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Link Round Up!

| May 17, 2018

Looking for some of my stories to read? Here’s a quick round up of what has come out this year! “Salt in Our Veins” was reprinted in Goddesses of the Sea (Fantasia Divinity Magazine) in February 2018. The story involves nerieds and pirates. The anthology collects 18 stories about mermaids, sea goddesses, sirens, and other mysterious creatures of […]

If You Could Go Anywhere …

| May 15, 2018

One of the awesome things about Cobalt City is that it’s one of many worlds that’s a part of something called the Coil. There are infinite variations that can be found, with the right technology. My story, “Big in Japan,” explores one such alternate world that Kara Sparx somewhat accidentally stumbles into. She’s trying to […]

Getting Excited for Brass and Glass 2!

| May 8, 2018

We’re getting ever closer to Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map! To help tide you over, here’s a video of me reading a portion of Brass and Glass: The Cask of Cranglimmering! Now’s the perfect time to read Brass and Glass: The Cask of Cranglimmering if you haven’t already, so that it’ll be fresh in your […]

Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse: Where is Destiny?

| May 3, 2018

While I was writing Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse, I very much had a setting in mind, but it’s a setting that never was named. Astute readers may have picked up on the clues that I left, but for others, it may have read as a strictly fictitious city. The book works fine whether you know […]

Interview with Jesikah Sundin

| May 2, 2018

Jesikah Sundin is a friend and fellow author who I met and got to know through a series of Seattle-area conventions and other events. She’s visiting today to talk about the final book in her Biodome Chronicles series, Gamemaster, which came out yesterday! DV: Tell my readers a little bit about yourself. JS: Jesikah Sundin is a […]

Summer Reads: Camp Haunt

| April 26, 2018

With summer approaching, plenty of folks have a little extra time for reading. If you like your summer reads to be a little on the spooky side, check out Camp Haunt! Camp Haunt grew out of my love for going to camp in the summers of my childhood, combined with a love for all of […]

Light Reading: Cross and Circle

| April 24, 2018

As a reader, sometimes I want a book to read that won’t take me too long. Novellas and novelettes are great for that sort of light reading. I can spend an hour or two enjoying a story, and then I’m done, back to whatever else I need to do. If you like light reads, check […]

What Makes a Hero?

| April 19, 2018

Is a hero defined by their actions or by their powers? I’m inclined to think it’s the former, because there are a lot of “super heroes” who don’t actually have superpowers. Batman, Hawkeye, and many others just have training and skill, rather than powers that come from some weird source. By that token, even the […]

Brass and Glass 2 Edits are DONE!

| April 17, 2018

I finished up the last of my edits to the manuscript for Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map on Saturday, and sent it off to my editors. Barring anything major that they find, the writing is basically done! Of course, that doesn’t mean that the book is also done. It still needs a copy edit, […]

2019 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide!

| April 12, 2018

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’ve sold the next Marsh sisters story. And now that the contract is signed, I’m pleased to announce that it will appear in the 2019 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide anthology from Dreaming Robot Press! This will be my third appearance in this anthology series, and the second time […]