• Server Change

    So I’m going to finally take the bull by the horns and do what I should have done a long time ago–move this blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. (Quick tip for those of you starting a blog–use the .org site from the beginning. It saves a lot of hassle.) I don’t anticipate any problems with transferring my followers over to the revised site, but if you should notice any problems once I’ve gotten everything changed, please let me know. The site may be a little glitchy over the next day or so as I make the switch. I will publish a triumphant update post as soon as it’s done.

  • Hello Twelve, Goodbye Twelve

    I lied. It didn’t take me a few days to come up with a longer post. I had this one mostly drafted already, and just finished it.

    I will occasionally be sharing totally geeky posts about my favorite franchises on this blog. You have been warned. And while I’m warning people about stuff, (more…)

  • I’m Back

    I’ll bet you didn’t even notice I was gone.

    I generally try to avoid “Still Alive” blog posts, for two reasons. One, they are usually lame excuses for not having posted in a long time, followed by another long pause in posting, then more excuses. Two, they cause that song from Portal to get stuck in your head. (Personally, I don’t consider that to be a bad thing, but others may disagree.)  (more…)

  • Realm Explorers

    Today, Annie Douglass Lima interviews me about the Afterlands for her Realm Explorers blog. Check it out! You’ll discover various new tidbits about my fictional universe besides what’s already been revealed in The Beast of Talesend.

  • Beaumont and Beasley Review Roundup

    I’m extremely grateful for all the positive feedback The Beast of Talesend has received since its release. Several people have been kind enough to write in-depth reviews, and I’d like to highlight a couple of them here.

    Freelance editor Sarah Collingwood says:

    What would you do if every fairy tale you knew was not only real but also wrong? If all the stories were even better than the ones you’ve heard? That’s this book. Complete with vivid places, entertaining and well rounded characters, hilarious one liners, insane plot twists, and magic, The Beast of Talesend has it all! It made me laugh and scream and be utterly terrified at moments.

    And book blogger D. Alyce Domain writes:

    OMG, I love this book. … The world that the author creates is very unique…and interesting. The characters are atypical, and nicely written… All the humor was dry and sarcastic… a fav of mine. And it works well in this setting too. I mean, we’re in a fairytale land and they’re poking fun at some of the most beloved and well-known childhood fables (Snow White, Beauty & The Beast, etc)…And at the same time the author reworks them to provide some new and interesting twists. Bottom line, the book is an amicable fantasy adventure that doesn’t take itself too seriously and it’s all the better for that reason.

    You can read more reviews of The Beast of Talesend—and buy it for just $0.99!—on Amazon. The book’s average rating is currently five stars.

  • Realm Makers

    Happy February, everyone! I have a lot of new blog posts planned for this month, but this one’s just going to be a quickie.

    I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be at the Realm Makers conference in Reno, Nevada this year (July 27-29).

    Given that I’ve met a lot of fellow writers recently who are regular RM attendees, I’m really looking forward to meeting them there in person. I’ve reserved a table to sell paperback copies of The Beast of Talesend, as well as a couple of other books I may happen to have published by that point. I’m allowed to sell three, and ideally I’d like have at least three done by the end of July, so we’ll see.

    In addition to selling books, I have been asked by the leadership of the conference to give lessons in the Official Plot Hole Resolution Happy Dance (patent pending). Please contact me if you wish to reserve a slot in the class. Hurry, though, because those slots are going fast…

    Okay, maybe they didn’t ask me to teach a class. Not THIS time, anyway.

    If you’ve never heard of Realm Makers, it’s an opportunity for Christian writers of sci-fi and fantasy (even SFF that doesn’t fall under the “Christian fiction” label) to get together, learn more about the craft, and have fun. I’ve never been before, but it sounds awesome. If you’d like to join in, you can register here. Hopefully I’ll see you there!