Monday, March 13, 2017

Passing Time

My daughter holding an ARC of Duskfall, roughly one year ago.

My daughter holding an ARC of Dark Immolation, roughly one week ago.
In other words, time advances PDQ, and I'm treasuring every moment.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Morningstar Award Long List

ICYMI, Duskfall has made the long list for the David Gemmell Morningstar Award!

The Gemmell awards are, of course, inspired by the legendary (see what I did there?) fantasy author David Gemmell, and recognize general awesomeness in the fantasy genre. They give out three awards each year: the Legend award for best fantasy novel, the Morningstar award for best debut fantasy novel, and the Ravenheart award for best fantasy novel cover art.

Guess what? Anyone can vote! And you can actually vote for Duskfall for both the Morningstar award and the Ravenheart--just go here to the voting section of the Gemmell awards website. The first award listed is for the Legend, but you won't find Duskfall there, although there are some really fantastic books on that list as well (and the long list for the Legend award is, indeed, long this year). Just scroll down on the same page, and you'll see the Morningstar and Ravenheart awards. Easy peasy!

It's honesty a huge honor to even make the long list--to be associated with David Gemmell in any way, and to be on the same list as every author who's been nominated this year, is pretty incredible. I'm happy to have made it this far!

If you enjoyed Duskfall, consider voting for it!

Thursday, March 09, 2017


They're in, folks--and they look fantastic! I'll probably be doing a giveaway of one or two copies in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled for that :-). In the meantime, you can of course pre-order the book over at Amazon, Powell's, IndieBound, and Barnes & Noble--it'll be released on June 20th!

Also: it has a map! :-DDDDDDD

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Book Launch Day for WITCHY EYE!

Happy book launch day to brilliant author and friend Dave Butler! Everyone, and I mean EEEVVEERRYYYOONNEEE, should check out his latest novel WITCHY EYE. I've already talked about it on my blog, but basically it's a flintlock fantasy set in Jacksonian America with deep, meticulous world building and awesome characters. If that strikes your fancy (and, honestly, whose fancy WOULDN'T it strike?), you should check out the book. Like, now!

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Upcoming (and tentative) 2017 Schedule

Hey folks! Figured I'd post a schedule of all the conferences, conventions, books tours, etc. I'm hoping to do in 2017. A few things are still up in the air but once I have those nailed down I'll get it up on my website as well. I'm excited for the year--there's some really cool stuff ahead!

16-18 February  |  Life, the Universe, and Everything - My Schedule  |  Provo, UT

2-5 March  |  Emerald City Comic Con - My Schedule  |  Seattle, WA

8-10 June  |  Fyrecon  |  Layton, UT

20 June  |  Dark Immolation Release Party!  |   Location TBD

June and/or July  |  Dark Immolation Book Tour!  |  Locations TBD

9-13 August  |  Worldcon  |  Helsinki, Finland

17-20 August |  Gen Con  |  Indianapolis, IN

1-4 September  |  Dragoncon  |  Atlanta, GA

21-23 September  |  Salt Lake Comic Con  |  Salt Lake City, UT

2-5 November  |  World Fantasy Convention  |  San Antonio, TX

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Emerald City Comic Con!

I'll be at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle this weekend! I'm on one panel:

Thursday 2 March at 4:00 PM: "Inconceivable! A Game of Nerdery and Nonsense" (WSCC 617)

Inconceivable! is a game that tests panelists’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. Two teams face off to answer diabolical questions about TV shows, comics, movies, books, games, and more. Watch our players bluff, pun, and rack their brains for the ultimate prize: bragging rights.

Other than that, I'll be spending most of my time at Bard's Tower selling DUSKFALL and other awesome books (as well as signing, doing photo ops, etc.). It'll be awesome. If you're in the area, come check it out!

Monday, February 27, 2017

GraphicAudio Version of DUSKFALL!

Hey everyone! For those of you who aren't aware, the audiobook version of Duskfall has been available since the book's release date last year (on Amazon/Audible, iTunes, and pretty much anywhere audiobooks are sold). The audio version of Duskfall is fantastic--Adam Verner does a wonderful job with the narration (and says some nice things about the book on his blog)--and if you're into audiobooks at all, you should definitely check it out!

Great news, though--another audio adaptation of Duskfall was released TODAY, and this time it's from GraphicAudio! GraphicAudio does some pretty cool stuff--their tagline is "A movie in your mind," and they basically produce dramatic adaptations of books, a la the radio dramas of the early 20th century, with soundtracks, a full cast, and sound effects. I've already listened to the first bit of GraphicAudio's Duskfall adaptation, and it is awesome. If you like audiobooks, if you like Duskfall, or if you're just looking for something different, you should definitely check out this version. You can purchase the digital version of Duskfall from GraphicAudio for $13.00, or the CD version for $19.99. If you want a sample, here's a 5-minute sequence from the middle of the book (slight spoilers, of course, but nothing huge). It's pretty intense, and very cool. Enjoy!