Colonels of Industry

I am not of the opinion that Traditionally Published Authors and Self-Published Authors are as chainmail and rust monsters (see what happened there?  That’s nerd cred, son). Rather, I’m of the opinion that the line between the two is getting fuzzier every day.  Good kind of fuzzy, like a teddy bear someone would hand you […]

Tales of Punishment

A few things about me. 1) I’ve been a guest at Phoenix Comicon for four years now.  It is my favorite con, my home con, and I love it dearly enough to have spent a lot of effort contributing to it via lending my particular expertise to its panels and attendants. 2) I love Japanese […]

San Diego Comicon!

Hello, friends! Next week is San Diego Comicon!  I will be there!  Along with several other dumb authors! WHERE WILL I BE? PUTTING THE EPIC IN EPIC FANTASY Thursday 7/24, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Room 25ABC Signing to follow. Swords, magic, and chivalric knights on white horses — or should that be morally ambiguous […]

The City Stained Red

Just like I said I would, I did.   Every city has its secrets, every man has his demons. The city of Cier’Djaal has grown rich from the silk its horse-sized spiders spin.  From their unimaginable wealth, the fasha ruling class built a city the likes of which legends strain to capture: spires that glitter […]

Hey guys, I made a comic

I’ve got something I’m real excited to show you guys. Now, while I haven’t thrown out an actual official announcement just yet, most of you are aware through twitter that I’ve been signed for a new trilogy with Gollancz in the UK and Orbit in the US. Bring Down Heaven will be a new adventure of […]

Bowser’s Rejected Manuscript

Today, I would like to talk about writing influences. I really don’t like doing these posts, usually, because they almost always turn out to be like the kind of thing discussed by John Scalzi in his blog post: The Orthodox Church of Heinlein.  That is, a bunch of people quite comfortable wallowing in their reverence […]

Phoenix Comicon Schedule

It’s time, motherfuckers. Next weekend, Thursday June 5th through to Sunday June 8th, is Phoenix Comicon. My absolute favorite convention for a lot of reasons will be probably my absolute favorite year for a lot of reasons.  You can find most of them right here.  There’s a lot of really great authors attending this year: […]

Lavos’ Second Form

Around a quarter of an hour ago, I turned 30. I turned 30 while I was driving home in a car by myself down a highway that was largely empty.  I felt fine. I’m not quite sure how I was intended to feel, really.  My friends (who all turned 30 earlier this year) all seemed […]

Crowdfunding Support: Marc Simonetti and Storium

I actually genuinely adore it when I get the chance to help other people.  Possibly because I’ve committed so many sins of such grievous extents that I hope that even the most modest effort toward goodness is enough to salvage my soul from whatever dark hole it’s tumbled into. Or maybe I just like art. […]

The Hyrkanian Dating Scene

I imagine my blog sounds a little like your friend who has just found a new girlfriend or boyfriend right now.  All going on and on about how great it is to find someone that understands you, how awesome it is to be getting someone touching your butt when you want it.  In my case, […]