2016 Baen Fantasy Award

I am excited to announce that my story, “The Lavender Paladin,” won the 2016 Baen Fantasy Award! “The Lavender Paladin” is a story about doing the right thing, even when the cost is high. Perhaps especially when the cost is high. Because that’s when it means the most. You can read the whole story on the Baen website. The story is a sort of prequel to the novel I am currently revising, taking place some ten years prior to the […]

HowTo: Write a Novel Synopsis

Contrary to popular belief, synopses are easy. Not fun, mind you, but easy. You already did most of the work when you wrote the novel. It’s the concept that’s overwhelming. (Boil your story down to a page or two? It feels like cutting the story’s heart out!) But in reality it’s a simple matter of taking it one managable chunk at a time. You know … chapters. But before you get started, here are a few things to keep in […]