A New Tower of Books

This is my new Tower of Books for the next month or so. I'm getting slow and soft. I had a similar heap previously for two months and only read two books. This time I'm doing much better. I have already finished Traitor's Blade by Sebastien de Castell and loved it. Think The Three Musketeers during the … Continue reading A New Tower of Books

Old Memories Revisited

So after unpacking almost 30 boxes of books and magazines last weekend and rediscovering old memories--including a perfectly decent-looking set of Popular Mechanics' Do-It-Yourself Encyclopedia printed in 1968 that belonged to my dad--and their counterpart emotions, I've now compiled 8 small heaps I'll be rereading in the coming weeks. Which also means I won't be throwing them away … Continue reading Old Memories Revisited

My Interview With e-Books India

I had the distinct honor of having e-Books India interview me. In the interview, I talk about Kōsa Press and The Collective SF and current projects. I give some background to the birth of The Seals of Abgal and about "The Dead God" and I reveal the official title for my retelling of The Pied Piper of Hamelin for The Collective SF. … Continue reading My Interview With e-Books India

#Writing Adventures: Neil Gaiman On Writing

A little while ago I wrote a post titled, "Stephen King on Writing the First Draft". It was an interesting post to write because it allowed me to compare my own experience with advice from King. Today I have a video from Gaiman where he talks about writing generally, but he also includes a section … Continue reading #Writing Adventures: Neil Gaiman On Writing

Neil Gaiman and Writing by Hand and Fountain Pens

I have tried once, but not seriously, to write a story by hand. It didn't work for me. I do not include the attempts made during my youth when I first started writing, when times were different and my mind drifted in different places, when life seemed far less complicated. The irony is I love … Continue reading Neil Gaiman and Writing by Hand and Fountain Pens

Which author made me want to be a writer? | Venture Galleries

I have a new post out over at Venture Galleries. I talk about my writing and reading inspiration and why I'm unable to pinpoint only one author. "I have read so many books over the years I’ve forgotten most. A few do stand out, though, that had made an impression on me at the time I … Continue reading Which author made me want to be a writer? | Venture Galleries

This Doesn’t Have to Be the World You Live In. Neil Gaiman on “Why Fiction is Dangerous”

As you know I'm a Neil Gaiman fan. Well, this morning I found an article written by Chris Lough in which Gaiman talks about two of his upcoming new books, Fortunately, the Milk and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Gaiman explains the backstories and motivation for writing these stories and then he shares a little about … Continue reading This Doesn’t Have to Be the World You Live In. Neil Gaiman on “Why Fiction is Dangerous”