Saturday, October 26, 2013


This is the "cover" for my nano story this year. 

And the blurb:
Kamen Yortroi figures that he's earned some peace. Last summer he killed the ghoule ravaging his farm and it's time to settle in and, well, farm. But the ghoules are getting more active, all around the land of Teren, and they've called an early Baron's Court to figure out what to do. Kamen is now considered a Baron and a guardian against the ghoules - he has to attend, if only to support Ewan Marlian, the friend that saved his life.

Returning to Dane City means that he's tossed into a messy mix of intrigue, alliances and backstabbing. And then there are those pesky, flesh-eating ghoules.


Sunday, September 1, 2013


I went for a walk today, just before a thunderstorm. Met this little fellow. Might use him for a metaphor in Skeleton Hill.


"You think you know what you're getting into, but you're not."

He stared at me, full of challenge. "How so?"

"You know he's a spider, weaving a web of allies and lies. But you're used to spiders that spread their net in one plane. Simple, easy to see."

He shook his head. "He's not?"

"Of course he is. But he's not a simple spider and neither is his web. It's a tangled, three-dimensional thing." I picked up a piece of string and tangled it in my fingers. "You can't go around it. You can't avoid it."

He stared at my hands as I looped a cage between them.

"And he's there, in the center of it all."

He sighed, tired. "If I can't avoid it, what do I do about it?"

I smiled, razor sharp. "We take it apart." I pulled one hand out and the cage collapsed. "If we're lucky, he'll be tangled in the middle of it all."