Interactive interview at Loremaster.org

I’m participating in an interactive interview at Loremaster.org.  What does that mean?  That means that you ask me questions on an ongoing basis and I then deceive, inveigle, and obfuscate (X-files  reference for the uninitiated) instead of answering.  Good times!

So pop on over and throw up a question or just read along.  Should be fun.  Thanks to Matt James and the Loremaster crew for inviting me over and setting it up.… Read the rest


Commercial success — how?

Many books are published each year and the vast, vast majority never make much of a ripple.  They hit shelves, get a review or three, sell under 10K copies, and go out of print.  Yet lots of them are well-written in one respect or another.  I can think of a few that have even had a reasonably strong marketing push behind them, and yet still found only a small audience.  Why did they fail to … Read the rest


Interview at The Fantasy Author’s Handbook

My friend and editor with Wizards of the Coast, Phil Athans, has interviewed me at his blog, The Fantasy Author’s Handbook. The interview is an expanded version of some questions Phil sent me while he was drafting his forthcoming book, The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller!.

Take a look at that picture with me and the boys at Disney. Riordan looks like he’s thinking: … Read the rest


Erevis Cale Omnibus release day

The Erevis Cale TrilogyToday The Erevis Cale Trilogy Omnibus is released to wreak havoc on bookstores everywhere.  Watch your backs, peeps.

The Omnibus contains the three novels of The Erevis Cale Trilogy (Twilight Falling, Dawn of Night, and Midnight’s Mask) together with two related short stories, “All the Sinners Saints,” and “Soulbound.”

If you’re a longtime fan of Cale’s stories, I hope you’ll consider picking this up. The books is (not to put too … Read the rest