The Myths and Legends Fantasy Storybundle

The Myths and Legends Fantasy Storybundle
I am incredibly honored to have Griffin’s Feather included in the latest Story Bundle! Kevin J. Anderson has chosen my novel, along with many others, to be in this bundle. I’m joined by some great names and luminaries in the fantasy genre in this bundle. There are fantasy stories of all sorts here. If your ...

Modern Mythology Monday: Springwort

Modern Mythology Monday: Springwort
Welcome to my Modern Mythology series of blog posts. If you’re not already aware, I’m a huge mythology nerd. I love the stories, creatures, deities, places, events, and general weirdness (at least, by modern perceptions), of these ancient tales. I actually love mythology and folklore so much, that it’s a heavy influence on my writing. ...

Modern Mythology Monday: Hiisi

Modern Mythology Monday: Hiisi
Welcome to my Modern Mythology series of blog posts. If you’re not already aware, I’m a huge mythology nerd. I love the stories, creatures, deities, places, events, and general weirdness (at least, by modern perceptions), of these ancient tales. I actually love mythology and folklore so much, that it’s a heavy influence on my writing. ...

You Can Now Buy Signed Copies From Me

You Can Now Buy Signed Copies From Me
While I was in Texas, my box of 20 copies of Griffin’s Feather arrived. I plan on using these copies for some smaller book signings, but my highest priority purpose for these copies is to set up an online shopping cart where distant friends and family can purchase a copy directly from me. That will ...

MileHiCon Wrap-Up and Griffin’s Feather IS LIVE!

MileHiCon Wrap-Up and Griffin's Feather IS LIVE!
I’ve been all over the social medias with the news, but I’ve not had time to sit down with this post until just a few minutes ago. I don’t know how many people follow me ONLY on my RSS feed, but just in case there are a few…. MileHiCon 2017 (the 49th one!) went great! ...

Griffin’s Feather Update

Griffin's Feather Update
My debut novel, Griffin’s Feather, is now in production with WordFire Press. The cover art is done. The cover layout is in process. The interior layout is in process. These are all great things. I know I’m sounding a bit analytical about it all, but that’s because it’s all so surreal to me. I’m trying to ...

2016 Recap and 2017 Goals

2016 Recap and 2017 Goals
Here goes! 2016 Recap What a year. I’m keeping this about me (my blog, after all), not politics, celebrity losses, crazy out in the world, or anything else. Just the highlights, though. I’m sure I’m leaving out some stuff here, but I’m just hitting the high points here…. January: Started writing a short story a ...

Edits Done!

Edits Done!
My most recent (which wasn’t really all that recent) post, I lamented about being nervous about my first experiences getting a novel edited. I shouldn’t have been. Everything went great! There’s an obvious fact that I couldn’t quite conceptualize: A good editor wants me to succeed as much as I do. … and I had a great ...

Nervous About Edits

Nervous About Edits
I received an email from my publisher, WordFire Press, on October 25th asking for the “current final manuscript” of Griffin’s Feather. They’d assigned an editor to the project, and were ready to move forward with the publishing process. Instead of being elated or excited, my main emotion was nerves. Loads of nerves. So serious, I ...

Overdue WorldCon Report and Publishing Announcement

Overdue WorldCon Report and Publishing Announcement
So…. WorldCon was over three weeks ago, and I’m just now getting around to this. Most things are a hazy memory at this point, so this’ll probably be the world’s shortest WorldCon wrap-up report. The drive from Colorado to Kansas City was long and interesting. We got a little lost at one point (there is a Hays, ...