Eight Things That Caught My Eye

I wanted to share with you eight things that caught my eye recently. I hope they catch yours as well.  It seems that ‘ji32k7au4a83’ is a remarkably common password. Norwegians use “Texas” as slang for “crazy.” This tickled my fancy,...

Bedside Table: May 12, 2019

Currently reading (listening to): The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. I’m literally 14 seconds into this, so I have no opinion yet, but one of you wrote to me after receiving your copy of The Wombanditos and said it was your favourite book, so I’m...

Video: Grace Hopper – Nanoseconds

What is a nanosecond? As you’ll see, it’s 11.8 inches. That doesn’t make sense, you say? One’s time and one’s distance? Allow Grace Hopper to clarify. Grace Hopperwas a national treasure. She was an American computer scientist, United...

Thanks to Thorning Ceremony Readers

Thanks to everyone so far who’s checked out my latest book, the standalone prequel to the Western Lands and All That Really Matters called The Thorning Ceremony . Several of you have been kind enough to email and let me know how much you enjoyed it, so many...

Bedside Table: April 28, 2019

Currently reading (listening to): The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I’m working my way through the stellar Stephen Fry recording’s of the Sherlock Holmes books. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the third book, and includes...

Bedside Table: April 10, 2019

Currently reading (listening to): I’m halfway through Mario Puzo’s The Last Don. What can I say? It’s Puzo doing mafia. If you liked The Godfatherand The Sicilian, then you’ll probably like this one as well. Last book finished: A Study in...
Released: The Thorning Ceremony

Released: The Thorning Ceremony

There’s one kind of email that’s the most fun to send: the ones where I get to say, “I have a new book for you to read.” Ladies and gentlemen, The Thorning Ceremonyis now available! The Thorning Ceremony is a standalone prequel to The Western Lands and All...

Video: Why cartoon characters curse like this

You know how in cartoons the way cursing is represented with symbols like @*#%!$? Ever wonder why? This surprisingly interesting video from vox goes into the history of that convention. They even have a name: grawlixes. I’d say this was four minutes worth your...
Cover Reveal: The Thorning Ceremony

Cover Reveal: The Thorning Ceremony

I’m pleased to share with you the cover for my just-about-to-be-released book The Thorning Ceremony. Drum roll…. Ta da! The Thorning Ceremony is a standalone prequel to The Western Lands and All That Really Matters series, and takes place about three years...