Monday was International Women's Day, and I suppose that's as good a reason as any to restart this blog. What follows will probably read like the world's biggest pity party. So be it. Let's get a couple things straight first. I'm a WASP—that stands for White Anglo Saxon Protestant (I'm agnostic so the Protestant part … Continue reading What the Hell Is Going on with Me? Confessions of a Writer of a Certain Age
This day was a long time coming. It's been just over 4 years since I released A Wizard's Forge in September 2016, and I honestly thought we'd reach this day a whole lot sooner than we did. After all, just as A Wizard's Forge was a leaner, meaner version of Blade of Amber, A Wizard's … Continue reading Happy Book Day—A Wizard’s Sacrifice Is Here!
This is a big day! Why? Well, there's a lot going on: A Wizard's Sacrifice, Book Two of the Woern Saga, will be released just 7 days from now! You can preorder your copy here. Today is the launch of a book tour celebrating the release of Sacrifice but focused on A Wizard's Forge, Book … Continue reading Repetitions—a #BookQW Excerpt
A Wizard's Sacrifice comes out in just two short weeks, and I cannot wait for readers to get their hands on this book, especially because I just finished listening to the audiobook. Once again narrator Leah Casey did a marvelous job, one that had me weeping through the last several chapters. In the meantime, I … Continue reading A Spook in the Forest—a #BookQW Excerpt
Thabean slammed a wall of solidified air into Meylnara and zipped past her. The corridor teemed with rattling minions. Raising a shield, he sent an electric jolt through the floor, frying the feet of his enemies. Wizard and minions faltered, and he sheared up through fibrous walls to reach the stars.
Another Wednesday, another excerpt from A Wizard's Sacrifice, using the #bookqw (Book Quote Wednesday) hashtag created by author Jenna Barwin on Twitter. I'm planning to run these previews every Wednesday until the book launches on October 6, so keep your eye out. There's a randomness to the #bookqw word of the week (this week, it's NEED), … Continue reading The Cost of Failure: A #BookQW Excerpt
The Council leader stood, and the others fell quiet and retook their seats. Saelbeneth had kind eyes and a soft mouth, like a mother who would hold you to her bosom in warmth and safety. Vic wanted to walk round the table and enter that promise and ask forgiveness. Instead, she set her chin. “I come with offers of help, and you respond with threats and accusations?”
It's Book Quote Wednesday (#BookQW) again, and that means another excerpt from A Wizard's Sacrifice. The word today is WAIT, a word that appears in Ashel's first POV chapter in the sequel to A Wizard's Forge. Here we see what Ashel's up to after the war that concluded in Forge, and the chapter gives a … Continue reading True Gift: A #BookQW Excerpt
Ragged screams battered Vic’s ears; sweat and blood stabbed her nose. And fear. The air reeked of it, sharp and raw. She tasted its foul dry flavor, and it bled from her lungs into her bones. She’d fought some losing battles, but none like this.
When the Purge began, Maitchen had been given a choice: become an Enforcer and let the Woern kill her in their own time, or have her throat cut then and there. Fifteen years ago, she’d chosen to keep breathing and do her part to heal the world of the Woern-borne madness.