Desert Trilogy Releases Today!

My chapbook of three short stories set in the California desert is now available for your ereading devices. It's officially $2.99, but if you hurry, you might still get it at the $0.99 pre-order price. (It takes a while for Amazon and other retailers … [Continue reading]

Relationships, Place, Art, Careers

Highway outside Ocotillo CA

Recently I was part of a panel discussion on "The Man Behind the Woman" for the local chapter of the National Association of Career Women. The basic idea was three guys with less stellar careers than their wives talking about how we navigate this … [Continue reading]

Win a Free Book

To support the upcoming release of Desert Trilogy on Sunday, I'm giving away one lightly used, signed copy of my previous book, All the Wild and Lonely Places: Journeys in a Desert Landscape. All you need to do to enter: go to this post on my new … [Continue reading]

Only Six Days Left to Get Desert Trilogy for Under a Buck

Desert Trilogy goes live in just six days, and I'm hoping you'll pre-order it before then. You'll get it for just $0.99, and the book will get a bump in sales on the official on-sale date. Win-win! Here's a little teaser to get you to plunk down … [Continue reading]

It’s Queer Romance Month!

It's October 30th, and I just found out October is Queer Romance Month. Why queer romance, you ask? For one thing, maybe if novels like this had existed when I was a kid, my own struggles with sexuality and gender expression might have been a … [Continue reading]

Sleep On Your Manuscript

photo of a writer asleep on a typewriter

No, don't tuck your laptop under your pillow. Or print out your novel and sprinkle the pages between the sheets. And certainly don't sleep on a typewriter, like the young woman at right. (Ouch, my neck hurts just looking at that.) But if you're a … [Continue reading]

The Tremontaine Saga Goes Back in Time

Tremontaine Arrivals Cover

I'm excited for the release of Tremontaine, a serialized, 13-part prequel to Ellen Kushner's Riverside novels. Judging by an excerpt released Monday on RT Book Reviews, it should be every bit as excellent as Swordspoint, Privilege of the … [Continue reading]

Teaser Tuesday – Excerpt from Desert Trilogy

Derek gasped, resisting the impulse to roll away from a mammoth lumbering at him, its curving tusks waving dangerously. The thundering of its tree-trunk-sized feet hurt his ears, and he could swear he felt the ground shake—or was that the Glass … [Continue reading]

Self-Publishing Advice Roundup

So I'm launching into this whole self-publishing deal (with a little chapbook of three desert stories, which you can find more about here). Formatting for ebooks, formatting for print books, which services to use, how to get ISBNs—it's been a … [Continue reading]

Desert Trilogy Now Available for Pre-order

My new collection of short stories set in the California desert is now available for pre-order as an ebook, at the special price of 99 cents. When it goes on sale November 15th, the price will be $2.99 (still only a buck a story). These stories … [Continue reading]

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