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.
Over at the website of former Congressperson Allen West, guest author Earl Hall has determined that the inclusion of gay characters in recent Star Wars novels (my own Lords of the Sith, and Chuck Wendig’s just released Aftermath) demonstrate how far America has fallen. You can read the article here (and, hey, have a great time with those comments).
Now, I don’t think there’s anything of merit in the piece that needs addressed. … Read the rest
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.
Nerd: “We need more diversity in the arts.”
Fanboi: “Agreed. More and varied voices are great. Makes for a richer tableau, greater empathy, a deeper understanding of the human experience.”
Nerd: “I’m glad you agree, because Nerds face the kind of challenges Fanbois never will.”
Fanboi: “All other things being equal, Nerds do have it harder.”
Fanboi: “But other things are never really equal though, are they? Lots of Fanbois have … Read the rest
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.
If you’d like a signed copy of Lords of the Sith, here’s all you need to do:
If you live in the United States, Paypal me $32 dollars for each copy you want. My Paypal account is firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the pertinent details in the email (your name, address, and any dedication you’d like).
If you live outside the United States, please email me first (same email as above) and tell me … Read the rest