Of Miracles and Messes

A friend of mine wishes that people would talk more about the things that are not going well in their lives, the projects they don’t finish, the messiness of their houses, their failures to please others. It started me thinking. I prefer to present a happy face to the world, partially because I fear that…

Renovation Update and Bestsellers

We continue on with our renovation. One of the absolute gems we picked out for this house is a compass rose wooden medallion that will be placed in the antechamber floor just in front of our bedroom. Because it shows the cardinal directions, we had to make sure that North faced North. To make that…

Landing on Gimel

I just signed the contracts for two of my stories to appear in Kris Rusch’s Winter Holiday Spectacular for 2021. This will be her third Holiday Spectacular and they are always a wonderful treat. Every day from Thanksgiving to New Years subscribers get a short story in their email and the stories are always wonderful!…

ISBN Numbers and New Beginnings

Happy Easter to all my friends who celebrate! My your day be filled with joy and chocolate. I’m ironing out the last few wrinkles with getting Lightning Scarred set up as a paperback book. It’s surprising how much easier ebooks are than real printed books. I’m glad I waited to do this until I had…

Magpie Musings

My book launch went better than my wildest dreams. At one point the book was listed as number ten in Amazon’s Top Releases, which was just breathtaking. I’m so beyond grateful I cannot express it. The buzz is settled down a bit, but the book is still doing quite well. I set up a Facebook…

Lightning Scarred and Other Stories

My first book, Lightning Scarred and Other Stories launched this morning on Amazon through their Kindle Unlimited program, which means any KU subscribers can read it for free. It’s met with overwhelming kindness so far, for which I am deeply grateful. It is a beautiful book filled short stories, original eddas, and Viking-inspired interior art….

Shipwreck on the Amazonian Rocks

When you hit Publish, Amazon reviews the book and then has to agree that you can publish it on their site. Amazon didn’t agree. They sent an email letting me know that they rejected me for one of the reasons on a long list, leaving me to guess which ones. I think I’ve guessed right…

One Ship Sails, Another Hull is Built

Last night I realized that the changes I was making to Thule were reaching the point where I was making the book different rather than better. It looks pretty good to me, now. Undoubtedly it still could be better, but it is time for the book to sail away and for me to start on…

Steve Jackson Games Kickstarter

Steve Jackson Games started their Pyramid Schemes Kickstarter this morning and it has already blown through its base and is now into stretch goal territory. The Kickstarter is for 3 brand new issues of Pyramid Magazine. One of our articles has a featured place on one of their graphics. Here is their description of the…

Exciting Publishing News

One of the projects we wrote for this year is coming out on Kickstarter on Monday. Steve Jackson Games has announced its upcoming GURPS Pyramid Scheme: three brand new issues of Pyramid Magazine. We have articles in two of the issues. Even more exciting, when they shared the enticing image, it was our article they…