In January 2017, barring death/indictment/withdrawal, the United States will be led by either President Trump or President Clinton. The choice is binary.
Our process is essentially a two-party system. Making would-be third party candidates irrelevant is a feature of this system, not a bug. Of course, like all institutions created and administered by human beings, it has strengths and weaknesses and gravitates toward the status quo. In theory, it is designed to result in a … Read the rest
For a variety of reasons I don’t write much short fiction. I wrote this over lunch a few days back. It’s inspired by something my two year old daughter said. Anyway, I hope you enjoy.
If you do, check out Ephemera, which contains more of my short fiction.
THE GREEN MAN
A patient here, Eliza Crow, wrote this down in her journal. Her injuries prevent her from speaking understandably. I don’t know what … Read the rest
I’m more than a little pleased to share with you the cover art for the third Tale of Egil and Nix, A Conversation in Blood. The art is by the inestimable John Picacio. In my mind, the subtitle of the piece is: Egil has heard just about enough of your horseshit. 🙂
Anyway, I hope you dig it as much as I do. The previous two Tales of Egil and Nix, The Hammer … Read the rest
These are the rules for 2016. Heed well.
1. Before you judge harshly, try first to understand.
2. That thing you’ve wanted/meant to do but never did? Do that. Do not sabotage your doing of the thing by waffling about how you’ll try to do the thing, but only if this or that and thus and so happens. Do. The. Thing. Do it.
3. Live your life like it’s set to a soundtrack composed mostly
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Well, that’s what Library Journal said of The Tales of Egil and Nix. I’ll take it.
And the good news is that the third installment of the stories of the boys from Dur Follin, A Conversation in Blood, now has an Amazon listing. I hope you’ll pre-order that thing. Final cover art isn’t available yet, but when it is, I’ll be sure to share it.
Meanwhile, I hope your holiday season was spectacular … Read the rest
With Spooky Season upon us, let me point you to the illustrated Halloween Children’s Book my son and I wrote, A Not So Scary Halloween Night (and maybe possibly seriously the best one ever). The artwork is all full-color and quite stunning (by artist Cordelia Wolf) and the story is a charming tale your kids will love.
Have a look, if you’re so inclined. It is available only as an ebook.
For those who may not know, the new version of my Tales of Egil and Nix, The Hammer and the Blade and A Discourse in Steel are available in the wild.
The books contain a scene from the forthcoming third Tale of Egil and Nix, A Conversation in Blood.
I hope you’ll check them out.
A reminder that the re-releases of the first two Tales of Egil and Nix, THE HAMMER AND THE BLADE, and A DISCOURSE IN STEEL, will be released on September 1st. I hope you’ll grab them up. DISCOURSE will have an excerpt from the third tale of the boys from Dur Follin, A CONVERSATION IN BLOOD, so there’s that. If you’d like a signed copy of the new books, just email me… Read the rest
As you may know, Del Rey will be re-releasing THE HAMMER AND THE BLADE and A DISCOURSE IN STEEL on September 1st. The third Tale of Egil and Nix, A CONVERSATION IN BLOOD, will release next year. In case you don’t already know, the Tales of Egil and Nix have a bit of a classic sword and sorcery vibe, essentially my attempt to mix the feel of Leiber with the pacing of Raiders of the … Read the rest
The reception among readers for Lords of the Sith has been incredible. The book hit the New York Time Bestseller list, several other bestseller lists, has received countless excellent reviews and is now, a mere two weeks after its release, going to a third printing.
I want to thank all of you for your support and enthusiasm. I very much appreciate it. 🙂