Got a treat for you!
I have been hard at work on Book #2 in the Inscrutable Machine series. My publisher, naturally enough, feels that I can't post chapters in a serial format as I write it. Very reasonable, but it takes away what I mostly did with this blog! Still, the good news is I'm nearly (I think) halfway done with the manuscript. I jumped the gun starting it, but after taking a couple of weeks off to redo the plot with lots of new ideas, I now am enthused and inspired.
Along the way, I picked up a new alpha reader. My friend Nikki is a frothing fangirl for the first book, and now the second. She has provided me with fan art, so I'm sharing it with you.
Meet Remington 'Remmy' 'The Kludge' Fawkes, a native of the secret Jovian lunar colonies and a major, major character in the sequel. She's probably the most important character after Penny!
By the way, Nikki gets the same deal Lucy did. In exchange for the reading that keeps me motivated to write, I will make her immortal in print. I have so many plans for Ampexia...