The Fantasy Hive hosted the cover reveal for THE HAND OF THE SUN KING, the first book in the Pact and Pattern trilogy! Click through to check it out, along with my (very, very positive) reaction.


Awards Eligibility – 2020

It's that time of year again! 2020 was a big year for me, writing-wise, but mostly over in Novel Land rather than in Shortfictionburgh. For the last couple of years, most of my writing energy has been consumed by working on "The Hand of the Sun King," which will be publishing in August of 2021. …

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Deal Announcement! – Debut Trilogy sold to Gollancz!

After years, and years, and years of hard work, I finally have my first book deal! My debut epic fantasy trilogy has been acquired by Brendan Durkin at Gollancz, who will be publishing the series in the UK and Commonwealth (so the UK, New Zealand, Australia, and a few other places, but not Canada or …

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Story Sale Announcement: The Game of Games!

I've made my second professional rate sale! My short story "The Game of Games," a fantasy ghost story loosely inspired by Pascal's Wager and the Deck of Many Things from D&D, will be appearing in the anthology "Pirates & Ghosts" from Flame Tree Press. Here is a link to the announcement over at Flame Tree's …

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On Submission, Self-Esteem, and Persistence

Recently I was talking with some friends, also writers, about the submission process. Specifically we were discussing the impact of rejection letters on our psychology and productivity. Rejection is something that writers, especially young writers desperate to get their foot in the door of the publishing industry, often talk about sardonically. We joke about piles …

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