• My Life

    Where is Brent?

    I haven’t been updating online-stuff-and-things lately because we are in the process of buying a new home. So as a consolation prize for the lack of content I offer an image of the aftermath from our recent snow. Winter almost forgot us this year. Almost.

  • Writing Resources

    Nebula Nominees 2011

    Congratulations to this crop of Nebula nominees. I have several friends on the list of nominees this year so I’m very excited for them!! Novel Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor) Embassytown, China Miéville (Macmillan UK; Del Rey; Subterranean Press) Firebird, Jack McDevitt (Ace Books) God’s War, Kameron Hurley (Night Shade Books) Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti, Genevieve Valentine (Prime Books) The Kingdom of Gods, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Novella “Kiss Me Twice,” Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s Science Fiction, June 2011) “Silently and Very Fast,” Catherynne M. Valente (WFSA Press; Clarkesworld Magazine, October 2011) “The Ice Owl,” Carolyn Ives Gilman (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction,…

  • Game Reviews

    Good Luck Drew!

    As some of you may know Drew Karpyshyn, one of BioWare’s writers, has announced his retirement. He will be focusing on his own writing projects and I wish him all the luck! You can read Drew’s blog post about this or check out his impressive bibliography. He already has an extensive body of work, including several Star Wars and Mass Effect novels. Also I want to give congratulations to the Mass Effect 3 team for going gold. A huge accomplishment and a long, exciting journey for many on the team. I can still remember when the franchise was just a “what if”… pleased that it has had such success. And…

  • To Do,  Website

    Trains, Trains, Trains

    Yep, this is what I’ve been up to lately. The kids love the new Lego train set and I’ve been buying too many accessories for it. Well, okay, I’m doing a bit more than just playing with trains. Mostly I’ve been writing, editing, writing. I wrote rough drafts for several stories last summer and I’m rewriting them and sending them off to editors. I’m also editing novel#4 so I can send it out later in the year. I’m also preparing some notes for the third book in the Lazy Designer series based on feedback on the first two volumes, available here and here.

  • My Life

    Bad Dad

    My 4yr old (formerly known as the 3yr old) really likes Boba Fett. And I have a Boba Fett that is still in its package which really pisses him off. So I *accidentally* placed Boba a little bit out of reach. This created about an hour of fun for me…

  • The Lazy Designer,  Writing Resources

    Lazy Designer Book 2

    The second book in the Lazy Designer series is now available. This title explores how to build designer-powered game engines and pipelines as well as prototyping and testing. It can be purchased from Amazon. Later in the year I will make it available on other sites as well (Kobo, Nook, iOS, et cetera). A section of this book (a game scripting tutorial) is currently available free. As always any reviews/likes/feedback are very much appreciated!

  • My Life

    Non-Update Update

    Busy! Sorry for the lack of updates but things are hectic. More next week. Today though I’m taking some downtime and making chocolates with the kids. Should be interesting. If not interesting then at least messy.