I’ve fallen off the radar for a while. Blame it all on the busy summer. And the growing bundle of love that is my daughter. And the other love that is my son. Oh, and work. And that other work. Basically, I have a lot of excuses. Some legit. Some less so. But I want … More Enough Silence!
It is the 21st if the month, and that means I try and get people to head over to my Patreon account and throw a few bucks my way. To be honest, the main reason I chose the 21st is to resonate with my birthday. Which is today. But now that my birthday is here, … More June Patreon Plug
The children are asleep. The house is temporarily quiet. All day the back of my mind has been thinking up dreams for the page. I look at the clock. I listen to my body. Frowning, I slip into bed. Tomorrow is an early day. I close my eyes only to visit the world that longs … More Almost Bedtime
For about a year now I’ve been working on my third fantasy novel, the first book in a new series. The original goal was to have it out sometime during the spring. So much for that. I did finish the first draft with enough time so that I could have done a quick pass of … More Second Drafts Are Like Soup
Tak wandered. It was an aimless wandering. He had never felt comfortable staying in one place for too long. Or so he told himself. That he had no home and no coin made the choice to wander that much easier. Two weeks ago he had been in a proper city that was just large enough … More The Pepper, Pt 1
Since the start of the year I started the sci-fi novel series The Expanse. After three books in a row, despite enjoying the novels, I did need a break from space. I went to the internet and found quite a bit of buzz about a new novel that instead of being rooted in A European … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: The Poppy War
Their dust swept into the lonely guard tower. He coughed and tried to tell himself the watering in his eyes was solely a result of the irritant. Their numbers were not countless, but they were far greater than one, and I e was all he had. They continued their march forward. It was slow. He … More The Horde
Once this village was ashes. All she needed was to close her eyes and she could see it again. Charred buildings moments away from toppling. That is what lived in her memory. She gripped the sword at her side to remind herself she was in the now. She was here and the village was whole … More The Village
A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Dana Hall about living in Japan. Dana was incredibly easy to talk to and asked some great questions. The article was posted over the weekend and I am so pleased with the result. I tend to ramble, which longtime readers likely know, but she managed to choose … More I was Interviewed!
I love my children very much. Today was spent mostly just the three of us as the Mrs has her own errands to run. And even though it was tiring, it was also quite nice. We played, we cuddled, we ate. All in all, a good time was had. Really the roughest part of the … More Golden Week Day 7