It is now time to think seriously about buy Christmas presents for all the leech-like parasites people we love. If you're here, then many of you probably have readers, or film lovers, or sci-fi enthusiasts on your list. With that in mind, I've got a few recommendations for you to consider. First of all, and … Continue reading Black Friday / Cyber Monday Recommendations
My freshly-edited edition of A Gentleman Instructed in the Conduct of a Virtuous and Happy Life, by William Darrell S.J., is now available on Amazon! And just in time for the Christmas shopping season. "For what can even fancy paint more charming and more glorious than grandees neither abject in adversity nor insolent in prosperity; … Continue reading ‘A Gentleman Instructed’ Now Available!
Very excited to finally announce my next publication: a very different kind of project than any I've done before, and one that I've been working on again and off again for a year or more (I once thought it would be ready in April, which is either a testament to hope or an indictment of … Continue reading Coming Soon: ‘A Gentleman Instructed’
The irreplaceable Caroline Furlong has provided a flattering review for Perseus Corbett and the Forbidden Valley! Go check it out at her blog, then consider picking up the book either for yourself or as a handy Christmas present for any adventure fans in your life. Also, while you're there, consider picking up her excellent sci-fi … Continue reading Perseus Corbett Review!
Anyone whose been following her blog or catching her entries in different anthologies over recent years will have been wondering when Caroline Furlong was going to favor us with a book of her own. At last she has obliged with this rich little collection of imaginative, emotionally taught short stories. (Full disclosure, I served as … Continue reading Review: ‘The Guardian Cycle, Vol. 1: In Dreams and Other Stories’
That was faster than I expected: after receiving the proof-copy yesterday and making some last-minute corrections, the paperback version of Perseus Corbett and the Forbidden Valley is now live on Amazon! Let that be a lesson: always get a proof copy.
1. Most important news of course is that Perseus Corbett and the Forbidden Valley is up at last! 2. When you buy the book (as I must assume you will, being readers fond of adventure and romance in darkest jungles full of ancient secrets), you’ll find that I include epigraphs in ever chapter and one … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: Mostly About ‘Forbidden Valley’
It all started with a kiss… When Perseus Corbett shared his first kiss with young Elizabeth Alban, daughter of Lord Darrow, he vowed that, impossible though it seemed, he would someday become rich enough to marry her. But after many years, a World War, and a hundred adventures chasing treasure in every corner of globe, … Continue reading ‘Perseus Corbett and the Forbidden Valley’ is Now Live!
I just received word from Amazon that they consider some aspect of The Wisdom of Walt Disney in violation of their trademark content policy. So, while I'm trying to find out just what and how I can correct it, the book will be temporarily unavailable in paperback. Sorry everyone. UPDATE: The strike's been withdrawn and … Continue reading Walt Disney Content Strike
1. Visiting relatives in Maine all this week 2. On the way up, listened to a biography of Jules Verne. It was certainly interesting to get a look into the life of such an important author, though the biographer is rather annoyingly intrusive; his thesis is that Verne is one of the great authors of … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: Verne, History, and Broomsticks