However you found your way here, reader, my thanks for stopping by. I've created this post to introduce myself and my published work, much of which is free here with my compliments. In addition, I'll be linking here to more fiction in the near future - new tales, sections of the Ryel Saga continuation, and bits from other works in progress. Other posts relate to past travels, like the three-part Visions of the Mystic East and others describing Europe and Japan, embellished with lots of my photos. Please feel free to browse those and my other reflections on the writing life.
My well-received epic fantasy THE RYEL SAGA is now available in its entirety on this blog. The first chapter is here, and the other twenty-six can be accessed via the Archive at the left of the screen, or with the link at the bottom of each chapter page.
Yan Qi, a short passage involving two favorite characters in an ancient China-inspired realm, can be found here.
The Kind Gods - Did the old gods really die? A warrior seeks answers at the grave of his greatest enemy. Published in Bewildering Stories.
Everafter Acres - Happily ever after isn't always perfect, but dark knights can be illuminating. Published in Luna Station Quarterly.
Last Laughter - A cautionary tale about a wicked court jester and his comeuppance. Published in Silver Blade Fantasy Quarterly.
Regenerated - Cela always hoped she'd see Jorgen again, but was this really Jorgen? Published in Quantum Muse.
The Heart's Desire - A government scryer's life is a prison until she discovers the ultimate secret language.
My current publications, available at most online outlets:
Wysard and Lord Brother, Parts One and Two of the Ryel Saga duology, acclaimed epic fantasy
The Ryel Saga: A Tale of Love and Magic, combining the duology in a single volume
Queen of Time, contemporary magic realism that takes the Faust legend in new directions
At the Core of the Happy Apple: A Mystery Solved, an essay on the inner workings of the popular 1970s Fisher Price wobble toy
PenTangle: Five Pointed Fables, a collection of short stories previously published in ezines
(Photo: Pond flowers, taken by the author one lucky afternoon.)