Welcome to my lair! But you're not a fly, and I'm no spider. Actually, I'm a writer. For years, I've written about video games and entertainment around the Internet. Now I'm finally ready to get back to my most enduring passion: genre fiction. The last time I put sustained effort into writing fiction for others to read was 20 years ago. I've learned a lot about the craft since then and the business of publishing has changed. Join me on my journey to discover whether it has changed enough that I can delight a wide audience with my particular brand of escapism.
After a bit of a hiatus, I'm back with a new series to reward your patience...
You won't find articles for each installment here on the blog, because apparently I'm better at writing fiction than I am posting here, but my The Paladin's Assistant series now has three installments. I'm no longer writing new entries in that series, at least for now.
Book two is available now on the Kindle store.
Given the 20-year break between my first and second published novels (Defiant Light and Forest Lessons, respectively), you might be excused if you expected a much longer wait before my third novel arrived. Excused but, in this case, wrong. My third novel is actually available starting today, and for the low price of only $1.99 MSRP.
Buried Lessons is the second installment in my new series, The Paladin's Assistant. It takes place several months after the events depicted in Forest Lessons and features the same principle characters. Both novels started as ideas for short stories that I soon realized needed a little more room to breathe, which means they both wound up being short novels in the 50,000 words range.
I'm finally ready to share first details about my newest project, and offer an early look at its cover.
With each passing day, it somehow looks increasingly likely that I will soon have another book to offer for sale online. That's exciting for me, because the last time I got to that point was when I released "Defiant Light," way back in the year 2000. Evolving wisdom states that a self-published writer should produce new books regularly, and I feel like waiting more than two decades between titles doesn't really honor the spirit of that oft-repeated advice.
We might as well start with an introduction, right?
I remember spreading books across my bed and playing "bookstore" when I was around seven years old. I loved books at the time and still do. I liked the idea of reading as many of them as I wanted, of writing them, of selling them. 35 years later and counting, nothing has changed except that technology has finally evolved to the point where it might enable many of my childhood aspirations to become reality.