Attack of the Green Vampire Worm!

it so happens that there’s no way an author can include every single bit of backstory, every tiny morsel of world-building, and still manage to tell a well-paced tale. there are always crumbs after baking and bits of batter clinging to the bowl. i sweep all that up and dump it into a “frags” file, which, if you were to attempt to read it, would … Continue reading Attack of the Green Vampire Worm!

New Release! Bonewhite, Book Three of The Heretic Arcanum

One part literary, one part culinary, three parts magic, THE HERETIC ARCANUM is the most devilish meal you’ll ever read. A priest has been brutally murdered, his bones ripped from his still-living body, leaving his sister bereft and full of rage. But as she relentlessly presses for answers, her investigation leads her to the locked doors of the sanctum, the refuge of the reclusive Étranger, … Continue reading New Release! Bonewhite, Book Three of The Heretic Arcanum

Anything Other Than Another Law

One of the reasons I tend not to have political discussions anymore — and there are many — is the prevalent assumption that if you are critical of something, you must be advocating legislative action against it (because clearly bans and legal restrictions are our only weapons). Such acts may succeed in curtailing an activity, but more often than not they merely drive it underground, where it’s … Continue reading Anything Other Than Another Law

Oh, you’re THAT kind of writer

today my family invades my peaceful denver writing retreat. cue alien invasion film score. it’s always interesting to see the different reactions when i tell people i’m a writer. i’m almost to the point where i can predict it based on context, or even location. on ello or goodreads for example, most (read: not all) people seem to think — absent any other cues — that … Continue reading Oh, you’re THAT kind of writer

The U.S. is an Unfinished Book: Three and a Half Stars

The United States gets a lot of bad press around the world — not without reason. Still, these days I often tell people I’m proud to be an American, although that wasn’t always so. For most of my life, it’s been cool to hate on the stars and stripes. So when I was younger, mostly until college, I would often keep my mouth shut. Before … Continue reading The U.S. is an Unfinished Book: Three and a Half Stars