Will the Mistress of Fortune series be available in print?

Not at this time. If you’d like to see it in print, please take a moment to write Carina Press to express your interest: generalinquiries@carinapress.com

Can I purchase copies of the Mistress of Fortune series through my local indie bookstore?

I’m so glad you asked this question! Both Mistress of Fortune and Mistress of Lies are available from Kobo, which partners with many independent bookstores. Check and see if your local sells eBooks for the Kobo. Also, for your convenience, I compiled a list of indies that sell the series here.

How can I get my copy of Mistress of Fortune signed?

Request an autograph for your eCopy of Mistress of Fortune here:

I also have postcards from my publisher that are appropriate for signing. If you’d like one, drop me an email with your mailing address and how you’d like it inscribed.

Why did you decide to take a digital deal instead of a print deal for the Mistress of Fortune series?

  1. Getting any kind of deal in publishing is difficult these days.
  2. 99.9% of the books I read are eBooks, simply because they’re so convenient. I love print books and would’ve loved for Mistress of Fortune to be one, but I was happy with an eBook-only deal because it’s my preferred format.
  3. Carina Press, my publisher, is the digital-first imprint of Harlequin. I’d heard great things about Carina, particularly about Angela James, the executive editor. Rather than self-publish or go with a smaller print publisher, I liked the fact that Carina, aside from having a good reputation of its own, has the Harlequin machine behind them. Thus far, I’ve been very happy with my decision.

Where do you get your ideas?

Don’t you know never to ask an author that question? Well, if you insist: Anywhere and everywhere. Life is full of inspiration, even the mundane details. Especially the mundane details, if you can figure out a way to stick a corpse in there somewhere.

How do I get published?

Oh, there are many ways. But here’s the way I did it: write a book, query agents, revise the book, query agents, have the book professionally edited, query agents, submit the book to a publisher who accepts unagented manuscripts, get a book deal, get and accept an offer of representation from an agent. P.S. I love my agent, Elizabeth K. Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

What's your favorite inspirational quote?

“Wanting it is easy, but trying to be great — well, that’s absolutely torturous.” –Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Dogs or cats?

Kill, Screw, Marry?

Kill – That Beiber kid
Screw – Idris Elba
Marry – Joe Manganiello

Is that mark on your arm skin cancer?

God, I hope not.