Aug 282017
 

The sights and stories coming out of southeast Texas right now would be horrifying under any circumstances, but they’re hitting me especially hard. I grew up in Houston. I still have friends and family there. I have to do something.

It won’t be much, because I can’t do much. I don’t have a lot of money, and as an author, my income is erratic. But something.

So I will be donating at least half the profits on all three of my self-published e-books–The Conqueror’s ShadowThe Warlord’s Legacy, and Strange New Words–to relief efforts, between now and the end of September. Similarly, I’ll be donating at least half my September Patreon income.

(I say “at least half” because, as I mentioned, my income is unpredictable. If I happen to sign a new novel contract, or get a substantial freelance job, I may be able to afford to do more than half. But it’ll be half at bare minimum.)

If you don’t have an e-copy of one or more of those books, or wanted to subscribe to my Patreon for a month and see what it’s about (even if you don’t wind up sticking around after that), please consider doing so now. I can’t tell you how much I’d appreciate it.

Click here for my Patreon.

The Conqueror’s Shadow

The Warlord’s Legacy

Strange New Words

Take care of each other.

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Aug 032017
 

Well, ArmadilloCon starts tomorrow(!!), and I’ve managed to forget to put up my schedule until now. Oops.

For those who will be there and want to hear me speak–or, more likely, hear other people speak and will tolerate my presence among them–my schedule is as follows:

Friday, 8 PM: Timeless vs. Tired Tropes in SFF (Southpark B)

Saturday, 2 PM: Rules of the Game (Southpark A; I will be moderating, so anticipate chaos)

Sunday, 12 PM: Western and Noir Themed Speculative Fiction (Southpark A)

Sunday, 2 PM: Signing (Dealers’ Room)

As usual, I cannot guarantee that any of the dealers will have any specific books, so if there’s a particular book you want signed, I strongly suggest you buy a copy in advance and bring it with you. (Although, since my signing isn’t until Sunday, you have a chance to see if it’s available at the con first, if you want to.)

See you all there! :-)

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Jul 112017
 

Thanks to a few last-minute miracle workers, I’ll be attending GenCon this year! :-D

My schedule is largely open; I have only a few official or semi-official events. (At least, so far; I’ll post if that changes.) Right now, my events look like this:

Thursday, 4 pm: “Investigating the Lost Citadel” panel, Crowne Plaza, Penn Stn C

Friday, 1:30 pm: Book signing, alongside Joe Carriker, Green Ronin Booth, Dealer’s Room

Saturday, 12:30 pm: Book signing, alongside Joe Carriker, Green Ronin Booth, Dealer’s Room

Otherwise I’ll be wandering around, attending panels, and just hanging out.

A note on signings: I have no idea if any of the vendors at GenCon will be carrying any of my books, especially the novels. If you have particular books you want signed, I strongly recommend that you buy them in advance and bring them with you.

Hope to see a bunch of you there! :-)

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Jun 152017
 

Okay, guys. I’ve just tweaked the $10-level reward to make it more appealing. Of greater import, though, I’ve just posted the first three chapters of an unedited and as yet unsold epic-ish fantasy novel! More chapters forthcoming, at (roughly; not a promise) a rate of one per week.

It’ll be some time before this book is sold and/or published, so this is probably the only way anyone will see it for at least a couple of years. Plus, y’know, there’s the opportunity to offer feedback.

Take a look and, if you feel so inclined, consider supporting. I think it’s more than worth it.  :-)

https://www.patreon.com/mouseferatu

And if that’s not your thing–or even if it is–don’t forget that The Lost Citadel Kickstarter is still underway. If you like your fantasy with a good dollop of darkness and horror, this should absolutely be your jam.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/504269797/the-lost-citadel-post-apocalyptic-fantasy-roleplay

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Jun 062017
 

And it’s here. The end of the world.

But just maybe you can be one of those who survives it.

The brainchild of CA Suleiman, Jaym Gates, and myself, The Lost Citadel is high fantasy made low, the world of Tolkien or standard D&D after magic broke, nature grew sick, and the dead awoke. It’s about the horrors, not merely of the undead, but of the living when there’s nowhere else to go.

Presented by Green Ronin, the project includes roleplaying material, fiction, and more, as developed by a lot of talented authors (including the winners of the recent talent search).

Take a look. Maybe offer some support. And we’ll try to make sure to save you a little bit of space in Redoubt, when it’s all that’s left of civilization.

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Apr 172017
 
Okay, everyone. It’s time.
Want to see/discuss my thoughts on writing, publishing, and the like?
Want to shape or even participate in occasional Q&A videos with myself and other authors?
Want early access to unpublished and sometimes in-progress works of mine?
Take a look. I think you’ll find something you like.
(And whether or not you elect to participate, if you could share this on your own social media to help me spread the word, I would be very much obliged.)
Thank you all so much for your help and support. :-)
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Jan 182017
 

Before Mick Oberon, before Widdershins, before The Goblin Corps, there was Corvis Rebaine.

The Conqueror’s Shadow, and its sequel, The Warlord’s Legacy, were my very first published original (that is, non-media tie-in) novels. I’ve written many and varied books since, but Corvis remains one of my favorite characters.

Now, some seven years later, with the help of the folks of at JABberwocky, I’m presenting new editions of both novels in e-book format. And for just a couple of weeks, they’re on sale, too.  :-D

If you’ve liked some of my other books and want to see how this all started for me, if you’ve been curious about my work but waiting for a particularly inexpensive entry point, or if you just want to offer me your support and encouragement, now is a wonderful opportunity. And thank you, as always; I wouldn’t be here without you.

(I will fill in the links below as the books go live on the various sites.)

TCS_coverThe Conqueror’s Shadow

 

TWL_coverThe Warlord’s Legacy

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Dec 302016
 

I’ve been pretty bad about updates this year, for which I apologize. I also haven’t had as much news as I’d have liked, but still. I’ll try to do better in 2017.

So, in summary:

Dead to Rites, the third Mick Oberon book, came out this year. I hope you guys have enjoyed it. If you haven’t met Mick yet, his series begins with Hot Lead, Cold Iron.

There will be a fourth book coming out, but–due to other contracts–it’ll be a little while. It’s coming eventually, though, I promise.

Speaking of other contracts, I have a pretty big tie-in project coming up. I can’t tell you what property it’s for, yet, but I think it’ll make a lot of you happy. And as always, I’ll do my best to make it accessible even to people who aren’t familiar with the source property. More on that in the new year.

Some of you have noticed that my two Corvis Rebaine novels are no longer available in e-book format. Fear not; this is temporary. I’ll be putting out new editions in the near future. As soon as they’re ready, I’ll let you all know.

Kickstarter backers have received their Tales of the Lost Citadel anthology. It should be available for public purchase some time in the new year. I’m really happy to be part of this project, and it’s turned out exceptionally well so far.

Speaking of Kickstarter, if you never received your backer rewards for Strange New Words, please contact me. There are a few people from whom I needed additional info, but was never able to contact.

What else? Oh, my story “Heavy Sulfur,” from the Operation: Arcana anthology, is now available in audio form here. Give it a listen here.

Finally–and embarrassingly–I haven’t been able to get into the e-mail address for that critique service I was offering.  :oops: Deepest apologies if you sent me an e-mail through that link to which I haven’t replied.

I think that’s more or less everything, but I’ll edit if I think of something more. I hope you all have a happy new year and a better 2017 than 2016 (not that that’s a high bar to reach).

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Oct 052016
 

Yeah. It’s been an obscenely long time since I’ve updated.

First off, the site’s been down for a little while. I apologize for that. Hopefully, the problem’s well and truly fixed.

Dead to Rites, book three in the Mick Oberon series, was released a couple of months ago. In addition, the first book, Hot Lead, Cold Iron, is now available in mass market paperback, and Hallow Point will also be available in that format shortly. If you’ve been waiting, now’s the time.

What else? Tales of the Lost Citadel, a fantasy-horror shared world anthology, should be heading out to Kickstarter backers soon, and will hopefully be available for general purchase not long after. I’m really excited for this one–both how it came out, and the potential for the future. More on that shortly.

Otherwise, more news coming soon on an upcoming major tie-in project that I think will make a lot of you very happy; and also on… books I published years ago?! Stay tuned.

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Jul 252016
 

Hey, folks. ArmadilloCon is this coming weekend, and as always I’m hoping to see a number of you there. I won’t be attending Friday evening, but I’ll be present almost all day Saturday, and part of Sunday. My formal panel schedule is:

3:00 PM, Saturday: Signing (Dealer’s Room)

5:00 PM, Saturday: How to Deal With Writer’s Block (Ballroom F)

9:00 PM, Saturday: Learning from Others’ Mistakes (Ballroom E)

10:00 PM, Saturday: Doing Research for Your Story (Ballroom E)

I’m not part of any Sunday panels, but I’m still planning to be around for a chunk of the day. That said, Saturday is my big day.

Also, please see my prior post about ArmadilloCon, too.

See you all soon!

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