AND THEN IT GOT WEIRD... from Blood Moon Press, edited by Jamie Ibson. My short story, "THE HAUNTING OF DEEP ELEVEN, is featured within. Due date of October 22, 2021. Get ready for everything from terrifying fantasy to weird and wonderous science fiction, with everything in between. Coming October 22, 2021
Crossed 120,000 words in the epic fantasy novel today. I'm hoping to wrap it up by next weekend while keeping it under 140,000 words, but I'm not getting my hopes up (about the completion date, not the word count). In the meantime, I have another cover reveal. About a year and a half ago I … Continue reading Cover Reveal and Quick Update
I've been officially in wrtier's mode the past few months. I can tell because I looked back over what I've turned in recent weeks. First there was DAUGHTER OF THE PRIDE, sequel to SONS OF THE LION. Set in the expansive Four Horsemen Universe, I was happy to be able to continue Sunshine's story and … Continue reading The Main Idea
I swear, I look down, get back to writing, look back up... and it's almost been a month since an update. How does time do this to me? Well, this week I had not one but TWO cover reveals occur. The first one is the one that everybody has been waiting for, and HOLY CRAP … Continue reading Two Cover Reveals!
The inaugural Dragon Awards (hosted by Dragoncon, the biggest party for nerds in the entire southeastern U.S.) went off smashingly. I can't wait for them to release the results numbers so we can see just how many people actually voted. I'm going to throw out a number and say... hmm... 10,000. While that may seem … Continue reading The Dragon Awards
Isn't it pretty? It's so pretty! For this cover I managed to land the freakishly talented J. F. Posthumus to do the cover of the upcoming historical zombie story, The Dead of Babylon. It will be released on December 18th, just in time to satisfy your holiday horrorific cravings (even though it's set about 3000 years ago … Continue reading Cover Reveal!
I've been stupidly busy the past few weeks (to steal a line from my friend Gerry). This is going to be a long update, so you may want to grab something to drink, or let the dog out. First off, let me say that Mysticon 2014 was an absolute blast. It went off without a … Continue reading Stupid Busy
Sha'Daa: Tales of the Apocalypse was re-released this weekend. My short story, Crouching Seal, Sleeping Dragon, is in this one now (it started off in Sha'Daa: Pawns, remember? Paragon Idol, another short story I wrote in that universe, is replacing it). Cool cover. You might like it. I did. It's been a busy week or so. Con this coming weekend. … Continue reading Book Release v2.1
Part of the writing process often involves sitting back, looking over what you've done, feeling pleased and accomplished with yourself, and then ruthlessly cutting most of it during the edits. My writer--brain screams in pain every time I do this. My editor--brain chuckles evilly. One of the things I've seen over the years is that … Continue reading The Working Man
Ah, Libertycon... where sleep goes to die. As usual, I had a blast at the convention and would like to thank Brandy and Derek Spraker, as well as the rest of the Libertycon staff, for putting on one hell of a con. The food was good (except I forgot to mention my onion allergy, which … Continue reading LC26 AAR
I didn't meet my writing goal the other day, so I didn't get to paint. Came close, though. But close doesn't cut it when you have deadlines. Trust me. Editors hate when you start an email off with "So I was trying to work out some of the plot details and...". You may as well be admitting … Continue reading Edited For Content