No post this week. Here’s why: And then this happened:
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!
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’ve tried so hard to focus on writing, and faeries, and the 12th Century in this blog, and then I had to go and read this. When one is creating a fictional world one gets to not only create imaginary people, but the value systems they live by. In the case of the Faer, whom … More About That Ksh
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!