Upon the recommendation of various living and internet-based gurus, I’ve been playing with the cover design for Murdoch’s Tale. Tell me what you think! (I mean, how often do you get input into someone else’s novel?) Saying you like one the best with some other element from another option is just fine. Current cover: Option … More Vote on the New Cover!
I have found it! I, Tovan of the faer, watched from the shelter of the forest. At the foot of the hill, beyond the cluster of huts where they lived, the quetan bent to their harvest, shining blades swinging in the bright sunlight. One corner of the field they would not cut, they could not. … More Murdoch’s Tale, Chapter 1
Hi there! Just back from the Maryland Faerie Festival, where, sitting at a table with 3 more-experienced author/self-marketers, I learned various valuable things: 1 Have a small easel so you can prop up a copy of your book on the table. 2 Be prepared for rain. Carry your books in a plastic box, not the … More Selling to Faeries
I’m neck deep in packing for the Maryland Faerie Festival this weekend, so I’m turning this post over to you. What would you like to read about? Medieval History? Faeries? Corwin-related fiction? First People? Other? Please comment!
Many thanks to all the friends and family members that came to my book signing at Finding Avalon last Saturday, and to the new friends I met there. I’m taking my next baby step into that whole Published Author Selling Books thing on June 9, when I will set up shop in Authors Alley at … More Thanks!
Tony Riches, British author of numerous novels about the Tudors and their contemporaries, has been kind enough to feature me on his blog, The Writing Desk. While you’re there, check out his many excellent historical novels, and remember, if you’re in Camden DE, I’ll be at Finding Avalon from 2 to 4 pm tomorrow, May … More Author Interview
When Corwin encounters the Faer in Murdoch’s Tale, exactly who is he meeting? We have these notions of “faeries” as little gossamer-winged sprites or noble Tolkien elves, living like lords in the forest with no visible means of support, or perhaps the daioni sidhe, shining beings of light. I’ve noticed a tendency we have, and … More The Faer
Murder your darlings. –Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch Sometimes you write a scene, or chapter, or half a goddamn book. and discover that, as much as you love it, it just doesn’t fit into the rest of the piece. That happened to me a few times. So I’m posting them here. Enjoy!
Last I posted, I expressed amazement at the number of things one has to do after “Completing” a manuscript. Little did I know. Originally, my troubadour was named Clement, after my friend, professional storyteller Clem Bowen, and Corwin was named Aram, after Clem’s middle son. Um, Clement’s an English name. Oops. Fortunately, Alison Weir’s biography … More Them Changes
Eek! It’s Happening. At present, I’m knee-deep in proofreading, formatting, and creating cover material for Murdoch’s Tale, the first volume of Corwin’s Chronicle. A quick summary: In the time of Richard Lionheart, during the bloody Border Wars between England and Scotland, Tovan, a Faer (or “Faery,” as we Quetans call them) rescues the child Corwin … More Murdochs’ Tale