Novels


The Lord of Dreams – now up for pre-order!  

The Lord of Dreams is now up for pre-order! When a fairy king grants a human wish, there’s more at stake than dreams. Claire Delaney has a good life, despite her adolescent angst. But she wants more. In a moment of frustration, she wishes to be “the hero.” What she actually wants is to be the center of attention, but what she gets is a terrifying Fae king demanding that she rescue an imprisoned fairy, facing fantastical dangers and hardships she could not have imagined. Yet the dreams–and the rescue–are only the beginning of her journey. She is at the […]

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Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set (second set of mini reviews)

As promised, here is my second set of mini reviews of the books in Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set. You can find the first set of mini reviews here. If this is the first you’ve seen of noblebright fantasy, you can find an overview here on my site and on Noblebright.org. In that overview post, I promised reviews of the books in this first noblebright fantasy boxed set, along with content notes and caveats as appropriate. The books are in alphabetical order by author’s last name in the set, but that’s not the order in which I’m reading them, so […]


Noblebright.org is off to a fantastic start!

Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set is back online! Find it here: Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble Nook  |  Kobo  |  iBooks You know what would be super awesome? If you could help us spread the word! Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell your reading buddies… tell everyone! Remember that while these books are noblebright fantasy and aim to celebrate the best of human nature, they are not all appropriate for Very Young Eyes™, if you know what I mean. I have written mini reviews of Pen Pal, Lhind the Thief, Six Celestial Swords, and The Emperor’s Edge and am […]


Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set – pre-order status – UPDATED

Why?! The short version is that Amazon glitched up the pricing. Badly. The problem was solved a week ago, but the Amazon’s right hand didn’t talk to its left hand and they de-listed the set anyway because the left hand thought the problem still existed. So what happens now? I’m still trying to reach someone at Amazon who can actually solve the problem – I’ve talked to people who understand and acknowledge it was their mistake but can’t fix it, and I’ve talked with people who don’t understand the complaint at all (despite copious documentation from me). I hope it will […]


Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set (first set of mini reviews) 1

A few days ago I wrote an overview of noblebright fantasy, which you can find here on my site and on Noblebright.org. I want to make noblebright fantasy a recognized subgenre of fantasy the way grimdark is now. In a discussion elsewhere on the internet, one author mentioned to me that, while the term is great, much of classic fantasy literature fits the noblebright definition. He questioned whether there is any utility in inventing a term for something that already exists and continues to be written. I agree… many of the best-loved works of fantasy are noblebright, or at least […]


Noblebright Fantasy: An Overview 15

Several years ago I was fortunate enough to connect with another indie author, Mike Reeves-McMillan, who wrote a lovely review of The King’s Sword, which he described, tongue-in-cheek, as “cheerybright.” He meant that the world wasn’t perfect, but good characters exist and can make a difference in their world and society through actions defined by honesty, integrity, and self-sacrifice. While the term cheerybright certainly made me smile (and was a lovely counterpoint to grimdark), we eventually discovered the term “noblebright.” The term noblebright was originally something of a joke from the gaming community. The quintessential grimdark game Warhammer 40k (which I […]


The Beginning of Wisdom (A Long-Forgotten Song, Book 3)

It’s done! It’s finally done!   The Beginning of Wisdom – A Long-Forgotten Song, Book III When Edwin reveals his true colors, Colonel Grenidor realizes he has run out of options. The Fae prince Niall offers Grenidor a way out, but defection forces Grenidor to face the repercussions of his actions. Feichin’s redemption has rocked the Fae, who struggle to understand El and their own place in creation. Lord Owen, still not recovered, turns to Dr. Bartok for answers. When new information sheds light on Edwin’s terrifying plan, both the Fae and humans must decide what obedience and love really […]


My Writing Process by Book and Series

I was recently asked to describe my writing process for novels and series. Hm. That’s a hard one. Every book has been different. Every series is different. This isn’t a post about how you should write your books and your series. This is about what I’ve done so far and how it has worked, as well as what I’m going to try to do next. The Short Version: Erdemen Honor evolved as a standalone, then a sequel, then a third book in the series. Each is a complete, self-contained story that builds on the previous books. A Long-Forgotten Song was a series from […]


Interview: Kemen Sendoa (from Erdemen Honor series, after Honor’s Heir)

To celebrate reaching $25 per story on my Patreon campaign, I interviewed Kemen Sendoa from the Erdemen Honor series. This interview takes place after Honor’s Heir, so beware of spoilers! I’m also sharing this scene for #SaturdayScenes, a weekly event on G+. You can find me on G+ here.   SPOILERS AHEAD!   Kemen enters the room. As the author, I wrote from his perspective, imagining what it would be like to be tall, to be male, to be a soldier, to be a Dari. I experienced these things from his perspective, not my own. Now I see him from […]


The Dragon’s Tongue: A Long-Forgotten Song (Book 2)

It’s done! It’s finally done. The ebooks are up on all major vendors and the paperbacks should be live in a matter of hours. The Dragon’s Tongue is the best book I’ve written thus far. You will love it. Seriously. The only thing better than this book is book 3, which is being edited now. I cannot wait for you to read these! Go go go! Reviews are appreciated, as always.  You can find The Dragon’s Tongue on all the usual sites: Amazon/Kindle Smashwords B&N/Nook Direct from me