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Jeff’s Blog

I finished watching “The Chosen”

Monday, March 16th, 2020 @ 7:55 pm | Comments Off

Just found out that school is cancelled for the next three weeks for my kids. Maybe more. Does it feel like every day the world rattles and what was normal isn't anymore? In 1989, I was working at a retail job when the Loma Prieta earthquake struck during the middle... Read More

Cover Reveal – Grave Kingdom Book 3 (Immortal Words)

Monday, January 27th, 2020 @ 9:02 pm | 1Comments

I'm thrilled to announce the cover reveal for the 3rd book in the Grave Kingdom series. It's a little weird that all 3 covers are done before the first book has hit the shelves, but...soon...I promise! This series has been an epic journey for me and one that I can't... Read More

Finding the Story Inside You

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 @ 2:57 am | 2Comments

Not many people know the story of how I became a full-time author. It's a story about setting goals, failing, trying again, trying new things, failing again, sticking with it. It's full of twists and turns, a lot like my novels. For years I have wanted to tell the story,... Read More

Cover Reveal – Grave Kingdom Book 2 (Buried World)

Friday, September 27th, 2019 @ 8:11 pm | 1Comments

The cover art for the Grave Kingdom series is truly epic. Shasti O'Leary Soudant, who did my Kingfountain world, has also done this one. So even though you haven't seen the first book yet, it's time to reveal the cover for Book 2 of the series - The Buried World.... Read More

Cover Reveal – The Grave Kingdom series is coming…

Thursday, July 11th, 2019 @ 6:14 pm | 6Comments

Creativity strikes people in many ways, but for me, it often happens when I mash-up two different ideas. By taking two very different things and combining them, something new and intriguing emerges. After working so hard to finish the Harbinger series and mashing up some of my other worlds, I... Read More

Coming soon…

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 @ 10:03 pm | 12Comments

Thank you for stopping by. I wanted to share some news first of all. The last short story I've written about Ankarette from the Kingfountain series will be coming out in a stand-alone Kindle version. She's one of my all-time favorite characters and a fan favorite as well. In fact,... Read More

The Power of Short Stories

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 @ 11:18 pm | Comments Off

You know, short stories have been on my brain recently. I invited my bud Charlie Holmberg here to blog about them a few months ago. I also finished reading, for the first time, Stephen King’s memoir “On Writing” and he had some really practical advice to new writers about starting... Read More

Cover Reveal – Harbinger Book 5 (Broken Veil)

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 @ 3:34 pm | Comments Off

This is it! The final cover art reveal for the last book in the Harbinger series. I can't wait to share the final chapters of this saga with you. It's going to be epic! Book 5 of The Harbinger Series: Broken Veil (coming June 11, 2019) Enjoy!   Pre-order now:... Read More

A new Kingfountain story

Friday, November 16th, 2018 @ 9:06 pm | Comments Off

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... Read More

Adventures in China

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 @ 9:00 pm | Comments Off

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... Read More