Books, Publishing, The Wheel of the Year, Writing

Book Cover: In Progress (part 2)

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)

Books, Opinion, Publishing, The Wheel of the Year, Writing

Genre Musings (more to come) plus Chapter Excerpt: The Stone of Shadows

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

Opinion, Publishing

Many, Many Words…Because Internet.

Aargh. Okay. So, there is yet another flare-up on the internet—more specifically blogs and Twitter and probably Facebook and maybe Goodreads and Kindle Boards and even Snap-whatzit and Insta-whosey and that other site that people link to and it’s usually a thing linked from some other thing that takes you to some other thing. Anyway.… Continue reading Many, Many Words…Because Internet.

Books, Publishing, The Wheel of the Year

Now Available

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

Books, Publishing, The Wheel of the Year

Coming Soon!

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!

Adventure, Books, Publishing, The Wheel of the Year

Ashland Book and Author Festival 2014

Just a quick post in between chapter edits to say: I'll be participating in The Ashland Book and Author Festival on September 20th. It will take place at the Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University from 10:00am - 4:00pm and is completely free to the public. (Click the previous link for more information.) I will be reading from The Stone… Continue reading Ashland Book and Author Festival 2014