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Get Brass & Glass 2 in Person!

| August 16, 2018

What does a man-sized squirrel with an hors d’oeuvre have to do with Brass and Glass 2? Not much, except that it’s advertising the next opportunity for you to get your hands on a SIGNED copy of my latest book! I’ll be at the Handmade and Haute Craft Show in Tacoma on Saturday, August 18th, with […]

“Parcel Post” in Frostfire Worlds

| August 14, 2018

The August 2018 issue of Frostfire Worlds includes my story, “Parcel Post.” Frostfire Worlds is a magazine of stories for kids, and in my case, my story is also about kids. The idea for “Parcel Post” started with the fun fact that in the early twentieth century (roughly around 1913), you could mail small children. Sort of. […]

Did You Know I Have a Patreon?

| August 7, 2018

Did you know that I have a Patreon? I do! It’s a way for my fans to throw a small amount of money my way to support my writing! I’m getting close to my first goal, which involves a monthly video of me reading one of my stories or an excerpt from a longer piece! So […]

Brass and Glass 3 is Drafted!

| August 2, 2018

On Sunday, I typed THE END as I finished up the first draft of Brass and Glass 3. There’s still a long way for it to go before it’s ready for the world, but I’m excited to have it drafted! For some fun statistics, the first draft wound up just shy of 50,000 words, which is […]

Spocon is just a couple of weeks away!

| July 26, 2018

In a couple of weeks, we’ll head out to Spokane for SpoCon! I’ve got a couple of updates to my schedule, which you can find below! Friday, August 10, 3:00 p.m. (Evergreen) – The Magical Menagerie: Come and talk about some of the most awesome (and possibly bizarre) creatures from legend and myth. Friday, August […]

Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse

| July 24, 2018

This time last year, I was writing what became Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse as part of the Zoetic Press Write Like You’re Alive challenge. I’m taking this year off from the challenge, as I’m doing different challenges instead. However, if you’re a fan of Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse and wish you could have more, did […]

FREE Short Story Collections!

| July 19, 2018

Three of the collections of my short stories that I’ve published through DefCon One Publishing are available for FREE this month through Smashwords! If you’ve been thinking about picking up one (or more) of them, now is the time to do it! Through the end of the month, you can get Heroes of Necessity, Unfixed Timelines, […]

Have You Checked Out My Patreon Lately?

| July 12, 2018

If you like reading what I write, have you considered backing my Patreon? I’m getting close to my first goal, which involves a monthly video reading from me for my patrons! So if you back, you’ll get to see my face reading my words. And while I can make no promises about the helpfulness of […]

“The Glorious Dead” in Bards and Sages Quarterly!

| July 10, 2018

The latest Bards and Sages Quarterly is now out, and it includes my story “The Glorious Dead,” the story of cousins and zombies in the American Civil War. Bards and Sages published one of my longer stories as a stand-alone last year, and it will be appearing in a collection from them later this year. I’ll […]

Brass and Glass 2 in paperback!

| June 28, 2018

If you’ve been waiting to buy Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map in paperback format, now you can buy it! You can also still get autographed copies directly from me, of course!