June 7, 2019

Hello my lovely readers! I promised you a preorder incentive with swag, and here it is.

There are some things I need to point out, though many of them are on the form itself:

-Proof of purchase is not required for US addresses. I will trust your honesty.

-Proof of purchas...

May 23, 2019

Hello everyone!

The past couple month have been pretty wild for my family, and they're about to get wilder as we move into the final stages of our move to South Korea. To top it all off, as of this posting, there are 47 DAYS left until THE TRAITOR'S KINGDOM is out in th...

February 14, 2019

Once again I have some Advanced Reader Copies of the third book in the Traitor's Trilogy!

This one is open to international participants :o)

Enter below:

January 22, 2019

Today’s topic applies heavily to world-building but also to plot. And, given that world-building is typically a bigger issue for a fantasy, scifi, or historical writer, you might find this more helpful if one of those is your genre. It addresses something I hear a lot...

December 18, 2018

How would you like to have this baby under your tree?

It's a crazy week, but I wanted to give my lovely fans the opportunity to win a copy of THE TRAITOR'S KINGDOM before Christmas. This will close out late on December 21st in order for there to be a chance that it will...

December 14, 2018

One of the coolest things about writing fantasy is that you get to create names for your characters and locations completely out of the blue.

One of the worst things about writing fantasy is that you must create names for characters and locations completely out of the b...

November 27, 2018

In an effort to blog more often (and to, you know, help people), I'm going to try doing posts with writing advice in a series I'll call Write Like the Prose. Feel free to comment or email me with questions, either on the topic or on other topics you'd like to see....

August 31, 2018

I've said before that I developed many of my writing and story-telling skills through the blogs I had for years. One was for recording goofy things the kids did so I wouldn't forget and also so distant family could feel closer to us. The other was about our traveling a...

July 26, 2018

Hi everyone! The Traitor's Ruin has been out in the world for a couple weeks, and I've got some signed copies to give out!

Quick rules of the contest:

EDITED TO ADD: International entrants especially may use a photo of The Traitor's Kiss in any language, as the second bo...

July 5, 2018

This morning I woke up to this question on my GoodReads page from a reader named Sarah:

I was perusing fanfic websites (as I do in my free time) and I can't remember for sure which one it was (it was like 1 am but I think it might have been Archive of our Own) but I rea...

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