I don’t re-read books often. But there’s something special about opening a novel you love knowing you’ll enjoy it almost as much the second time. It’s been a while since I’ve added a new one to my list. I’ll keep this restricted to science fiction and fantasy. Which books are on your reread list? Or […]Read more "Which books are on your reread list?"
It’s a strange idea to me but I’ve heard it several times lately on podcasts and book review videos: readers skipping prologues, action scenes, and action beats between dialogue tags. Some of this came from authors. And I can’t imagine reviewing a book without finishing it.Read more "Do you skip parts of books?"
Things will never be the same for Digger’s favorite bar… (Excerpt from The Dragon and Rose, Book Two of the Fallen Rogues series.) “This place is grand. Just grand!” Digger looked up from his plate of huevos rancheros as a half dozen youths entered the Dragon and Rose through the back entrance. The group of […]Read more "Peek Inside The Dragon and Rose"
Get a free copy of Book 0 of the Fallen Rogues series!Read more "Ogre Road"
My decision to place both Goblin and Midnight Monster Club in the dark fantasy subcategory was based on trying to signal to prospective readers that both books were going to be gritty but not grim. (Grimdark is yet another subcategory). Both deal with grounded storylines on the opposite side of the spectrum from high fantasy, with a tighter focus […]Read more "How dark is too dark?"
If you’ve met Digger, Sprat Hellard, Isabel, and the queen of Loom Island… The Dragon and Rose is coming with a $0.99 preorder special. Grab a copy of Book Two of the Fallen Rogues series before it hits its regular price upon release on June 13th, 2020. I’ll share more spoiler-y stuff soon. Midnight Monster Club It’ll […]Read more "Dragon and Rose Preorder Special"
Monsters wanted…Read more "First Peek – Midnight Monster Club"
Hoping to get as many opinions as possible on the blurb for next month’s new release of Midnight Monster Club.Read more "Monster Club Blurb Feedback"
It’s Goblin Outcast release week! Excerpt: (Spoilers: This scene is between Fath the dragon, Thistle, and Noe and occurs just before a confrontation with the human army poised to invade Athra.) His wounds seeped and flowed with pus. His skin appeared to sag. The scars of his eyes had puckered his face into a frightful, monstrous […]Read more "Goblin Outcast Sneak Peek!"
What’s your biggest distraction? How do you deal with it? I’m not one for resolutions. But knowing my own tendencies and attention span means in 2020 as much as ever I’ll need to work to keep my writing time productive. Fighting distractions is like weeding. It’s a continuous process which needs vigilance. Writing at the […]Read more "Fighting Distractions in 2020"