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“The Grace of Turning Back” at Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized |

“The Grace of Turning Back,” the final story of the Curse-Strewn World sequence, appears in Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #179, which can be read on the BCS website or in the Kindle store. The Tynesi merchants, who traded everything from the silver rice of Timru and perfume leaves from Simrandu to chips of ivory off the Keld’s temples, had a term for a particular sort of improvidence: to throw money, time, or strength into seeing to completion a bargain they had...

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“For Lost Time” up at Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Lose no time in going to check out the latest installment in Across the Curse-Strewn World, a short story sequence following the wizard Aniver and his friend Semira’s quest to rescue his home city, which has somehow become lost in time. Their discoveries in the terrifying library of Arisbat have pointed Aniver and Semira in the right direction, but what a direction it is–the source of the blight that struck Nurathaipolis appears to have come from the Kingdom of the Dead....

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New Release: Different Dragons II

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Release: Different Dragons II

“Of the Generation” has been reprinted in WolfSinger Publication’s Different Dragons II, a collection of cliche-busting dragon stories. To celebrate the new release, WolfSinger is offering a 25% discount through Createspace— follow the link and enter discount code TGERED9J at checkout. For those who prefer ebooks, the Smashwords coupon code ED26N will also give you a 25% discount at checkout. Both codes are valid only until October 15, so move...

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Fictionvale pub announcement!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fictionvale pub announcement!

My fantasy story “Eisiden’s Sister” has appeared in Fictionvale’s 4th episode.  The third published piece featuring swordsman Rathin and wizard Anweth, it actually takes place towards the end of their timeline–and features a major twist in their circumstances. Also keep an eye out for my guest post on the Fictionvale blog early next week. It’ll be a quick checklist to getting started publishing short fiction. I’m glad of the opportunity to guest...

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Monday

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Monday

The Starter Guide ebook rewards to my crowdfunding campaign supporters have been sent out! I expect to receive the proof print copy later this week and complete my spot-check for typos in a bout of feverish editing. Speaking of feverish editing, I’ve been so wrapped up in the Guide and other projects that I missed the date when my story went live at the Lorelei Signal! In the Lorelei Signal’s Quarter 1 Issue, “In the Mirror” appears in print for the first time since its...

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News for the New Year

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

News for the New Year

It seems absurd to get jet lag from the 1-hour flight from Milwaukee back to DC, even if the flight did include a harrowing forty five minutes waiting on the runway for nonspecific technical anomalies to be repaired. But I’ve definitely been feeling laggy these first few days of 2014. But never mind. The sun is up, a sudden rain last night washed away every spot of snow in the District (this is downright creepy to a Midwesterner), and I’m sort of up for blogging. I hadn’t...

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Review: “Collegium Sorcerorum: Thaddeus of Beewicke” by Louis Sauvain

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Blog Posts, Book Reviews, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Review: “Collegium Sorcerorum: Thaddeus of Beewicke” by Louis Sauvain

Another prize from the LibraryThing giveaways program, this one even came with a courteous letter from the author himself. I’m always one to be impressed by presentation, and the presentation of this book was fine indeed: I was especially impressed by the dozen or so illustrations by Sean Bodley scattered throughout the text. The back matter was also quite impressive: 40 pages of Dramatis Personae (not as excessive as it first appears if these characters continue to play a part in this...

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Review: Heaven’s Needle by Liane Merciel

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Blog Posts, Book Reviews, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Review: Heaven’s Needle by Liane Merciel

You know how I said The White-Luck Warrior became horror a few pages in? The White-Luck Warrior would take one look at one page of Heaven’s Needle and run away crying. Which is why, despite it being marketed as high fantasy, Heaven’s Needle is my review of choice for Hallow’s Eve this year. (That’s a warning, by the way, that the following review will contain disturbing imagery and if you aren’t up for that, especially if you’re currently eating tasty food,...

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Return from the 18th Century

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Return from the 18th Century

It may say something about how much I’ve traveled this year that I have not purchased a single bottle of conditioner, instead relying on the cute little bottles they give you in hotel bathrooms. I’d have the same record for soap but this weekend at Colonial Williamsburg their scented and fun-shaped “soap balls” were too much fun to resist. I got peppermint scented and “Castille,” which is actually not the name of the scent (it’s vaguely floral) but the...

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Review: The White-Luck Warrior by R. Scott Bakker

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Blog Posts, Book Reviews, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Review: The White-Luck Warrior by R. Scott Bakker

The White-Luck Warrior by R. Scott BakkerFifty pages in, I realized I had come to approach this as a horror story rather than epic fantasy, as if I was reading Stephen King or the Lovecraft Unbound anthology.  I read horror in a much more defensive mode, trying not to get invested in any character’s survival, and nodding my head whenever a particularly disturbing (I would say, dryly, “quite effective”) scene occurred, making terror an aesthetic observation in hopes of...

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