I’m very pleased to officially announce the publication of the second edition of my academic book, The Problem in the Middle: Liminal Space and the Court Masque, by Clemson University Press. Over ten years ago, Clemson UP under the direction of Wayne Chapman published the first edition of this book, which examines the rich history […]
Hi all, Happy New Year to all! 2017 was eventful for everyone, and I was no exception–and I hope to give more details about what it all came down to soon. In the meantime, my website is soon going to be undergoing a fairly significant overhaul, which is exciting–stay tuned here and on Twitter for […]
It’s that time of year when nominations for the 2017 Hugo Awards are being accepted…and so, as many of my author friends are doing, I wanted to post this update on my eligible works. 2016 was a busy year for me, and if you enjoyed any of the work I did and are eligible to […]
(This following post originally appeared on Ragnarok Publications’ website, and it occurred to me that it was perfect for the #HoldOnToTheLight campaign; with Ragnarok’s permission, I have crossposted it here. For more details about this campaign, please see the information below the post–and thanks!) Dear Greg (in 1986), So you’ve just turned fourteen, and you’ve […]
Hi all, I’m very pleased to announce that my novel Grayshade, the first in The Gray Assassin Trilogy in The Ed Greenwood Group‘s Stormtalons line, is now available for preorder in gorgeous, collector’s edition hardcover! The first 250 preorders will get entered in drawings and generally be pretty awesome people 🙂 , so please consider […]
This was a panel from my first go-round at Dragoncon, and it was a really fun one–both because the Tolkien track at Dragoncon really sets things up well, and because the turnout at these things is insanely crazy. I got the chance to focus on redemption in LOTR and Star Wars, and it was a fascinating experience to delve into the aspects of work which (though I love Star Wars) I hadn’t analyzed in detail before. In the end, Tolkien and Lucas were much more similar in various aspects of their stories than I had expected them to be.
I’ve done a few of these sorts of talks over the last couple of years, corresponding to my own (I hope) increasing presence in the genre and my branching out into other fields of endeavor (such as streaming on TwitchTV. Here Kris Siuda (lead developer for the Icarus video game) and I talk about combining fan bases and building an online presence, and using your specific promotional strengths (short version: not just Facebook posts) to improve your work’s visibility. We had a great turnout for this talk, and I really enjoyed the response we got (and Wizard World runs a tight ship, too).
This panel was a bit of a surprise for me, as Cathy Hird, Gail Martin, Peter Prellwitz, and I looked at portals, doors, links between worlds, and spaces–which meant I got to talk a lot about liminal space, a topic near and dear to the academic part of my heart, something I hadn’t expected to be able to do. In general this was a really thought-provoking panel, the sort of conversation I love to be a part of at conventions like this.
Hi all, It’s been a while since I’ve been able to update the blog here–but I haven’t been idle. I’ll have more to say about this soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to say that my graphic novel Icarus will be released within the next two weeks from Silence in the Library Publishing–needless to […]
This is one of several “first conventions” for me this year, and it’s a big one–Dragoncon has been around for a number of years, and has become one of the biggest fantasy and science fiction conventions on the East Coast. Besides the costumes and celebrities, it’s also got quite the author/literature track, and I’m happy […]