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Launch for Hollow Crown and where I was

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 @ 9:31 pm | Comments Off

Life has interesting ups and downs and some unexpected turns. When I was finishing The Hollow Crown, I couldn't have predicted where I would be when the book was released. For me, Pub Days are usually pretty quiet. I don't do launch parties, book signings, or stuff like that. I'm... Read More

Cover Reveal: The Forsaken Throne (Kingfountain book#6)

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 @ 7:00 am | 7Comments

Like many of you, I hate having to wait a long time in between books from a series that I want to read. So how cool is it that the cover art is done for Book 6 of the Kingfountain series. http://amzn.to/2ql5oTe Read More

Cover Reveal: The Silent Shield (Kingfountain book#5)

Monday, March 6th, 2017 @ 4:21 pm | 1Comments

So excited to reveal the next book cover. I'm so thrilled with the talent of Shasti O'Leary-Soudant who has created all the covers of the Kingfountain series. Book 5 is pretty intense. If you don't want any spoilers, then don't read the description! But by all means, enjoy the cover... Read More

When a Man Loves a Woman (guest blog: Gina Wheeler)

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 @ 6:23 pm | 3Comments

by Gina Wheeler Hello dear readers!  Happy Valentine’s Day – a day which I personally enjoy, while also realizing its over-hyped importance.  But what better day to guest on my husband’s blog than today?   Jeff has shared with me many of your emails, and so I feel a deep sense... Read More

Finding Your Own Voice

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 @ 4:30 pm | 2Comments

Finding Your Own Voice

(or, in other words, how to make characters feel real)

by Jeff Wheeler

Inside almost every work of fiction, usually on the copyright page, is a disclaimer that publishers put there to deflect potential lawsuits stating that the incidents and people represented in the work are... Read More

Cover Reveal: The Hollow Crown (Kingfountain book#4)

Monday, December 5th, 2016 @ 3:58 pm | Comments Off

I've been waiting for days now to make this post, so I'm excited to do it now. As I wrote in the author's note of King's Traitor, as I was writing that book, I saw immediately another series in the world of Kingfountain. As you already know, the prequel novel Read More

Sci-Fi Roots

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 @ 3:27 pm | 4Comments

I’m a fantasy author, but it may surprise you to know that my first love was science fiction. I still have strong memories and impressions dating back to 1977 when I was sitting in the Century movie theaters on Winchester Blvd in San Jose (which, incidentally, kind of looked like... Read More

Cover Reveal: The Maid’s War (Kingfountain prequel)

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 @ 6:28 pm | 3Comments

I'm super excited to share with you the fantastic cover art for my next book: The Maid's War. This is the one I mentioned in my previous blog post. It is a novel I was inspired to write based on Ankarette, the queen's poisoner, that so many of you know... Read More

What comes after Kingfountain?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 @ 12:58 am | 10Comments

Today is pub day for my novel, The King's Traitor. Everything about the Kingfountain series has been a risk for me. Writing from the point of view of an eight year old protagonist? And a boy at that? Thwarting the love interest in book two and making everyone (including myself)... Read More

One Million Words

Thursday, August 4th, 2016 @ 9:48 pm | 2Comments

I created this blog 10 years ago to document my journey to publication. It's really not worth reading chronologically, but I recently went back to a post I made on June 28, 2006. At that point in my life, I had recently shut down Deep Magic. I... Read More