Okay, so some things that I'd thought would make my book series better overall are indeed doing that (reformatting and revising and error-correcting the files of the two published books). Some things, though, are proving to be a bit problematic and/or uncontrollably slow (reconfiguring things with distributors, submitting files, updating vendors). Here is where things… Continue reading UPDATE: Summer Solstice
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: Near St.… Continue reading Location Photos: Orkney
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
The Wheel of the Year: Book 3 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… 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.
The Darkest Midnight is now widely available! It's the busiest shipping season of the year, so I am still awaiting the arrival of printed books which I can take to Unicorn Gifts and Toys in Ashland, Oregon as well as sell directly through my publisher's website. I will also be letting Bloomsbury Books (also in Ashland) that… Continue reading Now Available
Finally, here it is in Real Life™ The text is in the hands of a trusted critic/reader, and with this printed-cover hurdle out of the way, now it's all about fine-tuning the story and catching goofs. I'm starting to update various websites with a December 01, 2014 release date, since sometimes it can take online… Continue reading Coming Soon!