Writing in a time of severe social, economic, and psychological dislocation (the COVID-19 pandemic), I relished “The Wee Free Men,” the initial book of four, whose plucky main character, Tiffany Aching, experiences a more surreal existence than she ever imagined. … Continue reading Terry Pratchett’s Coup de Coeur
The Dilemma: should I pick up the paperback of Rutherford’s The Forest that I started a a while ago? I’d placed the bookmark at the end of a chapter and put the book down just as the narrative was plunging me into … Continue reading Escape From Planet Earth?
For those who would like more information about beta readers, here are some references and a Wikipedia definition of the role: Continue reading You Asked about Beta Readers?
Hail to the Betas If you’ve been following my posts, maybe you’ve read all 20 chapters of A New ZooCatron, a novella in progress I serialized on this site. It’s about cats from far out in the cosmos who … Continue reading Hail to the Betas
The fate of a secondary character in my first Dragonwolder novel interested me so much that I made him a key character in the second work, Where Dragons Follow. I had to find out how his near-death experience in book … Continue reading A Boy Lost in Time
Although I am still editing and preparing for publication (soon, soon, I hope, on kdp) A New ZooCatron, my latest cats-from-outer-space novella, the time has come for serious work on my final Dragonwolder/Malevir novel. In the upcoming months, I will be fleshing … Continue reading A New Work-in-Progress
I write more than fantasy fiction. Look for my short stories online: in After Hours (print), bewilderingstories.com, http://www.horrorseek.com/home/horror/darkfire/ficarch.html, http://www.fictitiousthejournal.org/, the Weird Reader, and the Fall Fantasy Anthology out of Cloaked Press in Autumn, 2017. Continue reading More than Dragons
Fantasy novels traditionally depict their giants as gross, dimwitted, and often malevolent creatures. My Dragonwolder giants behave quite differently. They have a mission. Here to explain is the rock giant, Enderfon, featured in Where Dragons Follow: Return of the Malevir. ENDERFON: I … Continue reading A Rock Giant Speaks Out
[from https://theprotagonistspeaks.com Assaph Mehr’s site enabling this interview of Sweetnettle, one of my characters from the Dragonwolder series, Malevir: Dragons Return and Where Dragons Follow] Character Interview Questions Tell us a little about where you grew up. What was it … Continue reading Interview with a Sprite
NARR: Today, we’re chatting with a prominent dragon whose amazing story will be featured in Susan Bass Marcus’ final book of the Malevir trilogy, coming out in 2020. Hello, eminent sir dragon. Please tell our guests about yourself. DRAAKO: … Continue reading Interview with a Dragon