If you're mostly interested in hearing when my next book comes out, consider subscribing to my newsletter. Your email address will be used only to let you know when I have a new release out.


If you'd like to hear what else I'm up to in the meantime, subscribe to the RSS feed.

This round of updates was brought to you by the letter K on August 31st, 2012.

The latest on the publishing roadmap

Heart of the Dragon's Realm available for pre-order...

You can now pre-order Heart of the Dragon's Realm from the Amazon or Barnes and Noble websites, if you'd like to have the book automatically delivered to your ereader on the release date (October 29th).

...and also to be released as an audio book

I've also learned that there will be an audio version available on, probably around the same time as the ebook.

Current writing projects

"Sigil-beasts" gamebook

Still working on wrapping up this gamebook. (I got distracted by "researching" other gamebooks.) If all goes well, it'll be available on September 14th from the Windhammer Prize website.

Recent reading

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

This book probably doesn't need my recommendation, given the attention it's already gained. It's the story of Patroclus, Achilles's beloved, a character I never cared about, but whom I fell into within these pages. Its narrator's tone — reverent, aching — may not be for everyone, but I was made breathless by how fiercely they felt for each other. The siege of Troy came almost as an unwanted interruption. Miller made the song of Achilles into a surprisingly poignant love song.

Miscellaneous updates


I drew flowcharts of my gamebook by hand, but this got messy, even when I used pencil. Arrow lines wandered everywhere, eraser flakes flew, and miniscule nodes with illegible labels got inserted in the middle. GraphViz came to the rescue. It uses the DOT language, so I'd recommend it only to someone who's willing to forego a GUI, but if that's you, it's a godsend.

about | news | books | free reads | forthcoming | contact | mobile-friendly site