Good Morning, Tacoma! Ready for a Riddle?

It’s been a bit drizzly and gray outside. Perfect weather for curling up by the fire with a book, as all bookish people know.  But all bookish people also know that they should  make themselves go outside for a bit, just for the cloud-filtered Read more…

Pssst! Tacoma? Are you still awake?

Yeah, me too.  Hey, did you do Monkeyshines this year?  You know, that cool thing where anonymous people hide all sorts of little glass treasures everywhere, and people get up at dawn to search for them. I hope you did. I didn’t.  Overslept.  That’s Read more…

Tacoma, are you up for this?

So. It’s raining more, or again, or still.  The wind has knocked out my landline phone.  Life is a bit chill and drab and wet. So.  Let’s think of something fun to do. If you live in or near Tacoma and are a bookish Read more…

Deserves a large image!

                                                      This art is by Daniela Di Matteo, for the  cover of the  third volume of Soleil’s graphic Read more…

What Did You Miss?

  A very common question from readers is, “In what order should I read the your series?” I always reply that I wrote them in chronological order, not just according to my years, but also according to the history of the Realm of the Read more…

Another Year Begins

Happy New Year! Here we are on what is the first work day of the new year for many of us.  I hope you made a smooth transition back to the harness. As a self-employed person, I work every day of the 365 in Read more…

Happy First Day of Christmas!

Yes, that is exactly right!  There are twelve days of Christmas and the 25th of December is only the first one.  So I wish all of you a very merry Christmas indeed as we enter into this wonderful season!  I do hope your true Read more…

Off to Guadalajara tomorrow

So, off we fly!  Office Kat and I will be waiting for the shuttle in the cold and frost at 5 AM!  By 5 PM, we will be in Guadalajara, shedding our layers of warm clothes and ready for our work day to begin! Read more…

Fool’s Assassin wins Hebben Award for best translation

The Hebben Award is voted on by Dutch readers and includes many categories. This year I feel very honored that the Dutch translation of Fool’s Assassin, created by Ruud Bal, has won the Hebben for best translation. I have a number of amazing translators Read more…

Hola a todos!

Yes, that is me, tottering into attempts at Spanish!  I expect it will be fully as awful as my attempts at French, but the world will know I have tried to break my monolingual bonds! And why Spanish?  Because at the end of this Read more…