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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 […]
Not circus clowns, or their gleeful appropriations in the horror industry and comic books. Instead, I’ve been thinking about the French clowning techniques I learned in acting conservatory based on the teachings of Jacques Lecoq.
I was totally focused on research when my revision notes for Blood and Tempest, book three of the Empire of Storms arrived and consumed my life for several weeks. This blog, which I’ll be honest I created as a means of distracting myself while I waited for those revision notes, was the first thing to […]
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 […]
“Writing, as creative, remakes the world and leaves nothing untouched or standing in place: in order to create, writing destroys the world.” — Dante and the Sense of Transgression by William Franke
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 […]
“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