How to write a thrilling fantasy novel (book writing tips for authors)
I’m my own worst enemy. As a cover designer and book editor, I used to tell authors to get a...Read More
55+ best vampire books (brooding vampire dark fantasy novels… with character portraits)
I’m putting the final touches on my YA vampire series and have been making pretty amazing...Read More
What to blog about as an author
I started this website years ago for my fiction, and had a couple broken blogs on it before trying...Read More
Thirst for Vampire (Blood and Ash Book Two sneak preview)
I’m in final edits for this book, which I’ve been working on for nearly two...Read More
Prison Fae (Supernatural Penitentiary 1)
UPDATE! Book one is out and book two just launched! Here’s the first chapter. Chapter One...Read More
Infernal Betrayal: an Aztec Urban Fantasy
New release! I’m doing final edits on book three of the immortal assassin series – the...Read More
Free YA fantasy books!
It’s Chinese New Year in Taiwan, after getting stuffed on steamed fish, broiled pork and...Read More
Chinese New Year Magic
When I was much younger, I always thought I’d move to Japan – instead, stuck in Oregon...Read More
Nanowrimo castle retreat
This month I'm in a 12th century Austrian fortress, working on my Nanowrimo book project with a few writing friends. Right now it's snowing outside. We have a couple goats, alpaca and rabbits in the barn, tons of space, and almost too much peace and quiet - apart from...
London YA Literature Con
Last weekend we left Taiwan and headed to London for #yalc (London's Young Adult Literature Conference, which was part of ComicCon). I got to see some young adult authors, some pro-wrestlers and about half the cast from Game of Thrones, which was awesome. I also gave...
I’ll be at the London Film and Comic Con!
Just finishing my PhD and finally, finally moving on with my life... this year I managed to put out some fiction, which was a huge goal of mine, but now I'll have the time to finish what I've started and start writing full-time. I have dozens and dozens of novels...
Why I hate Bali
We've been in Bali for two months - I begged my wife to come back so I could speak at a conference even though we were here last year and she didn't have a good time. I loved it, the first time: it's basically paradise. It's an exotic adventure. Bali is very spiritual...
JK Rowling’s favorite bookstore
You may not know this about me, but my MA thesis was about esoteric symbolism in Harry Potter. So I'm thrilled to be travelling through Portugal this month, seeking out JK Rowling's favorite writing spots for inspiration. Rowling started planning Harry Potter in...
I’m renting a castle to write my next book
Last year I rented a castle for Nanowrimo. It was actually a chateau in France, but still... pretty amazing. We drank port and explored medieval cities and basked in the inspiration that emits from story-rich historical buildings. We wrote a lot, and even had some...
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