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"
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”!"
I hope everyone is staying cool! It’s that glorious time of year when the towels never dry unless you run the AC and a dehumidifier, and the bugs are out full force. Try to enjoy it, because you know a few months from now we’ll all be whining about the cold. Today seemed like an auspicious day […]Read more "Catch a Preview of the Next Giaco & Luca Story!"
Hello all! Welcome to April. It’s certainly been a damp one here in North Carolina, just like all the previous months since, oh, August. There was a brief glorious moment when my basement floor was not actually swimming in water, but that, alas, has passed. I guess this should be our theme song Since, as […]Read more "Shadow and Flame: Working on My New Fantasy Series (And This Week’s Selection of Giveaways)"
Wow! Is it almost April already? Where is the time going? I have to admit that in my fantasies, I thought I would be most of the way to cured by now, since I’m spending the spring on medical leave. Alas, that is not the case. While I can certainly see signs of improvement, it’s […]Read more "Excerpt and Free ARC of New Work! Plus many more giveaways"
Before I jump into the meat of this post, I have a request! One that should be pretty simple and easy to fulfill. The official release date of The Dreaming Land isn’t until September 22, AKA the equinox, but I’ve already published the paperback of Book 1 so that people can start posting reviews. So if you […]Read more "Was Baba Yaga Really So Bad, Anyway?"
Last week I wrote about writing with/about altered perceptions. This week, in keeping with the same trend, I thought I’d write a little more about altered perceptions, and some of the sources of inspiration for my characters and stories. Having your perceptions altered in some way can be terrifying, and certainly makes things difficult, but […]Read more "Synesthesia and Other Sources of Inspiration"
I’m currently reading Jessica Taylor-Bearman’s A Girl Behind Dark Glasses, about her experience as a teenager with severe ME/CFS. I’m interested in her story not just because, as someone with a chronic illness, I’m interested in the stories of other people with chronic illnesses, but because, like most people in her situation, she has to try […]Read more "Tripping Out: Writing About Altered Perceptions"