Reader Survey Q&A

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Heyo Darksbane Fans! Shei here. Yeah, I let the ball drop this past month. It got really busy and I soon forgot to make a post. Then I felt bad for not making a post… Then I kinda avoided posting because I was nervous about making the post about forgetting to post… TL;dr Sneaky self-hate/doubt-spiral. But I’m back! And I come bearing gifts… or… answers. So! You might have noticed we have a very important Reader Survey going on! If you didn’t notice, please take this moment to notice and go take our Reader Survey! Doing so helps us better […]

What’s Up Wednesday: Time and Game Again

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Hey Darksbane Fans! So. Time sucks. I mean, we’re on a schedule. We go to bed at 11, relax for an hour together reading, talking, etc. Sleep by 12. We’re up by 8am sharp, and start the day. And somehow between work, menial personal needs (e.g. showers, meals, tidying, etc.) spending time with the family, the pets, friends, etc, and taking our daughter to events at the library, educating her, etc… We barely have time for anything else! Who knew balancing a family and work life could be so hard, eh? 😉 But we struggle in an hour or two […]

What’s Up Wednesday: Shei’s Bday!

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Heyo Darksbane Fans! Yeah, that’s why we’re late with posts this week. It’s my birthday! (Today, technically, but we celebrated Monday/Tuesday.) So basically that’s what’s up this week. I’ve been partying with my friends and family, receiving beautiful, wonderful gifts including the gayest painting ever and I love them all. Anna and I took a few days off for the birthday celebrations which turned out to be pretty good for her because her wrist has been hurting lately and it settled down over the restful days. I’m worried she might be developing carpal tunnel or other repetitive strain injuries in […]

What’s Up Wednesday: Girl Gaming and Harassment.

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Heyo Darksbane Fans! So this week, I thought I’d talk a little about what Anna and I do when we’re not writing, editing, revising, and otherwise working our butts off! Which is mostly…gaming. 🙂 Anna and I have been gamers since we met over 16 years ago (and before). We were playing Dark Age of Camelot together when we were merely sweethearts in high school (and we played it for 8 years!). We’ve been major gamers all these years, and we’ve played all genres, solo,  with friends, and competitively. We’ve topped scoreboards, charted on leaderboards, and generally always been the […]

What’s Up Wednesdays!

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Hi guys! We’ve decided to start updating here weekly with three separate posts: Sunday News – Updates on our writing, our publishing schedule, promotions, etc. May include word count bragging or self-flagellation. What’s Up Wednesdays – What the Darksbanes are up to in a post. Personal updates, fun stuff, anything goes really. Fandom Fridays – Fan art, character info, in-character posts, and maybe even the occasional short story. Basically, stuff for fans of our series to enjoy. In addition to these three weekly blog posts, we’re going to start updating the Newsletter monthly on the first in addition to release announcements. […]

New Site, New Logo!

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Another rainy day in Florence… But I love the rain. Today is a fun day for us at the Darksbane house. 🙂 Anna’s wrapping up the third Steel & Steam novella as we speak (She’ll finish today), and I’m editing it behind her. Tomorrow, we’re going to be re-outlining Risen and finalizing it so I can continue writing it without running into issues and getting lost. We meant to have this done already, but the holidays really took it out of us this year. Yes, that means Dakota is coming soon. 😉  As soon as we finish Risen’s outlining, Anna’s […]

Cupcake’s New Bookshelf (Plus a little art.)

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In the middle of rearranging and tidying up her room, my Cupcake and I decided it was really a bummer that her bookshelf was so tiny. Books were stuffed in the little sling shelf’s two tiny rows ’til they stuck out at all angles like a little cactus of books with corners here and there, and papers sliding out between the covers as the shelf struggled to contain them. “It’s too bad we don’t have a bookshelf for you that’s big enough to hold all of your books.” I lamented as I eyed the woefully stacked library books in the […]