Interview on Fangirl Blog

My interview with the Fangirl blog is now posted.  Mostly we talk Star Wars, but we also touch on some general themes present in all my writing.  Have a read if you have a moment.  I had a lot of fun doing the interview (we actually did this interview by phone and Linda transcribed it; given my penchant for lawyerspeak, that must have been a Herculean task).

Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

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Sneak peek at the cover art for The Hammer and the Blade

Angry Robot has posted a sneak peek at the cover art for The Hammer and the Blade.  You can read the whole post here (and they have a higher res image) but I’m posting the art right here, too.

To say that I love, love, love this would be an understatement.  It captures Egil and Nix exactly. My thanks to the artist, Richard Jones, whose portfolio you can see on his website.

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A lesson from my dad

Like all parents, I often wonder if I’m doing right by my kids. Am I teaching them the important things? Am I sending them off into the world with the tools they need to live a fulfilling, honorable life? Man, we affect them in so many ways. It’s an awesome, awful, wonderful responsibility. My dad is 85 and quite sick at the moment, so these questions are especially on my mind right now. When I … Read the rest


The next iteration of D&D

As this NY Times article (and this announcement by WotC) makes clear, the next iteration of Dungeons and Dragons is under development.   I’ve known about this for a while (but was sworn to secrecy under threat of thumbscrews) and have been privy to some of the discussions (in a mostly minor, incidental way). But what I’ve seen has me very excited about the future of D&D.

I think it’s enormously wise of WotC to look … Read the rest


What’s new in January

So let’s see what’s new in January from Angry Robot, in the Galaxy Far, Far Away, and in the Forgotten Realms.

From Angry Robot Books, we have The Great Game: The Bookman Histories, Book 3, by Lavie Tidhar, which sounds completely kickass. From the back matter:

When Mycroft Holmes is murdered in London, it is up to retired shadow executive Smith to track down his killer – and stumble on the greatest conspiracy of Read the rest


Third excerpt from The Hammer and the Blade

It’s January, which means another excerpt from my sword and sorcery novel, The Hammer and the Blade, forthcoming from Angry Robot Books (June 2012).  Previous excerpts are available here and here. The book is available for pre-orders at online retailers, and such pre-orders are, of course, much appreciated.

As always, the purpose of the excerpts is to give you a feel for the tone of the book, the voice of the characters, and … Read the rest