I’ll say it again before time runs out: Hellforged is coming. Demonslayer was so much fun because I got to introduce you to Billy and his world as it slowly becomes infested with the demonic. Hellforged is such a trip for me because I reveal more of the Billyverse and unleash a bit of the world that has been overwhelming me for the last five years. Billy’s got power now, and he can out-run some pretty fast demons. But he’s not prepared for the real threats that are itching to bust into
I was recently asked a very interesting question by one of Billy’s fans: What is the difference between science and magic? Below is my attempt to answer that question to the best of my understanding. Also, Mia, you’re the best. Mia, I believe as we progress in scientific knowledge the difference between magical powers and scientific powers will become apparently smaller. I touch on the concept of ‘magical science’ in Billy Blacksmith. There is a certain method to producing the results we comm
I am absolutely thrilled to finally tell you about Billy Blacksmith: The Demonslayer.
Billy has been bouncing around my brain for the better part of 4 years. By September 2013 he was a big enough feature in my daily life that I created the Facebook page that was just published this week. (Though I didn’t know it, I was waiting for the incredible talent of Nathan McConnell to cross my path.)
Some time in late 2012 I walked into my kitchen in Houston and a thought punched me in
Writing a book is hard work, and not just by the author. An army of editors, senior editors, and supreme-overlord editors work tirelessly to bring your dream to print. But selling that book can take a veritable miracle. I’ve been talking with my author friends lately and I’ve gathered the five fool-proof book-selling methods that are guaranteed to give you the results you deserve. Write a book that is certain to please millions
The most basic way to attract an audience is to writ
I’ve seen a lot about Captain America over the last few days. Especially because Comic-book Captain has just been outed as a Hydra agent. The plot twist doesn’t surprise me. And he’s only a Hydra agent in the first issue. Let’s give it some time to shake out.
I love fantasy, super heroes, magic and mythical ass-kicking. My relationship with fantasy has always been escapist. As a kid, life was too loud and confusing for me to cope with it. I love fantasy because I get to experience pro
I’ll make this one brief. You’ve heard everything I have to say about Kingdom City:Revolt. I’m truly proud of it. And I can’t say enough about my editor Jess–Revolt would not be the book it is today without her. To celebrate my second novel ever, we’re giving stuff away.
Pretty cool stuff. Signed books: Resurrection + Revolt. Posters featuring the amazing artwork of Luke Spooner. A T-shirt (I’ll post a picture once I have one.) And a trip to Paris. Pretty cool stuff.
Kingdom City came out this week. It’s the best book I’ve ever written. It’s the hardest I’ve ever worked on anything. The resultant chorus of crickets is a testament to how freaking hard it is to break into this business. Nobody reads your books if you don’t already have a name. But you’ll never get a name if nobody reads your books. I’m not angry or indignant. It just bums me out.
Jim Butcher is my favorite author. But I only started reading him because someone I trusted told me I ha
This is the first of my “organic” blogs. I call them organic because I plan to keep coming back to them and updating them as appropriate-thus they’ll continue to grow.
This one is dedicated to the comics I draw on occasion.
Comic one is an experience I had when I was working on Revolt. The chapter where Michael and Travis get into a fight, specifically.
Probably the only writing person I know that didn’t participate in the cover reveal for Kingdom City ~ Revolt was myself. A small oversight, but I have to cut myself some slack because cutting myself some slack is one of my specialties. I should start putting it on my resume. So I’ve written my second book. Kingdom City ~ Revolt. It’s the sequel to Kingdom City ~ Resurrection. You may have read it. Maybe not. I won’t hold that against you, but I really recommend it. The process of
Reality in general is a major drag. I usually just shake my head and move on. But on occasion I see something so out of whack that I have to say something.
Windows 10 was recently released and the changes from Windows 7 are indicative of a disturbing and saddening trend. The philosophy behind technology seems to be moving away from providing the best products to customers. Instead, tech companies are holding functionality hostage to our privacy. We’re no longer consumers—we’re be