I'm still working on it! The "it" there could refer to so many things. My physical and mental well being; the house my 87-year-old mother and I bought and moved most-way across the country to live in after selling our beloved home in Oregon; the neglected .7+ acre that went along with it; adjusting to… Continue reading Still Working on It
I've updated the initial post for the cover artwork for The Vale of Silence, but since that was something created over at the previous incarnation of this blog, I thought I'd give the latest front-and-back version of the cover a brand new post. The printed versions always come out darker than expected, so I try to… Continue reading Book Cover: In Progress (part 2)
I have in mind a blog post on the vagaries, necessities, and nuisances of "genre" in writing (or, more particularly, publishing)…but I also need to get a lot of work done on Book 3 today, so that post will have to wait. But I'm excited to have this new blog location, so the temptation to… Continue reading Genre Musings (more to come) plus Chapter Excerpt: The Stone of Shadows
A few old scans of photos taken on my long ago (Year 2000) trip to Orkney To those who have read The Stone of Shadows (or just Chapter One), the settings may seem familiar. To those who have not yet read it (or even just the first chapter), this is just a bit of what you're missing: Then, sans Lettie's satchel:
In the midst of working on the book itself (which I can't share yet), I am also at work on the cover (which I can share, and so here it is): This isn't final, and could change drastically, but I'm happy so far. I may hate it tomorrow…or I may not. If you see any… Continue reading Book Cover: In Progress
I've got scribbled notes, an intriguing quote for the opening page, lots of loose ends from the first two books, and can feel the ideas beckoning me into the wood (or in this case, the depths of a blank, digital page). It's time to get going. While I'm at it, I'll try to post progress… Continue reading And So It Begins
A belated Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas to all! I received a couple of unexpected gifts this year in the form of photos from people who were given a copy of either The Stone of Shadows or The Darkest Midnight. I hope they enjoy reading the books as much as I enjoyed seeing them out in the world.