Worldcon Schedule

We’re a week out from Worldcon in Kansas City, so I thought I’d post my schedule. Please note that I have neither a reading nor an autograph session this time around, so if you’d like me to sign something please feel free to flag me down after panels or in the hallway, and we’ll make […]

Maybe making the model

Right, so, model status. When a book first gets released, the bookbuyer for a company like B&N or Waterstones will place an initial order, and then each store will get a certain number of copies. For B&N the number of copies a store gets is based on how well they sell that particular kind of […]

In shadows dwell, and shadows make for heaven, and for hell

The following is a repost from my old blog. I thought it would be interesting to see something I was thinking about while writing The Pagan Night, and how the fundamental theme of the book remains unchanged, even though the characters, plot, focus… well, even though almost everything else is different from the draft I […]

The Currency of Dreams

There’s a pretty common joke that goes through the creative community every few months. The basic idea is that a developer offers to pay an artist in Exposure Dollars, and the artist goes off and spends those Exposure Dollars on hot cars and penthouse apartments and diamond earrings. The point being that you can’t spend […]

Writing complicated books: The Curse

Last week I was playing a game with some folks at my local store, and when it was over I did the awkward thing that I always have to do when I meet someone new who seems to have similar interests and hobbies as me. I dug in my bag, pulled out a business card, […]

Emerging from the Tomb of Veridon

I’m excited to announce that, after languishing in electronic form for a few years, the Veridon books are once again available in paper and ink form! These are Print On Demand editions, created here in the US of A, with new artwork. Additionally, each title includes two Veridon short stories that have previously only been […]

Let’s go to the numbers

As an author, I have limited access to BookScan numbers for my titles. And while I’ve heard some horror stories about how inaccurate their numbers can be, I find them helpful for tracking trends and demographics. I’d like to talk a little bit about those trends for The Pagan Night. First of all, we’re two […]

Where do updates come from?

In this case, they come from the depths of my writing bunker as I struggle to make my next deadline. The sequel to T he Pagan Night is maybe half way done, and that’s only the first draft. I’m really a revision writer, so even after I finish these 160k words, there’s going to be […]

Heading to Capricon

I’m going to be at Capricon in Wheeling, Illinois this weekend, saying smart things in public, expounding on the great mysteries of the universe, and possibly drinking at least one beer. Here’s my schedule for the convention. Do come around, won’t you? What would SF Look Like in a Science Fiction World? – Friday, 02-12-2016 […]

The Pagan Roundup

There are a bunch of exciting interviews and articles I did in preparation for the release of The Pagan Night. As those become available online, I thought I’d keep a running tally on this post. That way you can be sure to stay current on all the brilliant things I’ve said without having to scour […]