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Sunday sample: the new Torn Roots

With the end of the Kindle Worlds program, I am revising all seven of my Kindle World titles. First up is the first KW title, Torn Roots: A Hawaiian Storm, featuring FBI Special Agent Vanessa Storm in Hawaii. Get a taste of what’s coming up. Chapter 1: Special Agent Thursday, 4:55 a.m. Vanessa groped in […]

Live blogging from the Ottawa ByWard Market Authors' Market

It’s a blustery day here at the corner of William and George streets. Not ideal conditions for selling books outdoors. Gusts whip open the covers of books, scatter bookmarks and postcards, and forget about putting up a poster. Even the notebook I put out for people to enter their names in a draw for a […]

The Dark Age

Historical fantasy series Initiation Rites This stand-alone novella forms Part 1 of The Bones of the Earth. During the Dark Age, the Earth turns on humanity with earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and a new plague that kills the Roman Emperor himself. Barbarian invasions shatter civilizations. In this chaos, Javor comes of age in a poor, remote […]

The following excerpt comes from Chapter 8 of The Bones of the Earth. Javor and Photius have been taken in, temporarily, by the village of Bilavod, just before it comes under the attack of a band of Avar raiders. Photius shows the villagers how to prepare defences, and Javor trains some of the young men […]

Join me in writing a mystery

Who knew that writing a new mystery could be so time-consuming? Looking at my blog, I see that I haven’t been posting a lot for the past couple of months. But it’s not like I haven’t been busy writing. I spent most of my available time in November feverishly working on my National Novel Writing […]