| March 9, 2017

I’m going to be at the Cleveland Concoction convention this coming weekend from March 10th through the 12th.  If you’re in the area, directions are here. You can find the overall schedule here, as for what I’m doing: Fri. 11pm – Fantasy and Rule 34 Sat. 12pm – Vampires, Werewolves, and Gods—Rewriting Legends Sat. 2pm – Author […]

Arriving March 1st

| February 25, 2016

The third in the Dragon* series is coming March 1, 2016.  It’s full of new soul-swapping shenanigans, new gods, and new apocalyptic threats to the Kingdom of Lendowyn.  Also, Dudley is still a dick.

7 Things in Every SF/F Story

| August 1, 2015

Last weekend I had a fun time at the Confluence convention in Pittsburgh. One of the panels I attended was titled “7 Things That Every SF/F Story Contains.” Kudos to the panel moderator Joshua Palmatier who managed to be the best moderator of any panel I was on, and that includes the one I moderated. […]

Fantasy, science fiction, and the future of derp.

| June 13, 2015

I have read some stupid assertions about Science Fiction and Fantasy over the years.  As I have internet access, this is inevitable.  People say idiotic things occasionally.  Then I read this from the Daily Kos, and watched as the bullshit  reached such a density that the article collapsed through it’s own event horizon until the […]

A random thought about SFF and sexual politics

| June 3, 2015

Two things converged in my head recently. I didn’t comment about the whole Game of Thrones rape kerfuffle last month.  Mostly because I don’t watch Game of Thrones. But the controversy about it seemed (to me) to spring from a deep conflict between the contemporary ethos of sexual morality and a fiction portraying a world that does not share […]

Upcoming Next Week

| August 26, 2014

I will be talking at the Coventry branch of the Heights Libraries in Cleveland Heights this coming Wednesday September 3rd from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  I’ll be talking about writing, setting fantasies in Cleveland, and reading from my latest book, Dragon•Princess.  All are welcome, though the library is asking people to register at the […]

We have a date

| July 19, 2014

Dragon•Thief has an official publication date from DAW. It will be hitting stores in April 2015.

So, anyone want a book?

| July 13, 2014

I was talking to a colleague about the non-writing part of this writing thing. Specifically, what a mid-list author might do to get some publicity for their book. The conversation hit the obvious points, signings, distributing ARCs and so on. But he did mention something I hadn’t ever considered: having his minions friends leave propaganda […]

Me @ WFC

| October 23, 2010

Just a head’s up about what’s going on at World Fantasy in a week.  If you’re at the con, or just in the Columbus area, you might want to check these out: Friday, Oct 29, at 10pm – 1am, join me and authors Lucy A. Snyder, Gary A. Braunbeck, Linda Robertson, Laura Bickle, Maurice Broaddus, […]

Memorable Anti-Heroes @ SF Signal

| October 21, 2010

I have been mind-melded again over at SF Signal, and the theme this time is memorable anti-heroes in S/SF: Here are three of the most memorable anti-heroes in written SF/F, at least the three that come most readily to my mind when the question comes up. First is Slippery Jim DiGriz of the Stainless Steel […]