Month: June, 2011

Lament of the slacker

I know, I know – it’s been a while between posts. I haven’t forgotten the blog, it’s just that between the publicity demands of Winter’s Shadow, finishing the first draft of the sequel, and being busy in my day job, I simply haven’t had the time. There’s only so many hours in a day and so much caffeine a man can drink before he has to start paying attention to the heart palpitations. Luckily next week, things should return to normal, as I’ve recently finished constructing a cloning device.  Read the rest of this entry »

A tale of two launches

It’s a curious thing to find oneself in the spotlight after spending so much time trying to avoid it. Writers generally aren’t exhibitonists. We’re much more comfortable with our own company, then with large groups. That’s not to say, we’re antisocial or misanthropic, catch us in the right mood and we can be downright gregarious, but if you spend most of your time hanging out with make-believe people sometimes you lose the knack for interacting with real ones. Read the rest of this entry »

First week jitters

Well, the big day has been and gone. Anybody interested in reading Winter’s Shadow (and if you’re not, why aren’t you?) can waltz into their local bookstore and buy themselves a copy for the low, low price of $19.99. Alternatively, you can jump over to the Winter’s Shadow page and order it online, but I urge you to do it the old fashioned way. Bookstores, especially the independent ones, need your support. Otherwise, they’ll go the way of the Dodo – destroyed by poachers, rats and dogs. Read the rest of this entry »