fantasy RPG cover for Temple of Elemental Evil

I checked my calendar, and it’s time for another urban fantasy author update. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately… What I’m Reading: Fantasy RPG Rules Recently, my friend Scott—the guy who does the animation for my book trailers—asked me if I would run a D&D campaign for his son and mine. Apparently, his kid…

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plotter panster plotser Aragorn meme

“‘The king died and then the queen died’ is a story. ‘The king died, and then the queen died of grief’ is a plot.” —E.M. Forster Fiction authors have been romanticized in popular culture for so long, the average person likely thinks we sit around all day waiting for inspiration, only to zip over to…

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The Morganville Vampires books

Looks like it’s time for another urban fantasy author update from yours truly. Here’s what I’m up to this month… What I’m Reading Currently I’m reading through The Morganville Vampires novels again, and I’m on Book 3, Midnight Alley. After Rachel Caine’s recent and untimely passing, I decided that the series deserved another read. Rest…

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Triumph Legend TT book research

Update on Druid Master: Not much of an update this week, as all I’ve been doing is writing Druid Master and working on my bike doing book research:   View this post on Instagram   Finally got most of the mechanical issues sorted on my #triumphlegend. Finished #writing then took it out for a longer…

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urban fantasy author update October 2020

Hey folks, it’s time for another author update from yours truly. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately… What I’m Reading After slogging through a slush pile of recommended books (mostly from Amazon’s suggestion engine), I finally picked up Dakota Krout’s book Ritualist, the first in his popular LitRPG series. I enjoy a good LitRPG…

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books on writing

As a somewhat well-established novelist, I regularly receive requests for writing and publishing advice from aspiring authors. In some cases, those questions are from readers who have an idea for a novel, and they want my opinion on their concept. And in other cases, the requests are for writing tips, or for advice on how…

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