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    Story available on the Kindle

    While I don’t have a dedicated ebook reading device like the Sony reader or the Kindle I have been reading eBooks and stories on my Ipod Touch for almost a year now. I have all the various bookstore apps on it including Stanza, eReader and Kindle. But what I hadn’t thought about, ever, and I should have probably, was republishing my previously printed stories this way. I had looked into Fictionwise to see if they’d take my story reprints but I’m not established enough to qualify. After reading a post by Michael Stackpole where he was talking about updating his stories on the Kindle I checked into it. Now I…

  • My Life,  The Lazy Designer

    BioWare-Brent Year 6 (Fall 2004 – Summer 2005)

    This is the sixth of ten posts, one for each year that I worked for BioWare. And Along Came Jade So there I was busily working away on Dragon Age, settling into a good routine when one day I’m drawn into a Serious Discussion. Now these are always worrying, they usually mean something is up. Later on when BioWare was sold, first to Elevation Partners, and then later to EA, these Serious Discussion would become more common place. But back here, mid-way through my career with BioWare, they were still relatively rare. This particular discussion turned out to be one of the best moves for my career, though at the…

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    The Monastery in Not One of Us – Hidden

    Each year, between issues of Not One of Us, a special themed issue is created. This year the theme is ‘things that are hidden’ and my story “The Monastery” was included as part of the issue. This is one of my favorite stories and introduces Sabriel, a character who has appeared in several of my stories. The full table of contents for Hidden: Hey, by Patricia Russo The Propagule (poem), by Wade German Gabriel, by Meredith Roe Death Dreams (poem), by David C. Kopaska-Merkel Grinning Like the Dead Man in His Tomb (poem), by Kent Kruse Strawberry Ghoul, by Erik Amundsen The Monastery, by Brent Knowles Oneness (poem), by Erin…

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    Review for "From the Sea"

    A nice review from SFCrowsnest about my story “From the Sea” in On Spec #78 …This story is not very heavy on fantasy but it’s perceptive about humans. The bleak setting and the hard life of a fishing village were well conveyed and the story was quite moving. Read the full review here. In all they really liked the issue.

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    Matthew Hughes giveaway

    Matthew Hughes, a science-fiction and fantasy author, recently announced a contest being hosted by the Fantasy Book Critic blog giving away sets of his Hapthorn books. Check it out. Details are on the Fantasy Book Critic Site: http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/2010/01/giveaway-win-set-of-matthew-hughes.html

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    Early Birthday Present!

    Last year I received news that my story “The Tale of Lady Spite” had been accepted by Tales of the Talisman exactly on the day of my birthday. Now, this year I’ve found out that I’ve sold another story, just a few days before my birthday. Pretty excited and a great way to start the new year. More details on the story and the publication when I’m allowed.

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    Still here… update

    Things have been quiet, what with the holidays and finishing up a basement development. I also finished the rough draft of another sci-fi story set in the same universe as Digital Rights and I’m on the fifth chapter of my novel. Writing, or starting to write, the novel was a big turning point for me. My first writing, aside from a few short stories was novels, starting in high school and through college. I wrote two — one was high fantasy and the other urban fantasy. I submitted them to publishers and got my rejections and decided I should focus on short stories until I had more time. And so…