New release: “The Heretic” in Trouble in the Wind

Today is the day! The most awesome collection of alt-history ground warfare stories called Trouble in the Wind is out from Chris Kennedy Publishing. I’m honored to share space with such a great group of writers. Here is an excerpt from my alt-history story about Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, one of theContinue reading “New release: “The Heretic” in Trouble in the Wind”

The Arthur Myth-When it works and when it doesn’t

I blame my new fascination with German musical theatre for re-kindling my interest in the Arthur-Guinevere-Lancelot love triangle, and as with all things that resonate with me, I binge on it and you, dear reader, get to hear about it. On the upside, it’s not been a full binge (like going back to re-read theContinue reading “The Arthur Myth-When it works and when it doesn’t”

What does a character know, and when does she know it?

I recently attended the LTUE Symposium in Provo, and one of my favorite panels was the one on getting your firearms right. Now, you may not be a gun nut, and you may not care, but I can practically guarantee that just about every author who’s written about guns has gotten some–ahem!–feedback on what theyContinue reading “What does a character know, and when does she know it?”