Blood and Tempest Cover reveal

Here it is, Book Three of the Empire Storms. I’m not sure if it’s the end of the series, but it’s definitely a conclusion to this particular story. I’m so pleased they decided to put Brigga Lin on the cover. To my mind, she’s always been the third (unofficial) protagonist. If you’re so inclined you can […]

Writing While Sick

On the whole, it probably isn’t a great idea to push yourself to keep writing while you’re sick. But during the revision process, I find it puts me in a particularly merciless mood that makes me less precious with all my favorite little bits, most of which should probably be cut in service to the […]

My Pirate Ramen Recipe

Fellow author Fran Wilde invited me to participate in the “Book Bites” series on her blog, where authors can share recipes related to their books. My recipe is loosely based on a traditional shoyu ramen recipe. I’ve been making variations on this dish for the past year or so and have tweaked it extensively to work […]

Eligible for Decapitation

“Dante’s children had led an inevitably precarious life since their father was sent into exile. Their inclusion in the new decree meant, among other things, that all three were at least fifteen years old, this being the age at which males became eligible for decapitation.” – From Dante, A Life by R. W. B. Lewis