News Round-Up

News Round-Up

Lots of stuff has been happening. If you haven’t noticed, I haven’t blogged in a long while so I’ve got a backlog of news (or news-like) items to share. First, I was extremely flattered when Pat Rothfuss, bestselling author of The Name of the Wind and Wise Man’s Fear took the time,…

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2014 Goals

1. Finish Infernal Machines or Foreign Devils 2. Decide on the title to Infernal Machines/Foreign Devils 3. Eat/drink/consume less 4. Level up 5. Be kinder, to others and myself 6. Be more guarded in my conversation 7. Create my own comic 8. Write last book in The Incorruptibles series 9. Figure out what I’m going…

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The Incorruptibles Cover

The Incorruptibles Cover

We announced this book deal a while back, my first fantasy series sold in a three book deal to Gollancz in the UK. But now, I can finally show you what the damned thing will look like. So excited about this my butt – or arse as they say in…

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The Daemon is in the Details

The Daemon is in the Details

I’m working hard on Infernal Machines. One of the difficulties in regards to writing a fantasy that takes its worldbuilding foundation from Rome – minus the Greco-Roman gods – is suddenly, with the loss of the Greek panoply, you’ve taken away most of the underpinnings of their society, down to the…

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I Put On My Wizard’s Robe and Hat

I Put On My Wizard’s Robe and Hat

There’s another article expressing outrage over people asking artists to work in exchange for “exposure.” These articles have become a perennial favorite and they usually follow this sort of logical path:  “I am an ARTIST and I’ve been ARTING FOR PAY for X YEARS. The other day someone asked me…

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Be Cold

Be Cold

When you describe the miserable and unfortunate, and want to make the reader feel pity, try to be somewhat colder — that seems to give a kind of background to another’s grief, against which it stands out more clearly. Whereas in your story the characters cry and you sigh. Yes,…

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Durcheinanderwirbeln and The Magician

Durcheinanderwirbeln and The Magician

This blog entry has two purposes. The first of which is to try to talk a little about the author’s relationship to his or her own work. And the second is to hip you to a little known classic of speculative fiction. Last week, I had cause to pick up…

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THIS DARK EARTH Halloween Promotion & Giveaway

THIS DARK EARTH Halloween Promotion & Giveaway

Word has it that Hudson News – the dominant airport bookseller – is running a Halloween promotion display featuring a number of books, one of which will be This Dark Earth.  I’m going to be running a giveaway to coincide with the promotion. If you are flying in the United States…

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