And Behold, the Last Installment of Flavor Fiction Friday

May 14th, 2010 · 12:17 pm  →  News & New Releases

Today marks the seventh and final installment of my Flavor Fiction Friday series on VioletWar.com. This piece is entitled The First Piece, and provides clues about what (or who) Serafina’s grandmother is. If you’re interested in the other installments, check out the free fiction category at VioletWar.com. While this series has been fun to help […]

Flavor Fiction Friday: The First Piece

May 14th, 2010 · 7:43 am  →  News & New Releases

“I wish I wasn’t here,” Serafina whispered to herself. Grabbing the folds of her frilly dress, she closed her eyes. “I wish I was there.” Serafina could hear her nursemaid scurrying down the long, candlelit hallway, her black dress swished behind her noisily as she rushed toward her hiding space. Reaching behind a very large […]

Yeah, Simple is Better

May 12th, 2010 · 3:01 pm  →  News & New Releases

Been going through a de-cluttering phase the last couple of weeks. Getting rid of the all the “how to” crap and focusing on what’s important. The constant stream of publication announcements, how to get published (and/or write/market/etc.), “buy my book” and people trying to be edgy by revealing the inside of their stomach contents has […]

Why Yes, it is 10:30 p.m.

May 8th, 2010 · 10:35 pm  →  News & New Releases

Wrapping up for Madison Games Day 4. Interesting to see people’s perceptions. This really isn’t a “con,” but people seem to be hoping that it turns out to be one. The initial concept behind it (No, I’m not the brain-child. That credit goes to matt-m-mcelroy and Jason Blair) is to play games and meet new […]

Flavor Fiction Friday: King Horem’s Exposition

May 7th, 2010 · 8:00 am  →  News & New Releases

Trials in the Realm were not normally held out in the open, where a mortal might stumble across a lion-headed Justicar or a fae Sergeant-at-Law. Of course, a public trial was dangerous, but not unprecedented. King Horem felt he had no choice in the matter, for this particular trial would determine the course of the […]

Revisiting Aletheia for Madison Games Day

May 5th, 2010 · 1:25 pm  →  News & New Releases

This Saturday I’ll be attending Madison Games Day at a new location and will be running a demo for a game that I had helped design entitled ALETHEIA, which was published by Abstract Nova. This game is about playing a psychic character who investigates the supernatural (a la X-FILES or SUPERNATURAL). As the game continues, […]

The Long Walk, Navajo and Inspiration behind THE QUEEN OF CROWS

May 4th, 2010 · 8:00 am  →  News & New Releases

Lately I’ve felt that truth is definitely stranger than fiction. I’m sure that many of you have heard of the new immigration law in Arizona by now. Well, the news really struck me because, if you don’t already know, THE QUEEN OF CROWS was inspired by an event that took place in Arizona almost a […]

Ponderous Pontifications

May 3rd, 2010 · 9:00 am  →  News & New Releases

Every once in a while, I get sucked into that black hole of swirling thoughts regarding “the state of the hobby game industry.” This time, I’m going to share my pain with you instead of suffering on in silence for weeks on end. (Or, at least until I get distracted by something shiny.) Keep in […]

Now Entering the Twilight Zone (a.k.a Arizona)

April 29th, 2010 · 3:41 pm  →  News & New Releases

Even if you have been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard by now of the new immigration laws in Arizona that are getting quite a bit of press. Ironically enough, THE QUEEN OF CROWS was inspired by an event that took place in Arizona called “The Long Walk.” Our early American history is rife […]

Life at the Front Lines

April 29th, 2010 · 9:25 am  →  News & New Releases

This past year has been full of ups-and-downs that have made it difficult to get a sense for where I’m headed as an author. “Yes, you’re writing for this amazing tie-in property.” “Sorry, wait a minute…” Or my favorite line: “Yes, a contract will be coming for this awesome game.” “Oh wait just a minute, […]