Finn McSpool Predicts the Future

When Finn McSpool and I visited Pittock Mansion to see the Christmas displays a couple weeks ago, one of the rooms had an eerie Fortune Teller theme...made even eerier by a certain monster floating into the shot. Inspired by these mysteries of prognostication, Finn has shuffled the tarot deck, tossed the rune sticks, pulled out … Continue reading Finn McSpool Predicts the Future

Uh-oh, Here Comes Another Prophecy in Chapters 10 & 11 of Domna

So, next week there's this little glitch in the system called "Christmas" - you may have heard of it. Since several years of blogging has shown me that blog posts get mostly ignored during the holidays, I'll be taking next Wednesday off and won't be posting a chapter from my upcoming historical fantasy novel, Domna, … Continue reading Uh-oh, Here Comes Another Prophecy in Chapters 10 & 11 of Domna

Finn Asks, How Many Books Are Enough?

A question that's plagued mathematicians and book lovers for centuries is, "How many books are enough?" As you can see below, Finn McSpool has recently dedicated himself to tackling the calculations necessary to compute the answer we've all been waiting for. The answer that could revolutionize literary equation theory for years to come. -Um, Finn, that … Continue reading Finn Asks, How Many Books Are Enough?

Delving Deep & Setting Up Plot Twists in Chapter 9 of Domna

We've got a long chapter coming up this week, so just a quick intro and then I'll set you loose on this bit of the story in which Sofia slowly learns to not despise (not completely, anyway) her future husband and we delve into some of the politics that are going to heavily influence the … Continue reading Delving Deep & Setting Up Plot Twists in Chapter 9 of Domna

Think It Can’t Get Worse? Chapter 8 of Domna

So, I hit Sofia pretty hard in the gut (and heart) in last week's installment of Domna, Part One: The Sun God's Daughter. And let's just say, I don't go much easier on her this week as she puts up with the cold shoulder from her father, deals with the departure of her true love, … Continue reading Think It Can’t Get Worse? Chapter 8 of Domna