Happy Birthday, Robert E. Howard

I haven't yet dedicated a proper blog post to celebrate the birthday of one of my literary heroes, Robert E. Howard. I'm not sure I can do a better job than what other fans have done and because I'm late, it somehow feels disrespectful to now all of a sudden attempt something grand. I can, … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Robert E. Howard

Skelos – The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy

A few months ago, I supported a Kickstarter campaign for the first issue of Skelos: The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy. The campaign was a massive success, receiving $19,318 from 499 backers after setting a modest goal of only $2,000. Massive success is indeed accurate, but then, it shouldn't come as a surprise. Skelos … Continue reading Skelos – The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy

Guest Blog by Sarah Zama: Fantasy’s Love Affair with History

I have given my blog to another writer for today. Her name is Sarah Zama and she is an author and bookseller from Verona (Italy). Sarah has always been surrounded by books, especially fantasy ones, and she recently found a home in the dieselpunk community where she is quite the active participant. Sarah is working … Continue reading Guest Blog by Sarah Zama: Fantasy’s Love Affair with History

I’ve Been Nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Award

Or more precisely, my three short stories in These Broken Worlds have been nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Award.  In 'A Tale of Two Moons,' an alien longs for her destroyed homeworld. In 'The Day the Sky Burned,' I give a ground zero view of the day the Great Alien War broke out, and in … Continue reading I’ve Been Nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Award

Indie Author Interview With Woelf Dietrich

Indie Author Review has an interview up in which I answered a few questions, which is usually what happens when you do an interview (You're probably thinking, "You don't say!"). I talk about past and current writing projects, including my very first and overly ambitious attempt at historical fiction, which I never completed. Plus, while … Continue reading Indie Author Interview With Woelf Dietrich

Homemade Dictionary (aka Dietrich’s Great Harem of Words)

I should've done this a long, long time ago. The other day while minding my 20-month-old girl, my thoughts drifted to my current WIP, and I wondered how I could make the most of my limited writing time to get more done. For me one of the things that eats a lot of that time is … Continue reading Homemade Dictionary (aka Dietrich’s Great Harem of Words)

R.A. Salvatore and Why He Loves Writing

Every now and then I find an article or a video clip or something else that inspires me creatively, specifically when it comes to writing. It’s fascinating to read about authors and how they started in this profession, how they write, what emotional challenges they conquered, etc. I soak in this information, hoping that something would … Continue reading R.A. Salvatore and Why He Loves Writing