Hi Everyone! Happy almost-holidays! I hope everyone is enjoying seasonally-appropriate weather. It’s been pretty nasty around here the past couple of days, but such is life, especially in December. The very exciting news is that earlier in the week I WALKED ALL THE WAY AROUND THE BLOCK!! (!!!!) If you’ve just joined us, here’s a […]Read more "Updates on Life, Health, and Other Fragile Things"
Wow! Is it that time already? It is! The launch day for The City of Shadows, book #3 in the Giaco & Luca series, is here! It’s been quite a long road to this point. I wrote the original version of The Shadowy Man, the first book in the series, back in 2007. The basic premise and […]Read more "Get “The City of Shadows” Free Today!"
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"
I’ve been a big fan of the Penny White series since I read the first book, and “The Business of Bees,” the 8th book in the series, does not disappoint. In fact, the series just goes from strength to strength. If you haven’t read any of the earlier books, you might want to go back […]Read more "“Penny White and the Business of Bees” by Chrys Cymri"
Hi All! It’s here! Sunny days and cool nights, the leaves starting to turn orange, the scent of pumpkin spice wafting through the air… Oh, and Half a Dream, the second book in the Giacio & Luca series, is now officially launched and is free on Kindle this week only! You can get it here. A […]Read more "Get “Half a Dream” Free Today!"
Hi All! Yes, it’s finally here! Free e-ARCs are available of The City of Shadows, the third (and currently final) installment in the Giaco & Luca series. But first, a humble request for a favor. I am currently getting ready for the official launch of Half a Dream, the second book in the series. So it’s “secretly” already live […]Read more "Get a Free ARC of “The City of Shadows”!"
Happy Solstice, everyone! In celebration of this most balanced and auspicious day, I thought I’d share a sneak peek of “The City of Shadows,” book 3 in the Giaco & Luca series. Between returning to teaching after my medical leave, and working on stuff related to my other pen name, I’ve been much slower than […]Read more "Get a Sneak Peek of “The City of Shadows”! Plus this week’s selection of giveaways"
Hi Everyone! I’ve been busy–and exhausted and sore–from the beginning of the semester and returning to teaching, so I don’t have a lot of news to share right now. So I thought I’d do another reading roundup. A number of you wrote back to me the last time I asked for reading recommendations, and now […]Read more "What Are We All Reading?"