I’m pleased to announce a guest blog today from my good friend Charlie N Holmberg. She and I taught a class together last spring at the Storymakers 2018 conference called “The Anatomy of a Short Story“. She’s a great presenter and we had a lot of fun delivering the class

In the author’s note at the end of The Poisoner’s Enemy, I promised to write one more story about one of my all-time favorite characters–Ankarette Tryneowy, the Queen’s Poisoner. I’m pleased to announce that it ended up being more than a short story, more like a novella, and it will

I’m back home again! I’ve just returned from a month-long visit to China, where I was invited to be part of the 2018 International Writing Program in Beijing. It was truly an amazing experience. This was my 3rd time to China (the previous two visits happened when I worked at

A few days ago, I was reminded unexpectedly about how many adventures we go through in our lives. Some we see coming. Others catch us by surprise. But often we come across mile-markers on the road of life that remind us of where we’ve come from, or signs that point

Can you remember where you were when you saw Star Wars for the first time? I can. I was at the Century theaters in San Jose, California in 1977. The movie theater looked like the Death Star and my imagination was fired up when the music began and then a

I know book 1 isn’t even out yet, but here’s the cover reveal for book 2 of the new Harbinger Series. I hope it continues to broaden the scope of your imagination as you see things in this world that you haven’t seen before. I have enjoyed writing these characters

March has been an amazing month so far, one where dreams literally have come true. I spent a great weekend in Seattle at Emerald City Comic Con and met some fans as well as authors who have inspired me for years. I visited my publisher and fellow authors at Amazon

It’s a little strange to be announcing a new series when I’m half-way done writing it and haven’t even told you, my dear fans and friends, what’s going on. But since Amazon won’t let me keep secrets from you (the pre-order page is up, after all), I thought I’d take

When I look back on New Years Day one year ago, at the beginning of 2017, I would never have guessed all that’s happened in a year. That’s probably a good thing. Surprises can be fun. Earlier last year, we got to go to Universal Studios for the first time