11 August 2016

New book now available!

The Provinces of Touch is available now as an e-book from:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
ISBN: 978-0-9916383-2-1
ASIN: B01JY0FG8M

Smashwords (EPUB and other formats)
ISBN: 978-0-9916383-3-8

A print-on-demand version is in the pipeline... details soon.

Jun, a healer with an unpredictable gift, yearns to overcome his troubled past. His solitude is shattered by the arrival of Tlar, a wounded young man from a distant land. Helping this stranger opens up new worlds filled with adventure -- but also brings shocking danger and tragedy. Can Jun finally find true friendship and love? Or will his actions cause a catastrophic invasion and the extinction of his people?

23 July 2016

Coming soon!

Provinces of Touch promo image; artwork by x_art

Jun, a healer with an unpredictable gift, yearns to overcome his troubled past. His solitude is shattered by the arrival of Tlar, a wounded young man from a distant land. Helping this stranger opens up new worlds filled with adventure -- but also brings shocking danger and tragedy. Can Jun finally find true friendship and love? Or will his actions cause a catastrophic invasion and the extinction of his people?

31 January 2016

Rewrites

Got a lot of useful comments on the first draft, now in rewriting mode. Lots of things to think about, because my view of the settings, characters, and story evolved over time. Do I try to recapture my initial impressions and stick to that vision? Or do I reset everything to adhere to a new vision? My gut tells me to go with the path of least resistance, the one that will go faster. Unfortunately, my gut doesn't know which path that is! We shall see...

In the meantime, reading recs:
Lynn Flewelling
Ricardo Pinto
Beth Shannon
Martha Wells

01 November 2015

Progress, if slowly

First draft finally finished. Now to begin refinements.

Credit for keeping me focused during the long process: iced chai tea, rosemary aromatherapy oil, and music.

08 March 2015

Time flies

(“I would but I don’t have a watch,” is what we would always reply when I was a kid. No idea where that old gag came from.)

Work on the new book progresses, but not as quickly as I wanted.

Wanted to share this link from the New York Public Library blog: Not Just Coming Out Stories. To the list of fantasy authors recommended in a comment, I would add Lynn Flewelling, whose Nightrunner series of books remains a favorite that I reread (and I’m not a big rereader).

01 December 2014

Announcement for readers in the EU

I have just been notified by Amazon.com that prices for my e-books will be going up for customers in the EU countries on January 1, 2015. The new prices will include VAT. VAT varies by country, so the prices will also vary by country. Additionally, Amazon will be setting a new minimum price based on size (in megabytes) of the book. If you're in the EU and were considering buying the books, buy before December 31, 2014, to get the best price!

Safety Net in the Amazon.de store: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00B8U421O

Extra Points in the Amazon.de store: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00IOE8YAC

In January, I'll do a reality check on the prices that Amazon sets. Because of minimum price based on size, I may not have a lot of flexibility.

The next book (when I can get the darn thing finished!) will be priced with this in mind.