The Green Man — a short story

ephemera 5 x 7 300dpiFor 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.

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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

The Rules For 2016

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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Sword and Sorcery at its Rollicking Best

New Hammer and the BladeWell, 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

Halloween Children’s Book

Page 1With 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.… Read the rest

Egil and Nix Coming Atcha (again)

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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 meRead the rest

First Look at the New Cover Art for The Tales of Egil and Nix

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

Lords of the Sith

final_vader_sidious_cover_fltThe 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.  🙂

 

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Signed copies of Lords of the Sith

LordsoftheSithIf 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 paulsvantekemp@yahoo.com.  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