Every time a writer sits down to create a story they face a multitude of choices. Since stories don’t exist in a vacuum, all of those choices add up to make meaning–whether the writer intends that meaning or not. Our world influences our narratives, and our narratives influence our world. Who we choose to present … More Why Nottingham?
Well, folks, it’s time to tell you what I’ve been working on for the past few months/years/eons of geological time. Before Compass Rose walked into my head, and long before Rowan decided to pick up a rose, there was Robyn. Nottingham is my problem child. I’ve been working on this book since 2014, and it … More Upcoming Release: Nottingham
This summer hasn’t gone exactly how I envisioned–I was in a car accident in early April that left me with a nasty concussion and derailed most (aka all) of my summer plans. However, I am finally on the mend, and I have exciting news! First, I did manage to get Nottingham to the editor in … More I’m on Patreon!
Once upon a time I told myself I would never write my pets into my books. That lasted, as you can imagine, all of five minutes. When I sat down to write Thorn, I knew Rowan needed an animal companion, and I shamelessly modeled her after my majestic beast of a doggo, Artemis. I was still … More Rowan and the Wolf
Writers never do what we want. You start reading a series, get invested, and then the author doesn’t produce the sequel for 6+ years. (Yes, George R.R. Martin, I am referring to you.) As an author, however, I have to say I’ve grown a lot more sympathetic to Martin’s plight, even as my inner reader fumes. … More Why Is Thorn NOT a Sequel to Compass Rose?
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Crazy as it feels, October is almost over, which means Thorn’s release is only a few months away, along with the bitter winds of winter (yes, still waiting on that book Mr. Martin). The book itself is long out of my hands and with the publisher, and I’ve been so lost in my current projects that … More Release the…Thorn?
Compass Rose came out ten days ago. Maybe I should have posted something sooner, but the birthday of a first book is… well… let’s just say I had too many emotions running around to pin one down long enough to write about it. So. Compass Rose is out there, doing her thing, and here I am: … More Compass Rose, Island Living, and a Metaphor
Fairytales aren’t for children. … More Why I Love Retold Fairy Tales
I’ve spent the past few years living on islands. When I talk about my life to people who don’t understand the circumstances, I often find that part hard to explain. It doesn’t quite feel real. Even now that I’ve closed that chapter and my wife and I have moved back to Massachusetts, I still can’t … More Snow Falling on Palm Trees