there was a quiet book launch this week . . .

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you might be aware that I’ve been struggling for quite some time to bring the latest volume in the Valhalla series to market. And so, after too many delays, it’s here! I rather quietly launched the Kindle edition of Raven Quest this past Monday […]

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where writing ideas come from

Earlier this morning, I received a “regrets” letter from the Jan Michalski Foundation, regarding my application for one of their “Swiss tree house” writer residencies for 2017. I hadn’t realized how much I’d been looking forward to that opportunity until it was taken away, but that’s how things work sometimes, right? I’d even gone so […]

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WESTERCON!

You may have heard that Westercon 69 is coming to town this weekend—July 1-4. I was lucky enough to be included as a panelist this year, and you can find my schedule here. My panel topics/titles: How Being an Engaged Patient Can Save Your Life Saturday Noon Kaffeeklatsch (I’m kind of worried no one will […]

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just a quick update on the Valhalla series

You know that the series continues past volume three (The Black Pool), right? I’ve been hard at work on bringing the fourth volume, Raven Quest, to market. Of course, life (mostly illness) and other projects (mostly anthologies) have intervened, and the book has been delayed a couple of years. I know. I never meant it […]

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writing retreat hopeful

What do you look for in a writing retreat, or a retreat of any kind? I’ve gotten it into my head of late that I’m in serious need of a productive getaway. I’ve caught myself researching various retreat and residency options across the country. There are some really great sites and opportunities out there. But […]

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gone a-viking

One of the cool—and unexpected—results of writing the Valhalla series is that readers and writer friends frequently send me Viking-related photos and news articles of interest. To share my good fortune, here is a sampling of what has been sent my way of late: Mythical Viking Sunstones Aren’t a Myth After All by Jess Green […]

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