Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your 4th of July if you’re in the US, and staying cool if you’re anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. If you’re Down Under, I hope the winter is being reasonably mild and pleasant. Speaking of cooler climes, Facebook is reminding me that ten years ago I traveled by […]Read more "Running down Memory Lane to Russia, Plus Hot Reads and Cool Freebies"
Hi All! Now that it’s officially summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, I hope you’re enjoying the heat. Or something. I admit to having mixed feelings about it. I’m from a warm climate, and I used to have a high heat tolerance. One of the irritating aspects of my current health situation is an intolerance […]Read more "Grab a Complimentary Copy of “The Shadowy Man,” Plus Summer Reading Recommendations"
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! 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"
Hello Everyone! So this will be short and to the point: I’ve *finally* gotten the audiobook of The Shadowy Man uploaded to its various stores! Not all of them are live yet, but it’s currently available for a mere $2.99 on lots of retailers, including Apple, Chirp (all Chirp titles are 10% off), Google Play, Kobo, and […]Read more "Get Your Copy of the Audiobook for “The Shadowy Man” (Including Free Review Copies!)"
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"
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"