It Hungers, Excerpt #2

Let's start the week with another context-free excerpt from my Work-in-Progress, It Hungers. I'll tell you this much: The scene here takes place in Dublin, Ireland. We find ourselves in the study of Donal Hain, Samantha's father and Arch Magus for the Hermetic Order of the Astrum Argentum. A few moments later, Alistair opened the … Continue reading It Hungers, Excerpt #2

NaNoWriMo Update

We're 10 days into NaNoWriMo 2021, and progress on my collection of high fantasy short stories has stalled. Why? I started having second thoughts about the third book in my main series. Yes, I have drafted it - completely. But I'm starting to think that this rushes the character development a bit more quickly than … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update

Age Appropriateness

Yesterday, a friend asked me if my book were appropriate for her eight-year-old daughter, even though I have repeatedly and consistently described the book as a dark urban fantasy for adult readers. Her counterargument was that her daughter is "mature for her age." That is true, but even a mature eight-year-old is still an eight-year-old. … Continue reading Age Appropriateness