My Writing Adventure

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/r/fantasy is doing it again! We're throwing another Drinks With Authors party - come celebrate awesome fiction with us!  This will be a repeat of what we did at LoneStarCon3, with general socializing, shenanigans, and of course the book raffle. No need to commit to the whole time frame, pop by if you can and say hi! A poster and other cool info is forthcoming, but in the meantime here is the date and location info:

Black Label Brewing Company at the Saranac Commons
19 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Thursday Aug. 20th, 7-11pm

DWA 2015 Map Text

Canvas and CabernetUpdates

I have seen more glimpses of the cover - color, hooray! - for STEAL THE SKY and it's looking wonderful. I'm in the home stretch of book two's draft, and plan on having a rough finished by WorldCon. I also got a chance to recommend one of my favorite SciFi detective novels over on SF Signal.


My birthday was this month, and while I don't usually do anything special for the day, I decided to go out and do some painting with some friends. We went to Canvas and Cabernet - one of those drink and paint studios - and spent a good couple of hours just playing around with acrylic paints. It was great fun and I'm sure we'll do it again.

A Story Recommendation

Madeleine by Amal El-Mohtar. A beautiful story about memory.


I have seen a glimpse of what the cover for STEAL THE SKY will hold, and it's fantastic! I can't wait to share it with everyone. Book two has crossed the 60k mark - as you can see in the sidebar - but progress has slowed slightly as I polish up STEAL THE SKY one more time before sending it to my editor. Expect a flurry of new words for book two in July!


I've been having some fun exploring different iterations of mythical creatures (and completely new ones!) that fall outside of the usual realm of DnD-esque beasts. A collection of the images I've gathered can be found here: Fantasy Creatures. I'd love to use this guy in a story some day.

A Story Recommendation

This Wanderer, in the Dark of the Year by Kris Millering. Beautiful and evocative - an excellent use of fragrance in narrative.