Category Archives: Blog

These entries are ramblings about my life that have no connection with particular Kingdoms of Evil updates.

April newsletter: Doing Good

So there we were, giving this stranger 200 leva. “What? Are you serious?”  He wasn’t being sarcastic. He really wanted to check that what he thought was happening was actually happening. His face scrunched up, trying not to cry. That … Continue reading

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February Newsletter: Congratulations, Your Nightmare Came True

(see posts like this a week earlier on my Patreon for $1 a month) Our little blue car emerged from the tunnel and hummed up Botevgradsko Boulevard. To our left: a mural of chains melting off someone’s forearms. The kids … Continue reading

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January Newsletter: Why????

This newsletter appeared first on my Patreon So there I was again, crying in my writing chair. Yeah, it’s going to be another one of those newsletters. Don’t worry, I come out of it okay. I won’t go too much … Continue reading

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Junction is on sale

Here’s something splendid: Junction (my specbio scifi mystery novel) is on sale from the 18th to the 23rd. Get the ebook version for just $0.99. (picture credit goes to Franz Anthony )

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December Newsletter: The River Toenail

Become my patron and get newsletters one week earlier. In my dream, I was peeling layers of the nail of my left pinkie toe. The nail had flared out from the small digit into a palm-shaped platter, which was worrying. … Continue reading

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November Newsletter: The Scarf

I fell through the door with a sense of desperation. There wasn’t anything particularly wrong back there in the building, just my office with my computer on the big table and my backpack and slightly uncomfortable chair. I had sat … Continue reading

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Building a Better Monster 1/4

This is part 1 of a speculative biology workshop I gave to Amber Royer’s Saturday Nite Write group. We had a great time with the first exercise: what would a mouse look like if it was the size of an … Continue reading

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October Newsletter: A Piece of My Mind

I rolled over angrily in bed.Enough of this! Enough of you, author-with-whom-I-disagree!I was going to give him a piece of my mind.I snatched for the cord of my light and pulled on it until it yielded the switch. Squinting, I … Continue reading

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The Sheep and the Horses

(This post first appeared on my Patreon.) I’m thinking about an epic fantasy story. It’ll have ghosts, but ALSO, I want to make a dialect continuum.  This is how a dialect continuum works: start out at, say, Lisbon, and travel … Continue reading

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Digeridoo the whippo

Digeridoo, the monument-building “whippomorph” who gives our heroes some problems to solve in the very first scene I wrote for Fellow Tetrapod. Digeridoo’s version of India never collided with Asia, and the muddy mangrove swamps of the north Indian coast … Continue reading

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