The Writing Life

The History Behind Path of Angels

Path of Angels has it’s roots in history. For the past 2000 years there have been emperors, kings, queens, dictators, religious leaders and government regimes who have tried to stamp out Catholicism by force. When doing research for my trilogy, I didn’t get too hung up on specific people, places or dates. I was looking
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I occasionally like to play around with video to give me a break from all of the other things that I do. Plus, it’s kinda fun. The music is by Gregorian. I listened to A LOT of Gregorian chant while I was writing Path of Angels. I hope you like the video.

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And So It Begins

The project that I’m working on with three time Dragon Award Finalist, Declan Finn, has begun. The working title of Dark Court has been scrapped. I never liked that title anyway. The new title is The Ri: Changlings It’s the beginning, I hope, of a YA Irish urban fantasy series set in New York City.
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Dragon Award Finalists

This week the finalists and ballot were released for the Dragon Awards which will be awarded at Dragon Con at the end of this month. I am not on the list. Not surprising since I didn’t put any effort into rounding up fans to nominate it. I have other projects down the road that I
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One Page Podcast: Escaping Infinity by Richard Paollinelli

  Thousands have checked into the Infinity Hotel over the years. None of them have ever checked out. Peter Childress and Charlie Womack are successful engineers on their way to Phoenix for an important presentation. But one of Charlie’s infamous “shortcuts” has gotten them good and lost once again. As night falls, the pair stumble
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Who Doesn't Love A Good "Bump In The Night" Book?

The Bump in the Night Thriller Bundle, curated by award-winning author Kevin J. Anderson: If you’re ready for summer thrills and chills (ones that don’t even require air conditioning), check out these sixteen suspenseful, fun, and entertaining reads. The bundle books include urban fantasy reads with some of the strangest detectives you’ve ever met. Dan
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Critiques And Reviews

I’ve been oh so busy trying to finish up a number of projects. Of course, all I want to do is sleep for a week, I’m so tired. That isn’t going to happen anytime soon though. Along with writing there is the necessity of critiques and reviews. I always get a kick out of critiques,
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Another Week, A Ton More New Projects

Last week was…interesting. Just when I think I’m getting through my to-do list, I add more stuff to it. A project that I had kind of forgotten about was cancelled due to issues over the cover. Then it was uncancelled when another publisher picked up the idea. I’ll be doing the cover for the new
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Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about marketing. Nick Cole has a new course on book marketing he’s pimping and Russell Newquist of Silver Empire Press and Brian Niemeier, have gone back and forth talking marketing. You can find their posts here and here and here. I find it all fascinating since I finally
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Where Did All This Work Come From?

So, there are less than sixty days until I leave for Dragon Con. Which means I have less than sixty days to get a ton of stuff done. Ugh. I am considering taking some time off from everything, except my day job. You can stop laughing now. It’s not that funny. I really am not
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