Let's give everyone something special here. This is a doodle of mine -- a crude dragon doodle colored to sheer awesomeness by my husband Brett, who's a Photoshop GENIUS. But this isn't an ordinary dragon...oh no. This is Obsidian, who shows up later in the tales -- first in a short story called "Dragon's Gift", … Continue reading Something Special
Just got my free author's copies of The Severed Earth in the mail today, and they're GORGEOUS...and BIG. Ye gods, I wasn't quite expecting this to be that hefty! Though...well....in contrast, the first book of Wheel of Time was over 300k words, the first Game of Thrones was just under 300k, Fellowship of the Ring … Continue reading Got the author’s copies!
Wow -- someone left a five-star rating on The Severed Earth over on Amazon. That...floors me. I'm so used to thinking of these as just...well...I've been working on them so long, it's hard to see it objectively anymore. But it's humbling whenever anonymous strangers leave good words on my writing -- I mean, you expect … Continue reading Squeeing again!
aftermath, next the next chapter should see the finish of this book.
chaos and silence And do be still, the7ofswords. You're just snarked off because I wouldn't let our D&D group roleplay the hot-sex-in-the-fields bit. Or you're just upset because your character was in Steve Perry's role. Nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah NAH. 😛 And yes, that's a free invitation for any in my FL to head … Continue reading The Severed Earth, Chapter 42
tides of air and stone This one...and this direction...is somewhat the fault of some long-ago fanficcer who decided that *all* Blood Guards had a "special" relationship with the Crown. (bluntly, they don't...Darkwater & Faolán are the exception that proves the rule.) After my initial "eeeeeewwwww getitoutofmyheadplzplzplz!!!111!!" reaction, I started thinking about how it *might* work... … Continue reading The Severed Earth, Chapter 41
pointed end goes in first Wherein the train wreck that is the next two books gets set into motion. And I don't know who I feel sorrier for, Steve, Jonathan...or Neal. oh, yeah, and here's your payoff, mdperryfan. Enjoy the good ol' fashioned in-the-fields Kern scene. 😉 okay, okay, not quite true. There's more. dear … Continue reading The Severed Earth, Chapter 40
broken Wow. I've either shocked the crap out of you folks or everyone's been slammed by that storm that dumped four inches of snow on us this morning. SNOW SNOW SNOW! WANT MORE SNOW! WANT BLIZZARD! WANT SNOW! SNOW SNOW SNOW!!
shock, after shock ...okay, I'm breathing now... I think.