I survived my vacation ๐ŸŽ‰

Here’s one of my world-famous emails, originally sent June 12, year of our Lord 2019. Get on the list here! The Hawkes Bay had exactly zero zombies. This left me a little disappointed. I mean, you go to a place known for its wine, and you kinda expect a few of the walking dead, but nope: all very civilized. This week: How’d the vacation go? A new release! and An excerpt of said release. If you hate holiday photos, you might want to brace yourself. Let’s dig in. STATUS: VACATION ACCOMPLISHED We stayed in Havelock North, part of NZ’s wine region Bermuda Triangle (the other contributors being Hastins and Napier). Rae and I had a fantastic time – despite it being the depths of winter, we managed to eat and drink our way to heart-disease levels of satisfaction. Here’s a Read More …

A cover reveal, wallpapers, and … CAN THIS BE A RELEASE?! ๐ŸŽ‰

One of my world-famous emails, originally sent Saturday, 18 May 2019. Get on the list here! Tyche Everywhere We’re pausing our Boundless talk to return to the Ezeroc Wars universe for a spell. Back in the mists of time, I wrote y’all a for-fans novel. So very, very many of you emailed me saying a) you liked it and b) where the hell’s the next book? Your wait is at an end. This week: What’s been going on in the Empire; Tyche Forever and its new cover (spoilers: it’s amazing, I love it); A little about the next two; and My cover artist’s last gift for you. Let’s dig in. The Empire …by which I mean, my life. It’s been a good couple months this end. I’ve finished up a contract with an excellent bunch of people at New Zealand’s Read More …

Rewriting The Fall of Reason

I sometimes re-write chunks of work, because it sucks. Most of the time I do this once the first draft is finished, but on starting the finale in the Tyche’s Fallen trilogy (Tyche’s Crusade), I figured it was not what it needed to be. Because I like self-flagellation, I present you with both takes on The Fall of Reason. Neither of these are edited. This is horrible, horrible first-draft stuff (so bad, I threw one version out). But no writing is wasted! You get to join in the suffering with me. The Hard Fail Version โ€œAsh is a nice shade of gray.โ€ Nate pressed his face to the air carโ€™s window, staring down at the streets of San Francisco as they scudded by. The city was still on life support. While buildings no longer burned, shipping new ash into the Read More …