I owe you guys a bit of an update on how the whole “quitting my job so I could write” is progressing. I’m know many of you are keen for the next Felix case, and some might have noticed the lack of blog posts. Well, wonder no more! I assure you it’s all part of […]
Milestones (or, the art of blogging as a key to a successful author platform)
In a twist that should surprise no one, last week’s post was the 200th post on my blog — and that milestone went past to the sound of crickets. I thought I’d take a moment to speak about milestones (besides putting in a big, actual, stone at the side of the road — for that […]
How My Book Reviews Help Sales
I’ve been posting a lot of book reviews recently, so I thought I’d qualify my review scale and criteria. This should help those reading them judge whether my reviews align with their views enough to be considered a good recommendation. I’ll start with what my father taught me about wine appreciation, and is pretty much […]
Fantasy Fiends – Dragons, Flying Phalluses, and Exploding Eyeballs!
I was honoured to be invited to the Fantasy Fiends Podcast for their 31st episode on the subject of ‘No Shortcuts!’. (The dancing gladiators have no bearing on the podcast – except that they accurately describe the spirit of the event). The podcast is hosted by Andy Peloquin And Stevie Collier, two talented fantasy authors. Every week […]
Podcast with Gabrielle Mathieu
Or rather, Gabrielle’s podcast with me 🙂 Gabrielle lived on three continents by the age of eight. She’d experienced the bustling bazaars of Pakistan, the serenity of Swiss mountain lakes, and the chaos of the immigration desk at the JFK airport. Perhaps that’s why she developed an appetite for the unusual and disorienting. Which neatly […]
Quirks? What do you mean, my quirks?
Another day, another interview 🙂 This one is courtesy of Ami Lutkus-Phillips, writing as Mackenzie Flohr. Here’s an excerpt: Question 5) What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? Historically-accurate food. Well, mostly historically accurate. I love cooking and food in general, and that seeps into my writing. I enjoy tremendously researching old recipes, and integrating […]
Brain-to-Books CyberCon 2017!
This post is part of the Brain-To-Books CyberCon 2017 Fantasy Blog Hop! Welcome to the Historical-Fantasy-Mystery world of Egretia! Allow me to first introduce my stories and then myself. Stick with me, and there’s a giveaway for you 🙂 Murder In Absentia is a story of Togas, Daggers, and Magic. It draws on my three […]
Felix Speaking for Himself
As part of Virtual FantasyCon (that awesome event where Murder In Absentia received an unprecedented five awards ;-), we did a blog hunt. Since I ran two blogs, I participated twice – and gave Felix a chance to speak for himself in one. Of course, the bastard went ahead and started to curse me for […]
That annoying bastard!
A lot of you know that besides writing, I also run a blog dedicated to character interviews. So what does my own protagonist, the one I am slaving away and writing his memoirs, do? The bastard runs away and gives an interview on another site… You can read what he had to say on Zora […]
The effects of not enough coffee
As any one who had ever had to deal with with writers and authors knows, coffee is our life’s blood. We need it to function, to wake up the muses. And, again as anyone who’ve met and read blogs about indie authors know, we also tend to interview each other, challenge each other, and generally […]