Author Archives: Claudie Arseneault

City of Betrayal Cover Reveal

Claudie Arseneault/ September 8, 2017/ Books, City of Spires, Publication, Writing/ 0 comments

It’s time! Patreon and newsletter subscribers have had the privilege of seeing this cover earlier than anyone else, but here it is, the full wrap-around cover! Have you basked it its glory yet? Appreciated the incendiary sky and the ridiculous amount of (hand-drawn) details on the main building? I am, it is needless to say, all heart-eyes over this second

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Exploring Gumroad: Your 101 Guide to the Platform’s Extensive Options

Claudie Arseneault/ August 5, 2017/ Publication, Writing/ 1 comments

Early in July, in the wake of yet another debate surrounding Amazon’s overwhelming presence in the book industry (and its importance to self-publishers), I discovered Gumroad (you can all thank Bogi Takács for that). What followed was several days of investigating how it worked and what it could do (and how to handle taxes with it), and I’ve compiled a

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Navigating Queer Book Community as an Aromantic

Claudie Arseneault/ July 3, 2017/ Books, Community/ 4 comments

This post didn’t start as a list. I had some nice paragraphs about how my writing statement mission had shifted from “queer sff adventures” to stories that would center platonic relationships. I had some Feels about why that is important, to me and others. And part of the why is how hostile queer lit is to aromantic people, and as

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Summer Sale!

Claudie Arseneault/ May 21, 2017/ Books, City of Spires, Publication, Viral Airwaves, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

Hey all! It’s May 22nd, 2017, and everything I have written is on sale! All of it, no exception, until the end of the month! Viral Airwaves – $1.99 (Kindle) / $0.99 (all others) Asexual MC, enemies-to-lovers plotline between a gay captain and a bisexual rebel leader, established couples being <3 at each other, government conspiracies! Henry Schmitt loves his noodles and would

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Gritty Stories, Humanizing Villains, and Narrative Consequences

Claudie Arseneault/ May 18, 2017/ Characters, City of Spires, Worldbuilding, Writing/ 0 comments

For as long as I remember, I have loved villains. It’s not really a surprise. Main characters usually are pretty bland and have telegraphed romances, while villains have rich motives, a lot of drive, and are so often coded as queer (and heck, often more precisely as aromantic and asexual). I lived for Redemption Arcs and absolutely loved novels who

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Interview with RoAnna Sylver, Author of the Chameleon Moon

Claudie Arseneault/ April 2, 2017/ Books, Community/ 0 comments

Hello ladies, gentlemen, and nonbinary friends! I hope you like my author interviews because today we welcome the sweetest, most beautiful author-writer of my entourage (I have an entourage now, apparently): RoAnna Sylver! The second book in the Chameleon Moon series, The Lifeline Signal, was the first I had the honour of editing, and it released on March 21st! So we’re

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A Tiny Indie Editor’s Guide To Writing Call for Submissions

Claudie Arseneault/ March 20, 2017/ Books, Projects, Publication, Wings of Renewal, Writing/ 0 comments

I strongly believe that being indie is no excuse for not running an overall smooth show. Sure, you’ll run into hurdles. Everyone has unexpected issues. But if you mean to publish other writers, it is your responsability to gather as much information as you can before launching into your project. Know the business, even if you never ran it yourself.

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Interview with Tiffany Rose, (Co)Author of HELLO WORLD

Claudie Arseneault/ February 16, 2017/ Books, Community, Publication, Writing/ 0 comments

February seems a good month to host asexual authors, so why not one more? Tiffany Rose’s first novel releases one day before City of Strife, and we figured we’d exchange some cool questions! First, though, here’s a quick peek at Tiffany’s book in case you haven’t run into it yet! Scott’s skills as a surveillance expert come in pretty handy when

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Problems Daughter: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction by The Future Fire

Claudie Arseneault/ February 9, 2017/ Books/ 1 comments

Always on the lookout for anthologies to submit to and support? I might have one for you! Problem Daughters will amplify the voices of women who are sometimes excluded from mainstream feminism. It will be an anthology of beautiful, thoughtful, unconventional speculative fiction and poetry around the theme of intersectional feminism, focusing on the lives and experiences of marginalized women,

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The Dive – An Exclusive Jaeger/Diel Isandor Short Story

Claudie Arseneault/ February 8, 2017/ Books, City of Spires, Publication, Writing/ 0 comments

It feels like these days, my blog is full of cool announcements. That’s good, it’s how I like it! So what is today’s? Simple: I have written a bonus short story to go along with City of Strife, featuring the two very gay elves at the heart of House Dathirii. More specifically, how they (Diel and Jaeger) met and fell in

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