Announcement | Of Honey and Wildfires

First things first, I’m about 40,000 words into An Elegy for Hope, but this book is a beast and while writing it is fun, it’s requiring just an absolutely shocking amount of research and the going is slow. I’m aiming for publication early in 2020, hopefully in January or February. This book expands the world…

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Deep Dive | Russian Peasant Life, and the Mir

I’ve been noodling how I want to attack my next Deep Dive topic for a while now. The problem is, it’s so expansive, and there’s just so much of it, and I used so much of what I learned as jumping-off points for my worldbuilding, that I just don’t think it can all fit in…

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Deep Dive | The Tenth-Century Slavic Slave Trade

If you’re an author, or an editor, or really just a person who uses the internet, you understand how researching one thing often leads to hours spent traveling down pathways you’ve never expected, until your mind is full of details about things you’d never imagined you’d ever need to know. Writing my Bloodlands trilogy, starting…

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The BEST kind of update

So, an update. The long and short of it is, after a bunch of tests – A BUNCH OF TESTS – and all signs – ALL SIGNS – pointing to lymphoma, it turns out that, wonder of wonders (seriously), I do not actually have lymphoma. My neck dissection happened a little over a week ago….

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An Update Involving the Big “C” Word

I have always been pretty open and honest with my health stuff because I don’t really see the point in not being open and honest with it. I generally find a lot of comfort and information from people who have “been there, done that” and I hope that maybe someone else can feel the same…

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An Update

The start of this year has pretty soundly kicked my ass. I released my first book on February 19, which was awesome. However, in the middle of all of that, I’ve had some pretty major health problems kick up which have had me in and out of commission. On April 5 I had a surgery…

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On Allegations and Ed McDonald

Dear Reader, I am having a really hard time writing this, mostly because I just have so many thoughts. So many. Just piles and piles of thoughts. Let me start by saying this. This SFF community is really that — a community, despite the fact that we are spread out across the globe. We pull…

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#SPFBO Finalist | Out of Nowhere – Patrick LeClerc

About the Book An urban fantasy, pacy, funny and compelling to the last page… Healer Sean Danet is immortal—a fact he has cloaked for centuries, behind army lines and now a paramedic’s uniform. Having forgotten most of his distant past, he has finally found peace—and love. But there are some things you cannot escape, however…

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