Dear Convention Organizers

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As I’m beginning my fifth year as an up-and-coming professional writer attending conventions, I’ve made a few observations. This post isn’t targeted at any one convention, but rather, it addresses something I’ve noticed about convention culture as a whole. Some cons are way, way better about this than others. So, without further ado, let’s jump […]


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“Begin in an experience, real or imagined.” – Richard Hugo I’ve tried doing the “Stranger than Fiction” series a couple of other places, but it never works out, so I’m going to try it again here on my website, and hopefully, I’ll manage to keep it around longer than some of the other places that […]

General updates 1/11/16

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Thus far 2016 is off to a pretty decent start. Here’s what’s going on with the #GallowglasArmy and my quest to be “The hardest working man in indie fantasy.” SPELLPUNK: I’m finally getting my first novel into shape where I feel like sharing it with the rest of the world. I’m posting new chapters on […]

Heading into 2016

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I didn’t do a 2015 wrap up, because on the whole, 2015 was not a stellar year for me. Yeah, it had some high points, really nice high points, but on the whole, not so much… Rather than look back, I’m going to focus on making 2016 a better year. This is the year I’m […]

Calling a Spade a Spade Part 2

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A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post in response to a conversation I’d had with some friends regarding the terminology and categorization of people who commit despicable acts upon their fellow human beings. If you’d like to read that post, it’s titled: Calling a Spade a Spade. I don’t often get involved […]

Forward to Warrior Poet

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With each installment of Dead Weight, I’ve asked one of my professional pals to write a forward. These are some of my favorite bits of the whole project. This time around, I’m pleased and proud to have Frances Pauli leading us into the fourth tale of the Faerie War. If you haven’ taken a look at her Kingdoms Gone stories, […]

Peter M. Ball

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Greetings all. Happy Monday…or at least as happy a Monday as you can have. I’ve got a guest today, Peter M Ball, and he’s going to talk a little about his Flotsam trilogy of novellas. I didn’t so much as discover these awesome stories as I did have them thrust upon me by Jennifer Brozek, […]


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This is going to be a little bit of a rambling post, mostly me thinking through my fingers about experimenting with making my Tears of Rage ebooks exclusive to Amazon. Now I know some of my readers and fellow writers consider Amazon to be the big bad nasty of publishing right now. This isn’t about justifying what […]