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Weekend Update, June 3rd

How the hell is it June already?  Anyone?  You don’t know either?  Okay, moving on.

As usual when I do the East Coast Turnaround, I came down with sinus gunk ™ a few days after.   So that’s been my life for the past few days, moving through a crud-haze and trying not to cough up a lung.  Yay?

But despite sinus crud and corollary naps, I got ~5,000 words written this weekend. Less than I’d hoped for but more than I had before, so there’s that.  1913 historical fantasy set near the Great Lakes, and I’m having a hell of a lot of fun with it.

“Be careful when you speak with the police,” she cautioned. “We do not need a repeat of the St Louis incident.”

I also put together the next Gilman Quarterly newsletter, filled with New and Updates, and a Sneak Peek at a new cover, so if you want to know all that stuff, sign up here!

Additionally,  I’ve now watched 3 of the 6 episodes of GOOD OMENS, and as a fan of the book since before it came out (no, really: I read a copy before it was officially published) I gotta say they’re nailing it.
With the added bonus of pissing off bigots, fundies, and other people with no sense of humor. 😁

I’m saving the other three episodes as a reward for good behavior/more wordage this week.


GABRIEL'S ROAD is available for pre-order!

Yeah, I know, I know.  “Winter 2019,”  I said.  …Well, hey, I’m told it snowed recently in some locations, so it’s still winter somewhere, right?  No?  Okay, fine.  I’m late.

But I am delighted (and relieved) to be able to announce, officially, that GABRIEL’S ROAD will be published April 30th, 2019!  And I think it was totally worth the wait.


Most folk in the Territory never think about the magic around them. They’ve never encountered a magician, fought a spell-beast, or bargained with the devil.

Gabriel Kasun is not most folk.

And the Territory – and his own destiny – isn’t quite done with him yet.

Gabriel's Road cover: a bare-limbed tree in a desert landscape, the sun rising behind it, circled by an ensō.


“Wonderful and beautifully written… Fate creeps up on Gabriel with the inexorability of the rising tide in this insightful, character-driven addition to Gilman’s Devil’s West series. Old readers will be delighted with the revelation of hinted-at secrets, and new readers will be intrigued and want more.” – C.E. Murphy, author of THE WALKER PAPERS and REDEEMER


pre-order the ebook now!
(print edition coming soon)

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“no prayers”


if a mouth speaks
if a tongue shapes
the hand must raise
to ask why
the heart must rise
to say no.

this is mitzvah.
this is god’s work.




© laura anne gilman 2019