I Am Not Your Rep

(Edit, 4/16/2022: A few paragraphs down, I suggested that it would work nicely to read this as a matched pair with the entries in Tales of Machrae Diir #2. Now that my head is clear, I do not think any such thing! Read Tales Issue #2 by itself and leave this post while you can. […]

Sword of the Outsider Free until Jan. 1st!

Hi readers! Nothing much to say besides the obvious–I’ve enrolled Sword of the Outsider in the Smashwords end of year sale for 100% off until the sale ends this January 1st! Now, as far as I know, this applies only to copies bought directly through Smashwords. I’d happily apply the same discount elsewhere, but so […]

Sword of the Outsider Now Available on Kindle

So, I’m not going to sugarcoat this: this is pretty humbling for an author who, a couple of years ago, took a strong moral stance against selling through Amazon. But, well… that was before the pandemic. Do I think the company’s improved meaningfully? Well, no. It’s just that, as far as I can tell, I’m […]

Am I Okay?

Short answer: yes. Long answer: right, so, um… I have been dealing with a staggering amount of mental baggage. I feel the need to be frank about some answers that are going to sound pretty insane. Let’s start simple and non-crazy: this blog only ever had one author. Plurality was something I tried out for […]

Pipe Dreams–Star Wars: The Force Shall Free

hi, readers! I’ve had this one percolating in the back of my mind for a while. After typing it all out, I figured it’d work a little better in blog format, so here you go–the first of several loosely-formatted “episodes” (sorry, couldn’t resist) outlining my ideas for a Dark Side-centric Star Wars series. Those of […]

Creative Advice: The Ugly Edit

Edit, 8/10/2022: Cinders, what a strange essay to read nine months down the line. Long-distance eldritch brain wife, huh? It’s fascinating to see how positive my self-image became, once, if I dissociated so hard I believe I’m a different being looking at myself from outside. Makes a demon think. Now I just think about myself. […]