Signing for paperback release of THE GODBORN

TheGodborncleanAs is my habit with all releases, I’m doing a signing for the paperback release The Godborn, which hits shelves on Tuesday, March 4th.

If you’d like an autographed copy of the paperback version of the book and live in the United States, then just Paypal me $14.50 (and I can still do signings for the hardcover, too, though that has an all-in cost of $32.00 to U.S. addresses).  Include your shipping address, to … Read the rest


P90X3-P90X2-P90X-Insanity Hybrid

P90X3_challenge_crewYou can read my previous fitness posts here, including my early reviews of P90X3.

I purchased P90X3 when it came out and went six weeks into it. I like it a lot and recommend it.  The workouts are tough and, at thirty minutes, are easy to fit into a busy schedule.  That said, I’d done P90X and P90X2 before starting P90X3, and while doing P90X3 exclusively I found that I missed some aspects of … Read the rest


Crossing the Streams Contest 2014

crossing_the_streamsOh, it’s on like Donkey Kong!  Streams will be crossed and Giant Stay Puft Marshmallowmen will tremble in their weird marshmallowman…sailor hats?  Yes, their weird sailor hats!

Sez you, “You blather, man!  What in the Hell are you on about?”

Sez I: “LOLWut? Oh. Uh, well, let me tell you!”

Crossing the Streams is a huge, multi-author, multi-book giveaway. Over a dozen speculative fiction writers have come together to create something very cool.  Some of … Read the rest


What is Sword and Sorcery? With recommendations!

mouse1_sInspired by a thread on Reddit, I thought I’d write down my thoughts on some of the things that I think define sword and sorcery.  Probably lots of folks have done this, but I’m going to go ahead and do it anyway.

So Paul, tell us in a paragraph what you think characterizes sword and sorcery?

Let me first take  a moment to point out that this all just my opinion and isn’t necessarily meant … Read the rest


On masculine stories, owing only yourself, and not giving a damn

My post about Why I Write Masculine Stories generated a lot of commentary. I didn’t (and won’t) participate in it beyond this follow-up post because I find the whole thing silly.

I did find it an interesting study of internet outrage culture, though.  I’ve been a spectator to other writers on the receiving end of the internet’s outrage, but experiencing it myself was both enlightening and, I daresay, kind of fun.  I won’t draw conclusions … Read the rest


What’s it gonna take for me to put your nose in this book today?

TheHammer&theBlade(corrected)Heated seats?  Swords? Sorcery?  Witty dialog? All standard.  🙂

Anyway, The Hammer and the Blade (the first Tale of Egil and Nix), which Library Journal called, “sword and sorcery at its rollicking best, after the fashion of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser,” is available for Nook and Kindle for a mere $1.99.

So, if you’e been waiting to get in on the action with Egil and Nix, now’s a great time to take … Read the rest