Come Away: Some thoughts upon FROM UNSEEN FIRE’s release

Now it's my turn, to tempt you off the path and into the wilds, to duck beneath the hanging branches, to slip between the hedges, to beckon you along with me, to some unknown adventure.

Which elemental magic would you wield?

Here's your chance to find out what sort of mage you could be in the world of Aven!

February/March Patreon Review

Mages of Aven Series, #1-9: A new microfiction project! Every week, patrons at the Senators+ ($3 and up) levels will get a new 100-word story set in the world of the Aven Cycle. Each will feature one of Aven's mages across the full spectrum of society: patricians and plebs, from high priests and tribunes to … Continue reading February/March Patreon Review

Change is the constant

The phoenix, after all, has to reduce herself entirely to ash before she can blaze again.

Signed ARC Giveaway!

It's the Ides of March! Some of y'all may know that I have a bizarre affection for this day. While working at the ASC, I blogged about it almost every year. This year, though, I thought I would commemorate the occasion by hosting a giveaway for my own tale of cutthroat politics in the classical world! … Continue reading Signed ARC Giveaway!

Pro Feminae

This is the world that Latona of the Vitelliae finds herself chafing against. Aven adds the component of magic, and Latona is incredibly gifted. She's never been allowed to discover just how talented she is, though.

The Mages of Aven: An Ongoing Series

So remember back when I made a list of all 300+ mages in Aven but managed to refrain from naming them all? Yeah, well, that's over. Not all at once, though! I'm launching a new series on Patreon. 100 words at a time, I'm going to explore those mages. I've always loved the drabble format, … Continue reading The Mages of Aven: An Ongoing Series

Proposing: Werewolf Day

Io Lupercalia! For those who don't know, the Lupercalia was an ancient Roman festival of fertility and purification. It was, itself, something of a hybrid holiday, mixing together early-spring fertility rites, the Februa cleansing-of-houses-and-souls, and the founding tale of Rome, honoring the she-wolf who, according to legend, suckled and sheltered the abandoned infants Romulus and … Continue reading Proposing: Werewolf Day

Adventures in Bullet Journaling

So I've decided to start bullet journaling, for reasons that are still not clear even to me. They're so pretty on Instagram, and perhaps it's an endeavor wherein I'm trying to feel far more put-together than I really am. I'm liking it quite a bit, though, and certainly enough to keep up the experiment for … Continue reading Adventures in Bullet Journaling

January Patreon Review

I'm currently $172 from my next goal. If I make it there before From Unseen Fire releases in April, I will do a random drawing and giveaway a signed Advanced Reading Copy to one of my wonderful supporters!