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!
My faeries are different. They do not have wings, nor gossamer gowns, nor are they Tolkienesque woodland lords. (I’d always wondered how Elrond and his kin maintained their lifestyle: fine wines, gorgeous clothes, open air palaces, and whatnot. It’s true that you can get a lot done when you don’t have to sleep and live … More The Faer
Courtly Love, that troubadour concept, plays a role in Murdoch’s Tale, and will play a bigger role in Volume 2, Alana’s Tale and Volume 3. But where did the idea come from? There are theories, of course: a game invented by bored nobles, a response to marriage being a chess game in which the goal … More Courtly Love
Murdoch’s Tale 1. Which character was your favorite? Which one did you love to hate? 2. Part of the book takes place in 12th Century England, and part in Corwin’s imagination. Did you like one better than the other, and why? 3. Vaira is JRR Tolkien’s Elvish word for “weave.” What does vaira mean to … More Questions for Your Book Club
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
I’m pleased to announce that Murdoch’s Tale is now available for purchase on Amazon.com in print and Kindle versions (if you are an Amazon Prime member, you can get the Kindle version free.) If you prefer Nook or Kobo for you electronic reading pleasure, you can get it there, too. Have a book club? Use … More It’s Alive!
Saturday, May 12, 2-4 pm at Finding Avalon.
It’s been a busy week, and I’m late posting. In addition to writing fiction, I’m a facilitator with the Alternatives to Violence Project here in Delaware. I spent last weekend in jail. Each month, “outside” facilitators go into the Delaware correctional system’s four facilities and work with “inside” facilitators, i.e. prisoners who have taken the … More Alternatives to Violence