Daughter of Aithne wins the OZMA Award

I'm very excited to report that Daughter of Aithne, Book Three of The Silver Web, has received the 2017 OZMA Award for fantasy fiction! A division of Chanticleer's International Book Awards, the OZMA Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works of fantasy. Winners were announced last weekend at Chanticleer's annual authors conference in Bellingham, Washington. It was a... Continue Reading →

Midlife Reboot

Sunday I came across this article in the Washington Post that talks about what we traditionally call the "midlife crisis." Turns out it's not a crisis at all. It's a "psychological and emotional reboot" where "our values, our priorities, even our brains...shift away from competition and social striving and toward connecting and giving to others,"... Continue Reading →

Making Facebook (Almost) Fun Again

  Long before the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, I started drifting away from Facebook. Or rather, Facebook started drifting away from me. The old platform where I'd check in to hang out with friends all but disappeared. My newsfeed morphed into an endless stream of advertisements, angry memes, and links to news articles I wasn't... Continue Reading →

Spring Conferences

After a year-long break from the con circuit, I'm dipping my feet back into the waters this spring. April 20-22, I'm attending the Chanticleer Authors Conference in Bellingam, WA. This looks like a great cross-genre conference geared toward the craft and career of writing. Still, I wouldn't have considered going if Daughter of Aithne hadn't been short... Continue Reading →

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