A while back I finished my 3rd and I'd hoped final revision of Song of Bones/Melody of Bones/that dragon story I always wanted to write but kept putting off. My stubborn brain insisted it was complete, that I had told the story the best way I knew how, and that it was time to set … Continue reading Chagrin – Tempering the Writer
My writing career started with Sedition, a fantasy novel about a pair of brothers trying to rescue their mother. The book went through several revisions - and so many titles it hurts my head to think about - but in January of 2011 its story line was set in stone. (Mostly because the publishing house … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Fantasy
Torven is officially released! You can find it on Amazon right now in both Kindle and Paperback versions. However, if you purchase the paperback then you can get the Kindle version for free. Torven is a novelette, which means it is very small - just eight chapters long. It is a fairy tale and I … Continue reading Happy Release Day!
In 6 days my novelette "Torven" will be released for sale. (That's August 2, 2016 for anyone wondering.) For those unfamiliar, this is my little fairy tale about a man named Torven who has been cursed into the form of a wolf and how he defeats that curse. It was written primarily for my son … Continue reading Novel, Novella, Novelette
As of this evening my novelette "Torven" has a completed rough draft. Given its very small length (16006 words) I have been toying around with the idea of giving it away for free or really, really cheap (after it's gone through a rigorous editing) which has led me to the normal marketing spiel/debate. I've been … Continue reading Writing and Business and the In-Between
My cork board hasn't changed since January. According to my calendar I should be on Chapter 9, not Chapter 4, of Dead Weight. That big leap I had at the beginning of the year is now completely gone. But you know what? I really don't care. Because I've been working. Granted, I haven't been working … Continue reading The Side Project
I began reading Sedition to my son recently. He's seven now and the whole Fantasy world of Dyngannon seems to appeal to him. That or he just really likes the sword on the cover. I'm pretty sure much of the story is over his head but, he picked it and all. (Don't worry, we read … Continue reading Owning Your Craft – Sedition Version
Witch-Born fans can rejoice today! (That's right, I said "rejoice" because we really don't use that word often enough these days.) The sequel and (likely) final chapter of the steampunk-magic-imbued saga has been released through Double Dragon Publishing. Yes, yes, I know ... "But you just had your first science fiction (Deviation) released last week!"Quiet, mongrels! … Continue reading Dead Magic Release!
I promised I'd post my favorite scene from the upcoming novel Dead Magic so ... here we go. Once again, I'm not one of those people who likes spoilers ... Unless I get invested in a character, then I have to know if they survive the book/story. No, really, I flip to the end of … Continue reading Favorite Scenes — Dead Magic Edition
So there I was trying to write a straight romance novel for National Novel Writing Month in 2008, bored to tears because ... well, I guess I'm just not made to write romance novels ... when my friend suggested I make the story "steampunk." I had no idea what "steampunk" was at the time, but … Continue reading Steampunk Flavor