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 […]
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My characters are not only imaginary, they exist in an imaginary fantasy world. But they still have real-world prototypes or examples. Although I thought them up on my own, I’ve found some real-world examples of what they might look or be like. My main country in The Zemnian Trilogy is, of course, Zem’ (“Earth” or “Land”). But […]
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Matter of Time JE Nice In “Matter of Time,” dragons and humans co-exist in harmony–sort of. They live in the same city and work together, and the current king, chosen by humans and dragons alike, is a dragon, and everything seems great. Except for the screams and the disappearances. Something is definitely going on, but […]
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Last week I wrote about how Valya, the heroine of my upcoming release The Dreaming Land, was a “bad girl,” both by the standards of her society and of ours. She’s a bit–well, more than a bit–of a femme fatale, at least in the minds of other people. In fact, I have an ad going right […]
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When I conceived of Valya, the heroine of The Dreaming Land, I knew I wanted her to be…bad. You know, like a bad girl. And really bad, not just fake bad. But I also wanted her to be sympathetic, which created a challenge. You see, while there are plenty of literary tropes and lots of good […]
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Skip Perrin Briar Jera just wants to see the world. Sometimes you should be careful what you wish for. Soon she’s on the run and skipping around not just in space, but in time. And she may be called upon to save the fabric of the universe itself… “Skip” is a sort of mashup of […]
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It’s here! The final book in The Dreaming Land mini-series (link to sample), and of the entire Zemnian Series! It’s been a long road, but it’s almost at its end. You can get a free Advance Review Copy of The Dreaming Land III here. Here’s the blurb: Valya has chased the slave traders stealing her people’s children all the […]
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So I’ve done it. After some internal debate, I decided to go ahead and dip my toe in the waters of romance. Actually, I decided to do it several years ago, when I started writing The Dreaming Land. (Link to sample). The current cover for TDLII My original inspiration for the whole story was a vision […]
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It’s my birthday tomorrow, so I thought I’d celebrate it with a freebie! Today and tomorrow The Midnight Land I is free on Kindle. The cover for TMLI And if you’re in the US, The Midnight Land II is just 99c for the next two days as well! The cover for TMLII AND, if you haven’t […]
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Hurray! It’s here! An ARC of The Dreaming Land II, which you can pick up completely free (for a limited time) here. Here’s the current cover: And here’s the blurb: Valya has won permission to hunt down the slave traders defiling her land and stealing its children. Now begins the most difficult part of her […]
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