Saturday, December 8, 2012

Bones Heal

My short story Bones Heal is now up at Swords and Sorcery and you can find it at As I've mentioned before, it's the first in what I hope to be an ongoing series of tales involving the two central characters - Varus, a Roman legionary displaced in both time and space, and Barcaradin, a sorceror without a soul.

It's been a while since I've written any 'pure' S&S, so it's nice to see this one out and about in the world, hopefully folk will like it.

In other news, The Man Who Loved a Gaunt will be appearing in the anthology Dark Bard, which should be available fairly soon.

Afer a reasonally lengthy lay-off, I've been writing quite a lot recently. Or rather, I've been finishing quite a lot of stories (folliowing Robert Heinlein's dictum of 'finish what you start') even going back to some tales that had been sitting half-done and getting them completed.

Doubtless, there'll be a few rejection letters in my immediate future, but hopefully a few acceptances as well.

It's good to be back in the saddle.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Some News

After a fairly thin year, in publishing terms, I finally have a couple of bits of good news to impart.

My short story “Bones Heal” will appear on-line in Swords and Sorcery Magazine, and another short - “The Man Who Loved a Gaunt – has been accepted for publication in an, as yet, untitled anthology from Indigo Mosaic.

“Bones Heal” is the first in what I hope will be an ongoing series – I've already started on the next tale, tentatively titled 'Kingdom of the Devil Trees' – a of sword and planet sequence, in the ERB tradition (I hope). 'The Man Who Loved A Gaunt' is a kind of off-cut from my Shining Cities series of stories, but set much farther into the Latter Days than the other stories.

It's nice to be back in the groove again.