Category Archives: For Readers

If you’ve read any of my books or stories and are curious about what might be coming next, this is where I post regular updates, reports, and fragments from the projects currently on my desk. Plus, there may be some occasional tidbits tossed in about old stuff—deleted scenes, sketches, diagrams, etc. And if there’s something you’d really like to see, just drop a comment and ask.

The Payoff of Finding the “Just So” Word

In the normal course of world-building, we writers often come up with cool cultures and institutions and then cast about, looking for the perfect word or name to describe them….

A sailor’s view on courage

Favorite New Passage today: Even the strongest sail flutters in a gale. What matters is whether it holds to the stays or not. And Merrik was holding to his stays.

A man of experience

Favorite New Passage Today: Truly he was a man who had travelled well, and his eyes flashed hints of a hundred stories.

Pay Me, Bug!

My Blurb: When Grif Vindh and his crew pull into the Tylaris system to celebrate after pulling off an impossible heist, all hands begin dreaming of what they’ll do next. But…

Boys will be boys

Favorite new sentence today: Nothing stains flour like the blood of your kin.