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
This is not an “out take,” strictly speaking, as it doesn’t appear in the book. It’s one of Corwin’s other Mouse King tales. The Mouse King and Sir Pettyfoote went out to quest one fine summer’s day. They followed a stream and found a river. They followed the river and found a lake. And … More The Mouse King and the Quest
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
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!
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
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
As you may have noticed, there are some changes on my blog: New design, new header…It’s all prep work. In a few months (all going as planned) the first volume of Corwin’s Chronicle will hit the shelves. Corwin, a boy from 12th century Northumberland, is orphaned by war and saved from the destruction of his … More Changes