My intent, and no doubt life will modify it with all due haste, is to update my journal and subsequent website about once a week. Why anyone will want to drop by and read it may very well remain a question for the ages, but two possible answers are they are related to me and/or I paid them to do so. Far less likely is that you’ve heard I’m writing a fantasy series and wanted to see what the fuss, such as it is, is all about. So far…not much. In contravention of most good writing advice here’s what happened before you got here:
The day I successfully defended my MA thesis I went home and started writing a fantasy novel…naturally. That was nine years ago. Between then and now I attended Clarion East, the science fiction and fantasy writing workshop for aspiring writers, took second place in the Toronto Star Short Story Contest, was hired by Del Rey Books to edit military history and science fiction and fantasy, went to Europe several times as a historian on battlefield tours, was hired by Stackpole Books to edit military history, history and current affairs and conflicts, wrote another fantasy novel, some short stories, started a couple of other novels, tried speed dating, took up running (it’s not sex, but you do wind up sweaty and wanting a snack,) and watched every episode of the Sopranos – marone!