A reminder: Goodreads giveaway for advance copies of WHERE OBLIVION LIVES

Just a reminder, in case you missed the first blitz of tweets, my publisher is hosting a Goodreads giveaway from December 3, 2018 - January 1, 2019 for copies of Where Oblivion Lives. This giveaway is U.S. only.

For those of you who don’t know: I’m very excited about this novel. It’s a mixture of all the things I love: a 1930s noir vibe, a Gothic haunted house, and historical fantasy all swirled together.


I also love writing about Diago and Miquel, because they have something I crave in my fiction: an emotionally healthy relationship. All people are broken to some extent. It’s how we prop one another up during those bad times that makes us healthy. And I wanted to write something that I’ve seen other authors do successfully: that couples can be tender and loving with one another without robbing the story of tension.

If you want to read about some of the historical background for Where Oblivion Lives, you can check out the Fieldnotes category in the sidebar. I’ve written several articles about the historical settings in Where Oblivion Lives and will be adding to that category periodically as I move through the next two books.

I’ve been working on the blog and fixing a lot of the categories so that things will be easier to find. I’m also hard at work on the next novel in the Los Nefilim series, Carved from Stone and Dream.

I’ll be around.

Watch for me …

Worldwide Miserere giveaway ...

NOTE: This contest is offically over. Please see Miserere giveaway--the winners!

Okay, people, here is the deal:

I was cleaning the house--yes, yes, I know, the end is truly here--and I noticed that I still had a box that contained several copies of my debut novel Miserere.

Hmmm, said my brain.

My brain says that sometimes over mundane things.

What can I do with this box of books?

Frankly, I'm getting old, and it's becoming more difficult to keep moving that box of books around, and the holidays are here, and I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy ...

Okay, I'm NOT feeling warm and fuzzy, but all the rest is true.

So I'm giving away some books.

To be clear: these are autographed, first print runs of my debut novel Miserere: An Autumn Tale. I will sign the book to you or to the individual of your choice in case you want to give one away as a gift. If you want no name in it so you can pimp it on Ebay, that's cool too.

I'm flexible like that.

In order to enter the contest to win one of THREE SIGNED COPIES OF MISERERE -- leave a comment and tell me how you found out about this contest. One entry per person. I'm serious about that.

The contest will run from Monday, December 3, 2012 -- Monday, December 10, 2012.

If you have difficulty leaving a comment, FOR ANY REASON, just click Contact Me and shoot me an email. Same rules apply. Tell me where you found out about this contest.

I will enter everyone into my magic Excel spreadsheet and will charge the sacred Random Number Finder to pick three winners.


What are you waiting for?


I'm giving away books & a salute to book bloggers

Miserere is almost one year old!

I am really grateful for the awesome reviews Miserere has received from book bloggers all over the Internet. I'm also extremely grateful for all the help from other authors and bloggers in getting the word out about Miserere.

I'm celebrating the anniversary of Miserere's debut with a Goodreads Giveaway! Three autographed copies of Miserere are up for grabs for the UK, US, Canada, and Australia. You can go drop your name in the hat by clicking here.

Stay tuned for more interesting stuff that will be happening through the month of June. [Just trust me. I'm making this up as I go along.]

That is the giveaway part. Now to the salute:

I talked with other authors on Twitter one day, and we all felt that we should stay off of book review blogs. However, as someone who has written (and still writes) book reviews, I know how much time and effort goes into writing a review. I also know very few of you are getting paid for your time. Most of you write your reviews out of love for the genre.

I want to thank you for your time, your beautiful blogs, your wit, and your knowledge. Whether you've reviewed Miserere or not isn't what this is about. I've seen the amount of work that you people put into your blogs, the special series that you run to educate and entertain, and your love of genre fiction.

Thank you for providing such a valuable service to the readers.