E-books Galore!

And now, the Glasswrights Series is available, in all your favorite e-book formats!  Each e-book contains the Author’s Definitive Edition, with some modification of the original text.  For a limited time, THE GLASSWRIGHTS’ APPRENTICE is available at a discounted price of $0.99; all other books are $2.99.   Read them!  Write about them!  Go tell your friends! And because one post can never have...

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E-Glasswrights

Before there were genies, before there were witches, there were glasswrights… My first published novels were the Glasswrights Series, traditional fantasy novels that tell the story of Rani Trader.  As an apprentice in the prestigious glasswrights’ guild, Rani witnesses a murder.  When she’s accused of being the killer, she must pass through each of her city’s strict castes, endeavoring to clear her name – and to...

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Spiders and Carrots

First, spiders:  Some of you may recall my traditional fantasy books, The Glasswrights Series, which featured poisonous spiders, the octolaris, raised for their silk.  I cannot *tell* you how excited I was to see their handiwork in the popular press, and all across my LiveJournal: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/spider-silk/ (Link goes to article about *incredible* garment woven of bright golden spider silk.  It also...

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Book Sale

It’s August!  Last chance for summer reading, before the school year and budget time and all those other end-of-year “distractions” kick in….  To celebrate, I’m having a Book Sale.  Here’s the deal:  I’m selling multiple copies of The Glasswrights’ ProgressThe Glasswrights’ JourneymanThe Glasswrights’ TestThe Glasswrights’ MasterSeason of Sacrifice Each title...

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First Lines

Elsewhere in the blogosphere, some authors have been talking about first lines of their novels.  The conversation encouraged me to take a look at my own.  I never thought about first lines, with any of my traditional fantasy novels.  I started the books where they needed to start, and then I pushed them out into the world to lead their happy little lives.  (OK, given how cruel I am to some of my characters, their rotten,...

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