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Feb. 9th, 2015 @ 06:00 am Sarah Beahuall available on Audible.com

Originally published at J.A. Pitts. You can comment here or there.

Okay, I’m crawling out of the work muck to finally share the awesome news that you can now get Sarah Beauhall in audio.

Yep, that’s right.  Audible.com has Black Blade Blues, Honeyed Words and Forged in Fire available right now.  Here are the links.

Black Blade Blues
Honeyed Words
Forged in Fire

BBB_MMPBI’ve just finished listening to Black Blade Blues and let me tell you it was a surreal experience.  Now, I’ve read the book like nine times between the writing phase, and the final publishing point.  I’m slightly familiar with the story.   But to hear someone (the amazing voice artist Erin Bennett) read my story to me, it’s just crazy.  Erin does an excellent job and I heard things in a way that I never anticipated just reading the paper copies.

There are parts of that book that I had to rewind and play over because I forgot, just for a moment, that I wrote this.  That’s the surreal part.  I wrote it, but there are timesHoneyed Words MMPB when I got so swept up on the story and the characters that I totally forgot the details of what was coming next.  It was marvelous.  I’m downloading Honeyed Words now to take with me on my work trip to St. Louis this week.  It will make the plane ride, and the commute a wonderful experience.

A couple of years ago, I had a person in the audience for a class Ken Scholes and I were teaching.  She was blind and very much wanted to hear the books.  I’m so happy that the next time I meet her, or the next time that comes up, I can assure the person that the books are now there and waiting for their listening pleasure.

If you are not familiar with Audible.com, check them out.  I have a package where I buy so many credits in the year, then I can spend those credits on books.  Makes it very affordable.  But, I know that sometimes budgets are tight.

So, let’s do a giveaway.  What do you say?  At the top of this blog is a sign up to be on a new email list I’m starting.

ForgedinFire_3passOnce a week, for the next three weeks I’ll give away a full set of the books on Audible.  All you have to do is sign up for the email list.  I’ll take everyone who has signed up that week and randomly draw one of those individuals to receive the set.  Of course, since I already have some folks signed up, I’ll do a drawing with only those who have signed up prior to Feb 9th.   I’ll announce the winners here on Feb 16th, 23 and March 2 for those who’ve signed up in those weeks.

Also, I’ve got the 4th book in the Sarah Series finished.  I’ll be launching a Kick Starter for it as soon as I get all the work done ahead of time.  I didn’t realize just how much work that takes, so while I thought I’d launch it in February, it will take a while longer.  I’ll alert folks as I get closer.

If you are interested in updates on my whereabouts, what I’m working on, news of the Kick Starter or any other wacky thing that is going on in my life, please sign up.

Big days ahead.  More Sarah to come, plus work on a totally unrelated series.  Life is busy but beautiful.

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Feb. 9th, 2015 @ 06:00 am Sarah Beahuall available on Audible.com

Originally published at J.A. Pitts. You can comment here or there.

Okay, I’m crawling out of the work muck to finally share the awesome news that you can now get Sarah Beauhall in audio.

Yep, that’s right.  Audible.com has Black Blade Blues, Honeyed Words and Forged in Fire available right now.  Here are the links.

Black Blade Blues
Honeyed Words
Forged in Fire

BBB_MMPBI’ve just finished listening to Black Blade Blues and let me tell you it was a surreal experience.  Now, I’ve read the book like nine times between the writing phase, and the final publishing point.  I’m slightly familiar with the story.   But to hear someone (the amazing voice artist Erin Bennett) read my story to me, it’s just crazy.  Erin does an excellent job and I heard things in a way that I never anticipated just reading the paper copies.

There are parts of that book that I had to rewind and play over because I forgot, just for a moment, that I wrote this.  That’s the surreal part.  I wrote it, but there are timesHoneyed Words MMPB when I got so swept up on the story and the characters that I totally forgot the details of what was coming next.  It was marvelous.  I’m downloading Honeyed Words now to take with me on my work trip to St. Louis this week.  It will make the plane ride, and the commute a wonderful experience.

A couple of years ago, I had a person in the audience for a class Ken Scholes and I were teaching.  She was blind and very much wanted to hear the books.  I’m so happy that the next time I meet her, or the next time that comes up, I can assure the person that the books are now there and waiting for their listening pleasure.

If you are not familiar with Audible.com, check them out.  I have a package where I buy so many credits in the year, then I can spend those credits on books.  Makes it very affordable.  But, I know that sometimes budgets are tight.

So, let’s do a giveaway.  What do you say?  At the top of this blog is a sign up to be on a new email list I’m starting.

ForgedinFire_3passOnce a week, for the next three weeks I’ll give away a full set of the books on Audible.  All you have to do is sign up for the email list.  I’ll take everyone who has signed up that week and randomly draw one of those individuals to receive the set.  Of course, since I already have some folks signed up, I’ll do a drawing with only those who have signed up prior to Feb 9th.   I’ll announce the winners here on Feb 16th, 23 and March 2 for those who’ve signed up in those weeks.

Also, I’ve got the 4th book in the Sarah Series finished.  I’ll be launching a Kick Starter for it as soon as I get all the work done ahead of time.  I didn’t realize just how much work that takes, so while I thought I’d launch it in February, it will take a while longer.  I’ll alert folks as I get closer.

If you are interested in updates on my whereabouts, what I’m working on, news of the Kick Starter or any other wacky thing that is going on in my life, please sign up.

Big days ahead.  More Sarah to come, plus work on a totally unrelated series.  Life is busy but beautiful.

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Feb. 2nd, 2015 @ 06:30 am In victory and in defeat – How I came to love professional football and the Seattle Seahawks

Originally published at J.A. Pitts. You can comment here or there.

There was a point when I followed sports pretty fanatically.  It was the mid-seventies and I was a pre-teen.  I absolutely loved the Cincinnati Reds and the Big Red Machine.  That was 1975.

 

 

 

Then thanks to my step dad, I found University of Kentucky basketball and discovered I loved the Wildcats from Kyle Macy to Goose Givens, James Lee, Rick Robey and Mike Phillips.  They won the NCAA tournament that year.

 

 

 

 
Then other things became important in my life and I stopped caring as much.   Professional sports lost its appeal as I fell in love with other things like books, movies, music, and girls.  There was no professional sports teams in Kentucky and the fever that gripped some communities revolved around college basketball.  I grew immune to the hype and the glory of fandom and fell away from the glamour.
Fast forward a few decades.  I follow professional sports just far enough to be able to talk to my co-workers — and that poorly.  But starting in 2013 my son and daughter started getting interested so I turned my gaze to professional football for the first time since I was in 5th grade when I carried around a Pittsburg Steelers lunch box (mainly because my last name is Pitts).


I started hearing names like Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and the Legion of Boom.  I started watching games and found that I’d picked up enough of the game over the years to make sense of it all and found I was enjoying myself.  I thought it was odd, but I started watching on my own this season and found that I was entranced by the drama and the tactics.  It was like watching battle where the casualties were few, and winners and losers got to show up at the next engagement (more or less).

I spent the first half of the 2014 season curious at my own behavior, trying to piece together what exactly was drawing me to the game.  I loved watching the Seahawks but I needed to understand if it was a “liking the winners” syndrome because I didn’t want to be one of those people.
So I continued to watch, win or lose, never turning away in the dark moments, and rejoicing in the victories — big and small.  I’m a writer and I have to understand things.  I need to understand the motivations of my characters and frankly, of myself.
I analyzed each event, tried to uncover what kept me fascinated by this macho, sometimes brutal world of large men crashing together in an effort to move a small pig skin down a field.  It took me almost to the play-offs before I found my answer.  And it surprised me.
It’s the exact thing that draws me to Carrie Vaughn’s novels, or Tolkien or Hearne or Cooper or Rothfuss, McGuire, Briggs, Asimov, Bradbury or Butcher:  It was the characters.  Clever Setting and World Building has its place.  Style and Craft are a thing of beauty.  But they are all secondary to Character in my mind.  And that is what I love about the Seahawks so much.
russell_wilson_seahawks_4I love that Russell Wilson has reminded me that you never give up, you never lie down.  You get back on your feet every time you are knocked down and you help the next man up with you.  The fact he encourages his team even when it looks hopeless makes him one of the greatest leaders in the game today.

 

MarshawnLynch

I love how Marshawn Lynch just keeps plowing through his opponents, never taking no for an answer, marching to his own drum, daring to challenge authority when it comes to obtrusive behavior a

nd considers his team mates as the second most important people in his life, after his family.

 

Richard Sherman is outspoken and articulate with the right balance of sarcasm and wit on and off the field.  His amazing talent for the game only enhances his personality as a great supporter of his team and the game.
Kearse, Willson, Bennett, Thomas, Lockette, Unger, Hauschka, Ryan, Matthews, Chancellor, Bladwin, Wagner, Miller, Britt, Okung, Sweezy, Maxwell, Simon, Wright, Irvin, Avril, Turbin: these are the characters in the story of this team, this league.
These men and their dedication to the craft they’ve chosen is what has made me a fan of football and the Seattle Seahawks.  This Superbowl loss was disappointing, I won’t lie to you.  But who am I to second guess a general on the field of battle?  How could I possibly know the thousands of second by second decisions that occur in every engagement?
I think the city of Seattle will be cranky for a while.  I predict a lot of second guessing over that last play and a lot of disappointment from my co-workers and friends.  Hell, with the controversy over Deflate-gate, there will be those who say New England shouldn’t even have been at that game.
That’s all just loss and grieving.  I felt that gut punch when Butler picked that final throw.  I was dumbstruck at the shear finality of that moment, just as I was two weeks ago when the Seahawks came back from certain defeat and pulled out a victory against the Packers.
It’s a game.  Sometimes we win, sometimes we don’t.  But I’m willing to bet that while he may have his moments of doubt and pain — Russell Wilson is looking at film and figuring out how to be better.  I know the Legion of Boom will be right back at what they do best, learning, adapting, plotting for the next game, the next season.
For a few days I’ll be upset, but there is one thing that tempers it for me.
Malcolm Butler

malcolm butler
Can you imagine how this man’s life has changed?  Only two years of high school ball and time playing for small schools, with few prospects?  If I’d written this ending into one of my novels, the fans would freak, because it goes against what has been established in the story.  The Seahawks are known for come backs.  They had the ball, short yardage and one of the best running backs in the game.   The only real question was how far did they run down the clock before closing the final yard to victory.
And Malcolm Butler goes for broke, reads the play, and does something that should not have been possible.
Now that’s great story.  That’s elevation of a character in a way that takes your breath away.

IloveSeahawks
This is why I have come to love this game.  I’m already looking forward to next season.

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Feb. 2nd, 2015 @ 06:30 am In victory and in defeat – How I came to love professional football and the Seattle Seahawks

Originally published at J.A. Pitts. You can comment here or there.

There was a point when I followed sports pretty fanatically.  It was the mid-seventies and I was a pre-teen.  I absolutely loved the Cincinnati Reds and the Big Red Machine.  That was 1975.

 

 

 

Then thanks to my step dad, I found University of Kentucky basketball and discovered I loved the Wildcats from Kyle Macy to Goose Givens, James Lee, Rick Robey and Mike Phillips.  They won the NCAA tournament that year.

 

 

 

 

 
Then other things became important in my life and I stopped caring as much.   Professional sports lost its appeal as I fell in love with other things like books, movies, music, and girls.  There was no professional sports teams in Kentucky and the fever that gripped some communities revolved around college basketball.  I grew immune to the hype and the glory of fandom and fell away from the glamour.

 
Fast forward a few decades.  I follow professional sports just far enough to be able to talk to my co-workers — and that poorly.  But starting in 2013 my son and daughter started getting interested so I turned my gaze to professional football for the first time since I was in 5th grade when I carried around a Pittsburg Steelers lunch box (mainly because my last name is Pitts).

 
I started hearing names like Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and the Legion of Boom.  I started watching games and found that I’d picked up enough of the game over the years to make sense of it all and found I was enjoying myself.  I thought it was odd, but I started watching on my own this season and found that I was entranced by the drama and the tactics.  It was like watching battle where the casualties were few, and winners and losers got to show up at the next engagement (more or less).

I spent the first half of the 2014 season curious at my own behavior, trying to piece together what exactly was drawing me to the game.  I loved watching the Seahawks but I needed to understand if it was a “liking the winners” syndrome because I didn’t want to be one of those people.
So I continued to watch, win or lose, never turning away in the dark moments, and rejoicing in the victories — big and small.  I’m a writer and I have to understand things.  I need to understand the motivations of my characters and frankly, of myself.

 
I analyzed each event, tried to uncover what kept me fascinated by this macho, sometimes brutal world of large men crashing together in an effort to move a small pig skin down a field.  It took me almost to the play-offs before I found my answer.  And it surprised me.

 
It’s the exact thing that draws me to Carrie Vaughn’s novels, or Tolkien or Hearne or Cooper or Rothfuss, McGuire, Briggs, Asimov, Bradbury or Butcher:  It was the characters.  Clever Setting and World Building has its place.  Style and Craft are a thing of beauty.  But they are all secondary to Character in my mind.  And that is what I love about the Seahawks so much.
russell_wilson_seahawks_4I love that Russell Wilson has reminded me that you never give up, you never lie down.  You get back on your feet every time you are knocked down and you help the next man up with you.  The fact he encourages his team even when it looks hopeless makes him one of the greatest leaders in the game today.

 

MarshawnLynch

I love how Marshawn Lynch just keeps plowing through his opponents, never taking no for an answer, marching to his own drum, daring to challenge authority when it comes to obtrusive behavior a

nd considers his team mates as the second most important people in his life, after his family.

 

Richard Sherman is outspoken and articulate with the right balance of sarcasm and wit on and off the field.  His amazing talent for the game only enhances his personality as a great supporter of his team and the game.

 
Kearse, Willson, Bennett, Thomas, Lockette, Unger, Hauschka, Ryan, Matthews, Chancellor, Bladwin, Wagner, Miller, Britt, Okung, Sweezy, Maxwell, Simon, Wright, Irvin, Avril, Turbin: these are the characters in the story of this team, this league.

 
These men and their dedication to the craft they’ve chosen is what has made me a fan of football and the Seattle Seahawks.  This Superbowl loss was disappointing, I won’t lie to you.  But who am I to second guess a general on the field of battle?  How could I possibly know the thousands of second by second decisions that occur in every engagement?

 
I think the city of Seattle will be cranky for a while.  I predict a lot of second guessing over that last play and a lot of disappointment from my co-workers and friends.  Hell, with the controversy over Deflate-gate, there will be those who say New England shouldn’t even have been at that game.

 
That’s all just loss and grieving.  I felt that gut punch when Butler picked that final throw.  I was dumbstruck at the shear finality of that moment, just as I was two weeks ago when the Seahawks came back from certain defeat and pulled out a victory against the Packers.

 
It’s a game.  Sometimes we win, sometimes we don’t.  But I’m willing to bet that while he may have his moments of doubt and pain — Russell Wilson is looking at film and figuring out how to be better.  I know the Legion of Boom will be right back at what they do best, learning, adapting, plotting for the next game, the next season.

 
For a few days I’ll be upset, but there is one thing that tempers it for me.

 
Malcolm Butler

malcolm butler

 
Can you imagine how this man’s life has changed?  Only two years of high school ball and time playing for small schools, with few prospects?  If I’d written this ending into one of my novels, the fans would freak, because it goes against what has been established in the story.  The Seahawks are known for come backs.  They had the ball, short yardage and one of the best running backs in the game.   The only real question was how far did they run down the clock before closing the final yard to victory.

 
And Malcolm Butler goes for broke, reads the play, and does something that should not have been possible.

 
Now that’s great story.  That’s elevation of a character in a way that takes your breath away.

IloveSeahawks
This is why I have come to love this game.  I’m already looking forward to next season.

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Jan. 1st, 2015 @ 02:36 pm Brand new Sarah Beauhall story available online

Originally published at J.A. Pitts. You can comment here or there.

It’s been a while since anyone saw something new about Sarah Beauhall, so I’m pleased to announce a brand new short is available at Urban Fantasy Magazine.  It’s called Sarah Beauhall and the Bivalve Beat Down.  I hope you enjoy it.

 

I strongly encourage you to pay something for the issue, but it’s totally up to you.  You are free to put in zero in the amount to get the digital magazine.  But the fine folks over at UFM are doing a great job and we want to keep them putting out more issues with great stories.

Enjoy!

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Sep. 22nd, 2014 @ 05:00 am It’s not the end of the world, it only feels like it.

Originally published at J.A. Pitts. You can comment here or there.

Me_Central_ParkI’ve been sitting on this news for a while now, not knowing how to bring it here.  I’ve discussed it one on one, face to face with some folks, but here I am to tell it to all of you who visit here.

Tor dropped my series.

As the title here says, it’s not the end of the world.  I’ve already written the next two books so there is more Sarah coming. How/Where is still to be determined.

But before we talk about that I want to clear the air about a few things.

I get emails from fans who love this series.  I know there are people out there who love Sarah and Katie as much as I do.  I get it, I feel it.
It’s not about the characters or the stories.  It’s not the books.
Look, they’ve won awards.

Spectrum Award Nominee for Best Novel, Black Blade Blue, 2011
Finalist for Compton Crook Award, Black Blade Blues, 2011
Spectrum Award for Best Novel, Honeyed Words, 2012
American Library Association: Over the Rainbow book list.  Black Blade Blues, 2011
American Library Association: Over the Rainbow book list.  Honeyed Words, 2012

So that’s not the issue.  I know these books have broken some new ground out there.  To tell the truth it’s a numbers game.  The books just did not sell enough to keep the publisher happy.  They are a for-profit company and at the end of the day it all comes down to the total number of units sold.

Honeyed Words didn’t sell as well as Black Blade Blues.  Forged in Fire sold better in hard back, but not as well in trade.  They won’t be putting a mass market out for Forged because they believe that the ebooks are replacing mass market.  Not something I agree with, but no one asked my opinion.

I love my editor.  She’s top notch.  This is just one of those things that happen to writers and books, no matter how much folks love them.

As I told a friend of mine, this is me leveling up as a writer.  Now I have that achievement unlocked: dropped series.  What I need to do is write the next thing and move on.

Writing this makes me feel like I’ve let all of you down.  I know I’ve been pretty devastated by this.  When you are a new writer and dreaming of your first sale the thought of having a series dropped isn’t even something you can conceive of.  But I took it personally which shut me down for a while.  I’ve been on auto pilot for too long and I’m fixing that situation.  I’ve decided to start a new series and am deep into the outlining phase.  Not sure when I’ll start shopping the new one, but I’m anxious to finish writing it.

There are some short stories out in the world, looking for homes.  I’ve written several this year, which is good.  Keeps my feet wet in story.  But I need to get back on the horse and finish a new book.

Stay tuned for news of that.  It’s just a matter of time.

And for the next two Sarah books, I’m in conversation with one of the industry’s superstars to get some professional advice on whether or not I should launch a Kickstarter for the new Sarah Book and self-publish it.  I’ll post, of course, as soon as I figure something out.

Feel free to let me know what you think about the Kickstarter idea, or anything else, for that matter.

This is just a thing.  I’ll get past it.  There is more story swimming in my head than I could write in three life-times.   Right now I’m going to play in a new one for a bit, see how the world gels around me.

It’s time.

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May. 23rd, 2014 @ 09:59 am Miscon 2014

Originally published at J.A. Pitts. You can comment here or there.

I’m in sunny Missoula, Montana for the awesome convention: Miscon.  If you happen to be in the area and want to find me, here’s my schedule.

 

  • Fri 2:00 – 2:50 PM, Being a Published Author . . ., Great Hall (Upstairs)
  • Break Fri 2:50 – Fri 4:00
  • Fri 4:00 – 4:50 PM, Writers’ Workshop Meet and Greet, Containment Room (Upstairs)
  • Break Fri 4:50 – Sat 11:00
  • Sat 11:00 – 12:50 PM, Writers’ Workshop Great Hall, Great Hall (Upstairs)
  • Break Sat 12:50 – Sun 10:00
  • Sun 10:00 – 10:50 AM, Author Book Signing, Containment Room (Upstairs)
  • Break Sun 10:50 – Sun 2:00
  • Sun 2:00 – 2:50 PM, The Skinny on Being Skinny, Upstairs 2 (Upstairs Programming 2)
  • Break Sun 2:50 – Sun 4:00
  • Sun 4:00 – 4:50 PM, Reading: J.A. Pitts, Upstairs 3 (Upstairs Programming 3)
  • Break Sun 4:50 – Sun 6:00
  • Sun 6:00 – 7:50 PM, Evolution of a Writing Career, Upstairs 3 (Upstairs Programming 3)
  • Break Sun 7:50 – Mon 11:00
  • Mon 11:00 – 11:50 AM, Monday Morning Coffee Klatch (Hour 2), The Tent (2)
  • Mon Noon – 12:50 PM, Morality In The End Times, Great Hall (Upstairs)
  • Break Mon 12:50 – Mon 2:00
  • Mon 2:00 – 2:50 PM, Transitioning Through Time: Scene vs Summary, Containment Room (Upstairs)
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Mar. 23rd, 2014 @ 04:20 pm Saving Throws and story

Originally published at J.A. Pitts. You can comment here or there.

Back when I was a young pup, we got the three white book box set of D&D.  Actually, my buddy Ed Smith got it.  Todd Downing and I were just brought over to play.  We did not understand those rules at all but we were very excited. Role playing just didn’t make any sense to us yet.  We thought that the point was to make a map with different symbols on them and as we walked along the map, we’d fight whatever monster was represented by that symbol.  The world was shiny then.  We were in 7th grade and had all just read the Lord of the Rings, The Dark is Rising, and Dune.

We wanted to experience story in a new way, beyond anything we’d ever dreamed.  And this game did not disappoint.  Oh, we meandered around a while, trying to understand Chainmail, figuring that maybe we needed miniatures to understand D&D.  But that just proved to make things even more confusing

Eventually we worked out the basic concepts and things got even more fun.  We were a creative lot, making up stories about wizarding apprentices who became hunch backed because they were turned into an eraser as a punishment then used to fix a magic scroll by the absent minded wizard.  That one had us laughing so hard we thought we were going to throw up.  We designed deadly dungeons that no one could survive and found out just how hard they were to play.  We began to haunt gaming stores and buying anything we could from places like TSR and Judges Guild and buying magazines like The Dungeoneer and Dragon.

We were progressing through junior high and by ninth grade had a free period each day.  Like recess but we were much too mature for recess.  We started spending our free class in the biology teacher’s room where we could play games as long as we were not too rambunctious.  Oh, we were true Kentucky nerds, living on Mt. Dew and Ho Hos, rolling dice and snickering every time we made a saving throw or killed a kobold.  We were living the dream.

Then the biology teacher mentioned to us that her brother was moving to the area for his wife to go to school, and that he played that game as well.  She asked if we’d be interested in meeting him and we were all over that.  A grown-up who understood the magic of this new world.  How could we not?

We arranged to meet in one of the meeting rooms at the public library.  We could get there by bike and it was a public place, after all.  There was much excitement when we met Merle Davenport.  He had played the game in Ann Arbor, MI with the likes of Jennell Jaquays and the folks at Judges Guild.  Merle had even written some articles for The Dungeoneer.  We were in awe.

Merle helped us roll up some characters and showed us the newly published first hardback of D&D rules: The Monster Manual.  I remember holding that book in my hands, mesmerized by the art work, carefully turning the pages and seeing the wealth of knowledge hidden inside.

We gamed with Merle a few times over the year, but soon enough he moved away.   Other gamers came into our life and we kept digging into new stories, building new characters and delving into the worlds of our imagination.  Those were magical years, formative years in the way of story and adventure.

I still have that character sheet 30+ years later.  I was a ranger who stole a baby Manticore, hoping to raise it as my own.  The mother nearly did us in, but we prevailed.

We grew older, brought in new friends, evolved as humans (slightly).  There are many lessons from those days, but this one bears remembering.

As my good friend Ted Huffman learned — when you are facing a door with a skull glyph on it, I don’t care how good a thief you are, there is a chance you’ll fail your saving throw and the whole party is screwed.

“He broke the glyph upon the door, he failed his save, a fucking four”

From the sixth grave of Van Judas, thief extraordinaire

Also dead that campaign: Englase, the Samurai  (me) and Shardik the wizard (Ed Smith).  The GM was Tony Howard.

Those were spectacular days — moments that shaped my view of the world.

Every story I write, every character I bring to life have a beginning in those raucous days of running from skeletons and cutting purses.  Life has always been a grand adventure and story will make it always so for me.

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Mar. 1st, 2014 @ 01:08 pm Writing in a (mostly) undisclosed location.

Originally published at J.A. Pitts. You can comment here or there.

StHelens_Hotel_20140301Synopsis for the new series is coming along swimmingly.  Can’t wait to get this off my plate and over to the agent extraordinaire so I can start drafting.

The publishing world continues to baffle me, so word on the next Sarah book is still pending, but my agent is working her magic.

The project I’m working on now is a brand new trilogy set in the near future with genetics and government conspiracy, bloggers, vampires, mutants and general mayhem and chaos.   Working title for the series is: The Breaking.  Book 1 is Revelation.  These will be longer than the Sarah books, but I hope just as enjoyable.

As things roll along, I’ll update information about this and any other thing of interest.

Be happy, read good books, share the love.

John

 

 

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Jan. 18th, 2014 @ 09:07 am Rare opportunity for writers

Originally published at J.A. Pitts. You can comment here or there.

My good friend Peter Orullian has arranged for an amazing writers workshop where I’ll be one of the authors teaching/supporting.

This is in conjunction with Pat Rothfuss and Worldbuilders, all in support of Heifer International

Check it out.  You know you want to spend the day with some awesome writers. :)

 

Go bid on this and do something nice for yourself while helping a great cause.

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