Looking for WWII images for my next nonfiction book

While I work on the plotting of my next fantasy novel I’m putting together a large photo book on the war on the Eastern Front in WWII. I thought I’d put out a call to see if any of you have German or Russian uniforms, badges, gear or even original photos, or know someone who does. A long shot I know, but as the saying goes, it almost never hurts to ask…I hope 🙂


Surviving the pollen

After a couple of hellish weeks I am venturing outdoors again. I gamely attempted a few runs during the annual flying of the pollen and wound up a teary, sneezy mess.

In other news, Book Expo America is next week and I’m looking forward to being among publishing folk again. I love the energy, but most of all, I love seeing all the new titles. I definitely get my nerd on 🙂



What’s new in the new year

A few things, actually. I’d like to send a huge shout out to friend and fellow author/editor Charlie Finlay who has been named the new editor for Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, taking over from Gordon Gelder. I’ve known Charlie for around 15 years. We first met online on the Del Rey Online Writer’s Workshop. We’ve met in person a time or two at various SFF Cons. I am thrilled for him. My one concern is that this will cut into this own writing.

Speaking of writing, I handed in the proposal for my next military history book and have turned my attention to the proposal for my next fantasy. If all goes well I’ll have it ready by the end of the month.

On a personal note, I grew a beard, shaved it, and am growing a new one (or am I regrowing the old one)?

Here’s to 2015 being a fantastic year!