March 24, 2020: Be Afraid of the Dark

So, I’ve mentioned on occasion that, while my focus these days is on novels and scripts, I haven’t abandoned gaming work. Time to demonstrate.

Remember the shadowcaster? My contribution to the 3rd edition D&D Tome of Magic? I loved the concepts and the writing, but was never entirely happy with the mechanical implementation.

Well, it’s the day of 5E–and shadows fall.

Presenting the shadowcaster, redesigned for fifth edition, available only on the DM’s Guild and published through Rogue Genius Games. Have a look!

And don’t forget the free books I offered last week. That offer’s good for the duration.

Yet more news soon.

March 14, 2020: Free Stuff to Pass the Time

Well. It’s been about seventy-three years since my last update. Apologies for that. I’ll have some genuine news soon, including info about a really cool tie-in novel.

But at the moment, I’m posting about something else.

A lot of us are going to be stuck at home for a while, due to the spread of, and precautions surrounding, COVID-19. I can’t do anything to help with people’s health or finances, but maybe I can help avert boredom or cabin fever a little bit.

I’ve decided, for a time, to make my short fiction collection, Strange New Words, available for free. You can download a copy, in one of several electronic formats, by clicking here.

Furthermore, if you’re actually sick, or under full quarantine for health reasons–because you have other conditions that make you particularly susceptible, for instance, or because someone you’re close to has tested positive–send me an e-mail via the contact me page, and I’ll offer you an e-copy of one of my novels, also free. Now, be aware that I do not have e-copies of all my books available, so there are some I can’t offer. I’ll let you know which ones I have, though, and you can choose one from that list.

(Obviously, I have no way of confirming that you’re genuinely sick or otherwise stuck at home. I’m trusting you.)

Again, I know it’s not much, but I hope it helps a little bit. Keep busy and stay safe, folks.

August 20, 2019: Back up and running

Hey, folks. We’re back!

Really sorry about the down time. Things kind of went wonky on the back end–that sounds a lot more personal than I meant, but I’m talking about the site 😛 –and it took people with a lot more know-how than I have a very long time to get it all working again. Thanks so much to Gwen Gades for the help!

As you’ll note, things look a bit different around here, and there are still a lot of pages and links and the like that aren’t functional yet. I hope to get those all worked out as time passes.

In the interim, Ash and Ambition, book one of “Nor Fang, Nor Fire,” is out! This is my return to traditional fantasy after drifting away from it for several books, and I can’t wait to see what you all think.

I also believe I’ll have more news to share in the very near future, so stay tuned, as us old folks say.

July 29, 2019: ArmadilloCon approacheth!

Another ArmadilloCon is upon us, and once again, I shall be attending as a guest and panelist. But you should come anyway.  😛

I have no events officially scheduled on Friday, but I’m hoping to be there for the Meet the Pros party at 7:30 PM. Otherwise, my formal schedule is as follows:

Saturday, August 3rd:

12:00 Noon: Signing, Dealer’s Room. While I intend to bring a few books to sell, and I hope some of the book sellers may have more, your safest bet is to bring a copy of anything you want signed.

1:00 PM: Missing Men, Southpark A.

3:00 PM: Self-Care for Writers and Artists, Southpark A. (I intend to serve as a negative example.)

4:00 PM: Here Be Dragons, Ballroom F.

6:00 PM: Work for Hire, Ballroom E.

Sunday, August 4th:

11:00 AM: The Myth of the Apolitical Novel, Ballroom D. (Hopefully I’ll be awake for this one, as it may get lively.)

And as always, I’ll be wandering around between/after panels. Feel free to come say hi, and please forgive me if I have trouble placing your name and/or face, or if I’m basically a zombie.


January 21, 2019: Take a look

Well, how ’bout that? I wasn’t familiar with the EZVid wiki, but they seem to have good taste in urban fantasy, if nothing else.  😉

9 Captivating Works of Urban Fantasy

In addition to Hot Lead, Cold Iron, they’ve got a number of other books listed that look really interesting. Take a gander, when you have a moment.

And thanks to the folks over there for the shout out!

Other than that, no news I can share, but I have a few things I’m working on and a few new projects where we just have to wait for the ink to dry. More soon! Hope you’re all having a good new year so far.