Get a Sneak Peek of “The City of Shadows”! Plus this week’s selection of giveaways

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 […]

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Get a Sneak Peek of the Cover for “Half a Dream”! Plus This Week’s Selection of Giveaways

Happy June, everyone! Gosh, where is the time going? Seems like 2019 just started, and here it is June already. That means my medical leave is almost up, although classes don’t actually start until the end of August. I was hoping to be miraculously cured by now, but alas, that is not the case. The best I […]

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Checking up on Chekhov, Part II: Other People’s Suffering (Plus free books to cheer you up afterwards!)

Happy December! Yes, it’s the last month of 2018 already! How did that even happen? Somehow it seems like this has been such a long year…and at the same time, such a short one. Have I really accomplished anything in the past year? Have any of us? What are we doing with our lives?!?!! (howl […]

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Stormy weather: Rusalki, Vodyaniye, and other forms of water magic in modern fantasy

In my last post I talked about how I incorporated the story of Gray Wolf into my books. With Hurricane Florence currently playing will-she-won’t-she with my part of North Carolina, today seemed like a good time to talk about how I worked various forms of magical water creatures into my stories, along with some good […]

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