this, my 30 September deadline for me to finish the Birds vs Bastards rewrites looms closer and I’m a bit behind…

So. This means that I’ll be scarce for a few more days, but I promise to visit and follow all my Follow Fest co-entrants by this time next week, and then I’ll be a lot more faithful to my usual blog visits

Okay. That’s what’s going on at my end.

I do, however, have a real post today, at Untethered Realms. It’s about how I (and I suspect most other writers) want our books to be read. I’d love it if you checked it out! X

Follow Fest

Hey all! Sorry for the delay. Have kittens in the house and I’m a bit busy taking care of them. Here are my answers, though…

Name:  Misha

Fiction or nonfiction?
Fiction all the way.

What genres do you write?
At the moment, I’m writing or have written epic fantasy, urban fantasy, sci fi, historical fiction, YA and Adult. 

Are you published?
My YA Epic Fantasy will be published in the near future. 

Where can people connect with you?
My Writing Blog (see to your right for various following options)


Alex J Cavanaugh Taking the World by Storm

Hey all! Yep, you guessed it, I’m part of the ninja conspiracy to have Alex take over the bloggosphere. 

Comment on Alex’s blog this week for a chance to win a Cassa mug, mousepad, magnet, and swag!
Me: So… What’s next?
Alex: Retirement? I’m not sure. I have an idea for another book, but just not in a place to write it now. My music has taken over so much of my life and I’m not sure there is room for writing anymore. Regardless, I’ve achieved far more than I ever thought possible as an author, so I’m happy.

Me: I know I’d love to see another book by Alex. He’s one of my favorite authors, after all. Who else would like to see more Alex J. Cavanaugh books? 
By Alex J Cavanaugh
From the Amazon Best Selling Series!
A storm gathers across the galaxy…
Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.
After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.
Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could return. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…

“CassaStorM is a touching and mesmerizing space opera full of action and emotion with strong characters and a cosmic mystery.” – Edi’s Book Lighhouse

“Cavanaugh makes world building on the galactic scale look easy. The stakes affect the entire known universe and yet Cavanaugh makes it intensely personal for our hero. The final installment of this series will break your heart and put it back together.”
– Charity Bradford, science fantasy author of The Magic Wakes
“…mesmerizing story of survival, personal sacrifice, tolerance, and compassion. It’s a rare jewel that successfully utilizes both character and plot to tell a story of such immense scope and intimate passion…” – Nancy S. Thompson, author of The Mistaken
$16.95 USA, 6×9 Trade paperback, 268 pages, Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
Science fiction/adventure and science fiction/space opera
Print ISBN 9781939844002 eBook ISBN 9781939844019
$4.99 EBook available in all formats
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Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He is experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The author of the Amazon bestsellers, CassaStar and CassaFire, he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.

Hey all!

I’m sleepy and don’t have the concentration span of a goldfish. So I – OMG sandwich!!!

Aaaaanyway, I’m going to play hookie today.

Will be around more tomorrow!