The Longest Shard

A Socially Distant Holiday Gift

Free Download! This holiday season, the best gifts are not only free, they are free of germs. Luckily, I’m in the ebook trade, and so have made The Longest Shard FREE on several retailers for your reading pleasure.* A little Shawshank Redemption, a little It’s a Wonderful Life, and a whole lot of snark, The …

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Guess Who’s Manybooks Author of the Day?

Yeah, I was surprised, too.  For those unaware, Manybooks is a book discovery site geared towards promoting indie authors (think Bookbub’s younger sister). Recently, the lovely folks at Manybooks surprised me with a chance to respond to some genuinely insightful questions about the writing life in general, and The Longest Shard in particular. It was …

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Renny Boucher

When You Least Expect it, Expect it… Words to live by, or at least they are for one Renny Boucher, who we meet in  The Longest Shard (now availabile on Kindle Unlimited). To avoid spoilers, I dare not say much about Renny, beyond the fact that casting a truly effective foil for Gideon was tough. I wanted someone who …

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Horatio Alva

All the World’s a Stage At least it is to Horatio Alva, ex-con, grifter, and actor-manager of The Queen’s Rogues. Horatio’s presence on the Fortune stage has been ancillary, so far, but his time is coming, as readers will get to know him better in the  The Longest Shard (avialable on Kindle Unlimited May 31, 2020). From the …

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