Friday 30 April 2010

Book 3 on Amazon!

Sorceress of Shadows is now available for order on - yay! 

I admit to being gripped by conflicting emotions when it comes to this book.  I love this book - I really do, but it was a bittersweet writing experience.  After spending three books in the same world and in the company of the same characters, it's a bit hard to let go.

When I received my copies of Princess of Light and held them in my hands for the first time, I was so nervous that something had gone wrong that I barely enjoyed the moment.  With Warrior of Darkness, I picked up the copies on my way out of town to a con, and I didn't even open the boxes until I arrived there.  When I handed them out to my family, I even forgot to sign my brother's copy.  He still goes on about that, actually.  (Okay, maybe if I'd sign it he'd stop, but that's just a guess.)

But I'm really looking forward to receiving my shipment of Sorceress of Shadows.  I mean, ya, the Ottawa book launch is in a week, so that makes it pressing, but I'm also looking forward to holding the final volume in my hands.  It's more real to me for some reason, maybe because the story is coming to a close.  Holding the final book for the first time might be an emotional moment.  Might not be - keeping an open mind.

Well, if they come the Friday of the book launch, it'll be an emotional moment filled with adrenaline and relieved cursing, and I really hope to avoid that. I drink too much caffeine to safely be accosted by such strong emotions!


Wednesday 21 April 2010

A Facebook Fairy Tale

Finally, some video of some storytelling, after years of empty promises!  This is an, um, updated? mashed? destroyed? version of the Russian fairy tale The Snow Maiden (Snegurochka).  I call it A Facebook Fairy Tale (in two parts!)


Monday 19 April 2010

Sorceress e-available!

Sorceress of Shadows, final book in the Heirs of a Broken Land series, is now available as an e-book in a variety of formats for the extremely reasonable price of 2.95 USD.   Check it out at  I love Smash Words.  They give you a preview of 20% of the book, so you can really get a feel before buying it.

Princess of Light and Warrior of Darkness aren't available on Smash Words yet, but my publisher is toiling away at adapting the books to the various formats, so it'll all be up soon.  Which is cool!

Next stop - the book will be posted on, and the book launch in Ottawa is May 7, 5 to 7 pm, at Maxwell's (340 Elgin Street).  I'm sure the printed copies will get here in plenty of time!  Surely...

Thursday 1 April 2010

New Website

I'm jazzed - the Heirs of a Broken Land trilogy now has its own website!  Thanks to the fine work of wicked webmistress Janet MacCormack, the trilogy has its very own web presence, which I'm planning on growing over the next few months and years!

Check it out at  Have fun clicking around, especially on the book jackets located at the top right-hand corner.  Trust me, it's cool!  Check out the multimedia section, too, for some fun extras.

If you'd like to request anything or submit something, please do so.  I'll have some great announcements on the trilogy soon, so keep an eye out on my blog and on my brand new site.

... there are exciting times ahead, folks.