On Naming A French Canadian Villain

Conversation This Week With Friend From Canada:"Hey, can you translate something for me?""Sure, What?""I'm naming a villain, want to know if there is a local term for a word.""What word?""The bad guy is named Shiver.""That's kinda stupid, but the translation is frisson.""I already knew that.""Then why did you ask? And…

When Kittens Attack

I love kittens, but they're lethal killers in training.Let's be candid. It takes a brave human to say they dislike kittens. We now have three of them, born in the closet just like the previous litter three years ago. The mother, Pumpkin, is essentially a feral cat who lives in…

The Fearless: Book Trailer Edition.

It's here. And I hope you love it.I have the good fortune of working with great people. My artist, Amalia Chitulescu, and my graphic art specialist, Amber Dalcourt have teamed up to create this amazing trailer.Let's not forget the voice-- Rebecca Cook is, in a word, stellar. She voices all…

Love and the Immortal Hunter

Okay, that title is a bit dramatic. I admit it.Prior to the release of "A Bride of Salt and Stars" next month, I thought I would share one of the critical scenes with you. I've been asked "How does the relationship in your books work?"Fair enough.Here's  a scene with Wally…

Plodding and Plotting

A quick note about books four and five in "The Fearless", as well as an upcoming blog post.I started running three months ago, and in between gasping like a dying fish, I've had some of my most vivid insight into how and where I am writing over the next year.…