Hey guys! I turned in the edits for Autumn Republic on Monday! And that means that every sentence this week will end in an exclamation point! Yay! Okay, that's enough of that. Book three edits are turned in, about which I'm extremely happy. The next step is going to be copy edits. I'm not quite sure when I'll be getting those back, so to fill the time I'm going to work on another bit of Powder Mage short fiction. My plan is for this to be a novella that starts off about where Forsworn ends, picking up with Tamas' point of view. I've got most of the novella outlined and I hope to start writing it either today or tomorrow. The working title is Servant of the Crown.

Other than that, not much going on. I got most of my garden in yesterday. I ordered a new package of bees to start a second honeybee hive because the first one isn't doing so hot and it's going to take all summer to nurse it back to health.


I'm over on Tor.com's Rocket Talk podcast chatting with Delilah Dawson and Justin Landon about genre terms, short fiction, and all sorts of other fun stuff.

More reviews are coming in for Crimson Campaign. They are predominantly positive, which delights me to no end. Right now all the Amazon reviews are either 4 or 5 star, although I'm sure that will change sooner or later. Over on SFF World, Rob Bedford compares the writing to both Joe Abercrombie and Glen Cook, which I'm sure does the both of them great disservice.

Sword and Laser

Karlis, Canada

This evening at 7PM EST, I'm having a Google Hangout with the cool folks at Sword and Laser. I imagine I'll be talking about writing, epic fantasy, Promise of Blood, The Crimson Campain, and any number of other fun topics. I'll post on my Twitter when the hangout goes live. In the meantime, you can head over to their Goodreads page and leave a question for me to answer during the hangout. Looking forward to seeing you there!