Monday, November 30, 2020

Inspiration: Midwinter Gifts


A Winter Adventure for a Young Heart


There are many reasons writers do what they do.  Sometimes the reason is an idea that demands to be given life on the page.  Sometimes there are characters in their brains needing to get out and tell their stories.  Sometimes it's to pay the bills; sometimes, it's to be remembered.

Midwinter's Gift was not written for those reasons.  At least, not at first.

Midwinter's Gift has been written for my daughter.




Saturday, November 28, 2020

How We Do This Thing

Writing as a Process



    The writing process is a fascinating one, full of so many lurching starts and sudden stops. Every writer does it different, I think; and the longer they write, the more that unique style emerges.  And not just in the way their words sound when dancing across the page.  They develop a unique style in very way they get their words on the page.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Knight of Grey: Preview

A Viking, a Paladin, and a Crossroad.


Knight of Grey released on December 1st to become a darling of critics and reviewers. So much so, in fact, dear readers, that I want to let you look just a little closer at the very first scene of the book...




Of Silver Bells and Chilling Tales

Christmas Tales to Chill the Soul


We all know Christmas is a time for ghost stories.  Winter solstice, days before on December 21st, is the longest night of the year (for folks in the Northern Hemisphere); there's no better time for spooks to seep out of the dark and into our hearts and homes.  

Jazz House knows this, which is why, alongside Of Mistletoe and Snow and Krampus Tales: A Killer Anthology, we bring you...

Of Silver Bells and Chilling Tales.


Saturday, November 21, 2020

Of Mistletoe and Snow Sneak Peak

Mistletoe and Vikings


Of Mistletoe and Snow is due out on November 24th, 2020, featuring a number of authors writing stories that will help thaw the winter chill that sets into our bones as the nights grow longer.  I had both the privilege of editing many of these stories, and had the opportunity to enter one of my own: The Hearth in the Hills.

I'd love to share just a little sneak peak of that story with you. Read on!



Thursday, November 19, 2020

Krampus Tales: A Killer Anthology

NOT ALL TRADITIONS ARE JOYFUL

Christmas time is a time many of us associate with light and happiness, comfort and family, and Jolly Old Santa sliding down the chimney to deliver gifts to good children. Putting aside the troubling implications for trespassing and home invasion, it's a very positive image.

But not all Christmas Stories are so... pleasant.

I give you Krampus Tales: A Killer Anthology, a collection of stories to chill your bones...


Monday, November 16, 2020

Cover Reveal: Knight of Grey

Here it is: the beautiful cover for Knight of Grey. Brandr and Arindel travel to the crossroads in search of answers, and while Brandr struggles with the Ghosts of his Past, Arindel must investigate a Devil's Bargain...
  




 To be released on December 1st, 2020 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Inspiration: Fraki

 There's no secret.  Brandr is definitely part ranger.  And no ranger is complete without their loyal companion, Fraki.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Inspiration: Arindel

A young paladin with a mysterious origin, Arindel is every inch the archetypical knight in shining armor.  But her road from inspiration to the warrior painted in pen and ink was a long one.

 




Thursday, November 5, 2020

Mountains and Castles

There's a lot of scenery in the wolfkin stories so far.  I am so inspired by things I see; the right landscapes speak to me, and that finds itself into my writing.  Wyrd of the Wolfkin and Knight of Grey are no exception.

The Little River, Great Smokey Mountain National Park






Monday, November 2, 2020

Of Mistletoe and Snow

It's no secret, guys.  2020 has been a hell of a thing.  It seems like everything that could have gone wrong has.  We're all stressed, and angry, and it's easy to lose sight of anything other than the bad. 

Remergence

Updates from Jazz House Publications Hi everyone!  It’s been awhile since Jazz House has published anything, and I wanted to reach out and l...