We're only four weeks away from the launch of The Watermight Thief, the first novel in my new series set in the world of Steel and Fire. I'm going to share something each Friday until the February 15th launch. This week, it's the official blurb! Welcome to Pendark, a city of murky canals, brutal gladiator fights, and… Continue reading The Steel and Fire spinoff comes out in four weeks!
Name a dragon in The Watermight Thief
I'm getting close to the end of the third draft of The Watermight Thief, and I need your help! One of the dragons in the book needs a new name. I don't think the one I've been using fits this particular dragon's character. Please suggest some names for him in the comments of this Facebook… Continue reading Name a dragon in The Watermight Thief
Wake Me After the Apocalypse
I'm very excited to announce the launch of my 13th novel! Wake Me After the Apocalypse is a young adult science fiction adventure. Think Passengers meets Deep Impact with a little bit of The Martian thrown in. It's a little different from my recent books. Looking forward to hearing what you think! Get the ebook and paperback on Amazon or read it for… Continue reading Wake Me After the Apocalypse
Cover Reveal: Wake Me After the Apocalypse
Just in case you missed the announcement on Facebook, here is the cover for my upcoming science fiction adventure, Wake Me After the Apocalypse. The design is by Dane at Ebook Launch, and I think it perfectly captures the tone of this story, a tale of resilience and optimism at the end of the world. The novel… Continue reading Cover Reveal: Wake Me After the Apocalypse
Summer Plans and Upcoming Projects
Hey everyone! Now that the Empire of Talents trilogy is complete, I wanted to update you on my plans for the summer and share what I'll be working on next. Tomorrow I'm taking a 16-hour flight from Hong Kong to spend a week at my alma mater, Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and attend… Continue reading Summer Plans and Upcoming Projects
On naming and renaming
It has been nearly two weeks since the launch of The Spy in the Silver Palace, my new YA fantasy adventure about a girl who can change her appearance. Today I want to tell the story of how I almost gave the main character the wrong name. I don't have a particularly scientific method for coming… Continue reading On naming and renaming
The Making of a Fantasy Map
I have always loved reading fantasy. The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, and The Wheel of Time were the series that defined my childhood. (Well, Wheel of Time lasted longer than my childhood. Robert Jordan passed away while I was in college.) Since then, I've enjoyed the works of Brandon Sanderson, Sarah J Maas, George RR Martin, Sabaa Tahir, and… Continue reading The Making of a Fantasy Map
NIGHT OF FLAME – The Steel & Fire series is complete!
Night of Flame, the fifth and final book in my young adult fantasy series, launches this weekend. I'm excited to share the conclusion I've been thinking about since I first started working on Duel of Fire in 2015. I had a general sense of how I wanted this story to end, but this book included some surprises for… Continue reading NIGHT OF FLAME – The Steel & Fire series is complete!
Cover Redesign for Seabound
I recently decided to get new covers made for my post-apocalyptic adventure at sea, The Seabound Chronicles, a series which has been complete since December 2015. With the original covers, I was going for the Wool look: a large, dramatic title on a relatively simple background. The old covers fit in fairly well in the adult post-apocalyptic category on Amazon. However, they don't… Continue reading Cover Redesign for Seabound
Name the villain!
Burnt Sea, the prequel to Seabound, launches in just over a week. The ink is dry and the book is up for pre-order, so I've been hard at work on the third draft of the final book in the Seabound Chronicles. This will be the culmination of three years of writing, and hopefully it will be an epic conclusion… Continue reading Name the villain!