Ending the Year With A Bang

2016 isn’t the only thing winding up this week. This week officially marks the end of two other big events here at my secret headquarters on the Oregon Coast. Firstly, we are now in the final days of the NaNoWriMo Writing Tools bundle. If you’re a writer (or know a… Continue reading

Blogging Antithesis/Kabrakan, Day 296

More action-packed days here in the back of beyond! The last few days my attention has been divided between finding ways to get enough exercise amid sporadic (but severe) rainstorms and working to get back on track with my writing. And it’s working. I’m up a goodly amount in the… Continue reading

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 293

The long silence is long–and over! My last week, alas, got largely eaten up by the election. I have a bad habit of LOVING watching political turmoil unfold–as a student of history, geopolitics, and the philosophies of governance, the end of the election season basically tripped me for five days.… Continue reading

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 278

Quick update today, as it’s late and I’m utterly knackered. I recovered (finally!) from the Illness of Doom this afternoon and got myself unleashed on the podosphere again (got a whole new set of Every Day Novelist episodes up). Got this month’s Free Fiction up–please do go enjoy, it’s one… Continue reading

Free Fiction: Funeral Hats

A Lombard Alchemist Tale J. Daniel Sawyer IT WAS ALISTON HAYES’S considered opinion that there were very few occasions that the right hat could not improve. Hats added a sense of festiveness to any occasion, even if the occasion was solemn. Once in high school someone had explained to her… Continue reading

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 274

Back when I was writing Silent Victor, book 4 in my Clarke Lantham Mystery series (the stories all stand alone–feel free to pick up any one that looks interesting in order to sample them!) I discovered, in the middle of the novel, that there was a book missing in the… Continue reading

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 272

Well, I’ve been off the writing wagon for almost three weeks–the first with a cold that just won’t quit, the second  due to a really bitchin’ conference in between where I spoke on audio production and podcasting, and then a third week where I either relapsed or picked up some… Continue reading

Down in the Rainforest

This morning I took the pup out for a hike in the local rainforest, which is filled with mushrooms, mosses, cedars, marshes, and little items thine these berries here. About an hour into the walk, I got hit with a tickle in my sinuses, at which point I realized I… Continue reading

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 252

Another stormy day here. Lots of hard driving rain and wind. Far too stormy for a proper walk outside, at least so far. It takes a few weeks to acclimatize to the sudden season changes, though if this keeps up tomorrow I’m going to have to bundle up and take… Continue reading

What Is Zoroastrianism?

The Orinthal Deception cover

I’ll be the first to admit that the most far-flung bit of speculation I indulge in in The Kabrakan Ascendency (aka The Antithesis Progression)is the Persian Empire having Zoroastrianism as its state religion, rather than Islam. I had to imagine a pretty convoluted scenario (and a nuclear war) to pull… Continue reading