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The Blades Have Escaped!

One Velvet Glove, although scheduled for release in February, 2018, is already available as an e-book from Amazon. (Kindle).  Consider it an accidental Christmas gift. Enjoy!

Posted: December 20, 2017

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Home again

I was released from hospital last week.  Am taking it easy at home, still trying to persuade my left hand to help with typing.  It's coming around—slowly!  Thanks for all the best wishes.

Posted: November 23, 2017

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Best-Laid Schemes....

I did not attend my planned signing in Calgary on Oct. 19th, because on the 14th I suffered a mild stroke. This was not the first I have had in recent years, all of which affected my left hand only—a phenomenon that has the neurologists beating their own heads against the walls. (After all the weird stuff my brain has turned out in the last thirty years, why should it stop now?) The latest one also impacted my leg and arm slightly, which justified hospitalization, so here I am, in the rehab section. I am happy to report that I am making very good progress, and expect to be released later this month. Meanwhile, both the second and third parts of “The Enchanter General” have been turned in to the publisher, and One Velvet Glove is even farther along the road—I have actually received my complimentary copies! I also have a couple of half-written books that I hope to complete before I sign off.

Posted: November 4, 2017

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Ironfoot released!

Ironfoot small I began writing this book in September, 2011, and it ultimately turned out to be the start of a trilogy. It feels like a long time, but at last Durwin can limp out, onto the public stage.  He's only an apprentice enchanter still. In BOOK TWO, he will return as a full qualified sage. Read more about him HERE.

Posted: October 11, 2017

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Great Reviews

I hate to see August leave without any posts, but I can solve that by mentioning that Ironfoot has received great reviews from both Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly.  Those are both well renowned and notoriously hard to please, friends!  And so on into September, with Ironfoot itself ever closer to publication.

Posted: August 31, 2017

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Eocene Update

Eocene Station continues to flourish.  I'd hardly sobered up after  learning that it is shortlisted for the Endeavour Award when I was informed that it will be issued in audible form, probably around November. Narrator will be Damien Brunetto.

Posted: July 29, 2017

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Publication Delay

The release date for IRONFOOT has been set back a week, to October 10th.  Hang on, do NOT commit suicide, it really is worth waiting for!

Posted: July 27, 2017

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I am happy and proud that my 2016 SF Eocene Station has been shortlisted for the Endeavour Award. Keep all fingers crossed until November 17, please.  More details here.   2017 Endeavour FINALIST 150

Posted: July 22, 2017

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Trilogy Completed!

It's about ten years since I last wrote The End on Book Three of a trilogy (The Alchemist's Pursuit) unless you count my three YA stories about The Runner. Indeed I never thought I would attempt another threesome.  I am therefore very happy to have done so once more, having just turned in to Night Shade Books, Merlin Redux, the final book of "The Enchanter General."  Volume One, Ironfoot, will be published this coming October in both paperback and hardcover.

Posted: July 13, 2017

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Maps: Portal and others

If you purchased Portal of a Thousand Worlds  in any form of e-book you will receive within a few days a notice of a corrected free download, which will include the map that was accidentally omitted. If you bought a paper copy, that correction isn't possible.  However, the map of the Good Land has now been added to the Maps page of this website.  If you right-clink on the map you want and then left-click on "copy Image", you can post it to any file you want and print it out. It's not a perfect solution, but it is the best we could manage.

Posted: March 11, 2017

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