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First Draft of The Heron Kings Rampant is Finished!!!

First Draft of The Heron Kings Rampant is Finished!!!

This will be a very short entry, mostly just to mark the day and approximate time that I finished the first draft of my third novel, The Heron Kings Rampant. The draft stands at just under 110,000 words. I really didn’t expect to finish today, especially since I spent a lot of yesterday writing articles…

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Model 1767 French Grenadier’s Sword

Model 1767 French Grenadier’s Sword

    Here’s the latest hit of my steel addiction. This is a Model 1767 French Grenadier’s sword made in Klingenthal in 1792. It’s a pretty short, handy little blade, and it slightly predates the typical briquet shape you see everywhere. I wanted something a bit more unique, so I probably spent way too much…

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The Swordsman’s Lament by GM White

The Swordsman’s Lament by GM White

Usually I have to concoct an excuse to put swords in the picture. No need today. The Swordsman’s Lament is a debut novel by GM White, and occupies the same subgenre niche that I tend to squat in, which is fantasy without much or any magic. I hope this style is becoming more popular as…

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The Heron Kings’ Flight eARC, and a new story just for Newsletter Subscribers

The Heron Kings’ Flight eARC, and a new story just for Newsletter Subscribers

The electronic ARC for The Heron Kings’ Flight is now available via NetGalley! Interested bloggers, reviewers and general busybodies may request access to it from there. I also have several free invites available to anyone who asks, so if you’d like a free early version now’s your chance. If you would like access and are…

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AI Generated artwork based on some of my titles

AI Generated artwork based on some of my titles

I’ve been seeing this trend lately of people putting prompts into machine learning image generators to create abstract AI generated “artwork” based on the words and phrases. I got interested when I saw some great pictures posted to the Dishonored subreddit, so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and see what I could come…

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The Heron Kings’ Flight to Release May 2022

The Heron Kings’ Flight to Release May 2022

Update: Here’s the cover just sent to me by the publisher. Maybe I should’ve included some maple leaves in the text… The Heron Kings’ Flight to Release May 2022 This is just a brief update on the status of The Heron Kings’ Flight, which will be my second published novel (though the first one I…

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The Heron Kings Has Earned Out!

The Heron Kings Has Earned Out!

Last week I received a slim envelope from my bank in the mail. Oh, great, I thought, what is it now? Through the thin paper I could make out the words Flame Tree Publishing. Crap. It’s something to do with my book. A bit of mild panic set in. Were they canceling the contract for…

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Roadside Attractions by Eric Lahti

Roadside Attractions by Eric Lahti

Forgive the plain picture- most of my stuff is packed up in anticipation of a move that may never come… This has been long overdue, but I’ve finally got around to writing up this review for Roadside Attractions, Eric (no relation) Lahti’s smartassed, fast-paced genre-bender packed with ghosts, ghost investigators, witches, devils, and one jackalope.…

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