Hi Everyone! I hope you are staying safe and surviving lockdown. Just when it looks like we might be getting a handle on COVID-19, it turns out we aren’t. So I guess we will be locked down in our post-apocalyptic hiding pods for the foreseeable future. Speaking of such things, I just made my last […]Read more "Cover Reveal and Free Review Copies of “The Dreaming Land” Omnibus"
Hi all! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Here things continue to be reasonably calm, although lockdown has been extended to the end of May. Better than the alternative, for sure. For me, of course, the difference between life under lockdown and life not under lockdown is not that big, but […]Read more "Cover Reveal and Free Review Copies of “The Breathing Sea”"
Hi everyone! I hope you are all safe and healthy. It’s been quite a month, hasn’t it? Luckily for me, I’ve been able to go into almost total lockdown pretty easily. Others have not been so fortunate. The stories coming out of New York have been very grim indeed. International House, the dorm I lived […]Read more "Cover Reveal and Free Review Copies of “The Midnight Land” Omnibus Edition"
Hi All, I hope that you are home and safe and staying that way. March is certainly determined to go out like a lion, isn’t it? I wanted to thank everyone who helped out in my efforts to raise money for the Italian Red Cross, either by buying my books or by donating directly. As […]Read more "Thanks So Much For Supporting the Italian Red Cross"
Hi All! What a week–what a month–it has been! We truly live in interesting times. Unfortunately, it’s more interesting-in-a-bad-way rather than interesting-in-a-good way at the moment. I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well, and that you are doing everything in your power to keep it that way. We may […]Read more "Donating My Royalties to the Italian Red Cross"
Hi All! Goodness, it’s already the third week of this new year and new decade. The spring semester has already started. So far so good for me (for those you just joining us, I have some serious health issues resulting from Lyme disease and toxic mold exposure and who knows what else), although I am […]Read more "Starting the Year off Right with More Great Fantasy!"
Hello Everyone! Welcome to the ’20s! Time really does feel like it’s slippin’, slippin, slippin’ into the future–which I guess is what it does. I’ve been quite busy with a new project. I’ve decided to make audio versions of my books, narrating them myself. Right now I’m most of the way through recording the Giaco […]Read more "It’s a New Year! Reading Recommendations and Updates"
I picked up “Vita Nostra” largely out of curiosity. I’d never heard of the authors before, but I’m always up for some Russian literature in translation, and the fact that it was contemporary fantasy made it even more intriguing. But when diving into these things, you never know what you’re going to get. And indeed, […]Read more "“Vita Nostra” by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko, Translated by Julia Meitov Hersey"
Hi All! Well, it got below freezing last night here, suggesting that winter is finally on its way. The leaves are even starting to change a little, although they still look more like early October than November. All this fall weather and changing of the seasons makes it seem like a great time to talk […]Read more "Play Your Cards Right: Tarot and “Sette e Mezzo” in the Giaco & Luca Series"
Hi All! Yes indeed, Halloween is just around the corner. It *almost* got cold last week, but now it’s warm again–for now. The incipient cold is turning into a bit of a problem, because at the moment I don’t have a good source of heat for my house. I mean, I *have* heat. Multiple sources, […]Read more "Happy Halloween! Spooky Reads Coming Your Way"