USURPER is out!

I blog very little now, since novels are a lot more fun to write. But big news! Usurper, the sequel to Lakhoni, is out! Ready to be purchased and read and reviewed by everyone who reads this and more. Here’s a link.  Go forth! Download. Enjoy!...

An Open Letter to Richard Paul Evans. Man to Man.

(and to the men and women who can’t see the problem in what he himself is admitting to having done) Disclaimer: I’m not wading into the abominable behavior of folks connected to FanX here, particularly in the way they’ve treated Shannon Hale (who is...

Writers Watch Out

Hi writers. In the interest of doing a bit of a service, I thought I would make a list of some really common red flags that you should watch out for when perusing small publishers. Here, for your enjoyment, is my list, with my own trademarked names for each red flag....

Here, My Loves, Is Chapter One of SHOWDOWN AT SERPENT RIDGE

Chapter 1                                                                          Ropes             I leaned carefully toward the rock face, letting my douli slide backward. I liked the shade from the tightly woven straw hat, but the wide brim was always getting in...

In Which I Fix Everything

The world today seems absolutely crackers. If you get this reference, will you be my forever friend? And comment to prove you get the reference, because even forever friends must be accountable. Have you noticed how people are losing their minds these days about...

More On Dreams

A couple years ago, I wrote about following your dreams. Lots of us dream about all kinds of things: travel, meeting someone special, meeting a famous writer or… I guess an actor or something. Writers are cooler. *ahem* Anyway. I thought I would revisit that...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series