• Game Reviews

    Dave Gross joins as writer for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition

    For those of you following the progress of the new Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, I just wanted to share the word that Dave Gross has joined their team. http://www.baldursgate.com/news/2012/04/26/announcing-dave-gross-as-lead-writer-for-baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition/ Dave’s a fantastic writer. He has several published novels and I encourage you to check them out. He’s also a skilled editor. More importantly — to me :) — is that Dave is also the first editor to buy something from me! Over a decade ago he purchased an article I had written “Give Them Pidgins” for Dragon Magazine. It was my first published work. So I’m very pleased he’ll be working on this project.

  • My Life

    I knew them when…

    Hey, I’m still busy moving and doing edits on the novel. Hence the relative silence online. That said I do want to highlight some good news. Two Writers of the Future winners from the same year as me have received Nebula nominations. Huge (and belated) congrats out to Tom and Brad. Since they are nominated in separate categories I can hope that both of them win: ‘‘Mama, We Are Zhenya, Your Son’’, Tom Crosshill (Lightspeed 4/11) ‘‘Ray of Light’’, Brad R. Torgersen (Analog 12/11) [See the full list of Nebula nominees] Additionally Brad is nominated for a Hugo for the same story and the John W. Campbell Award for Best…

  • Writing Resources

    Fantasy Stories

    With the publication of ‘Stone Eater‘ I now have four published fantasy stories. The other three are: From the Sea The Monastery The Tale of Lady Spite And I have another 3 sold and awaiting publication: Onion Farmer Bone Dreaming The Daughter’s Oath All of these fantasy stories share the same world though I suspect that will not be immediately apparent from reading them as they take place in different locations and times. (BTW if you are curious about my other published work, you can check out the list, grouped by genre or the full bibliography).

  • My Life

    My (3rd) Largest Online Community

    I’ve been building up various social networks over the past few years in an attempt to learn more about social networking and to also increase my visibility as a writer (and hopefully find readers). This morning I was rather horrified/amused to realize that my third largest online gathering ‘place’ was a test site I had created several months ago using wordpress and some social networking plug-ins. I had created the test site to explore a couple technical ideas I had. Now it has a few hundred members on it! Without advertising or soliciting. And really without any features in the site. Of course these members aren’t real people. They are…

  • Writing Resources

    Read Now: Stone Eater

    Delighted to see that my story ‘Stone Eater’ is now available to read at Abyss and Apex, the online magazine of speculative fiction. This fantasy story was one of the first I finished writing after retiring from BioWare. Best of all the story is free to read at the Abyss and Apex website for a few months, after which it will be archived (you need to be a subscriber to read the archives). Please let me know what you think of it! And if you enjoy it tweets and shares will be very much appreciated. This is my second story to see print this year. The first, ‘Touch the Dead’…