Changing History for Memories of Magic

Altering history is great fun, especially when real life events can easily be given magical explanations!

Guest Post: Every Hero Needs a Sidekick

Every Hero Needs a Sidekick: Mudarra and Yusuf from SEVEN NOBLE KNIGHTS by J. K. Knauss Writing a novel set more than one thousand years ago has many pleasures and challenges. The character I had the most trouble adapting to… Read More

A History of Irish Republicanism: Part One, The Real World

It’s release day for A Theft of Magic! The hero, Ronan McCarrick, is an Irish Republican, so I’m going to share a little about the real history of Irish Republicanism in the 19th century.

So You’ve Finished Your Novel. What Next?

This week on my blog I have special guest J.L. Gribble, author of Steel Victory and its brand new sequel, Steel Magic! J.L.’s going to talk about the revision process, something to keep in mind if you’re doing Camp NaNo this… Read More

Sex and Magic

To continue this week’s theme of romance and sex, I thought it was a good time to discuss how I bring the fantasy elements into my fantasy romance. Often in fantasy stories, the mages or supernaturally-inclined folk are… Read More

Research

A writer’s relationship to research is very personal. Some people try to avoid it at all costs. Some spend too much time falling down interesting rabbit holes. I’m on the rabbit-hole end of the spectrum, but I do… Read More