Author’s Note

This is a reading from the author’s note in Short Changed. It’s basically about how my personal values help shape my stories, and how I try to reconcile writing an increasingly wider view of the world from one relatively narrow vantage. It wasn’t instigated by any complaints or anything, just me wanting to state my intentions in advance so there’s hopefully never any confusion about what angle I’m coming from. I think communication is the key to any good relationship. And if you don’t think reading a long series is a kind of relationship, you and I aren’t going to agree on much of anything.

This isn’t a perfect philosophy, obviously, but it’s the ground on which I intend to build stronger foundations as I learn. I write silly monster stories, sure, but I also want them to mean something more to the people who want to find that. So no matter why you’re here, I want you to know that my intention is to always be doing good. And always doing better. That’s it. Thanks for listening.

Book 4 is DONE! And why am I on HBO?

This is all true stuff that’s happening in my life right now, and it’s pretty strange. But I promise it will all make sense once I explain it. Or, as much sense as anything makes anymore. Let’s keep the expectations reasonable here.

Short Changed Released!

It’s a holiday miracle!

So far it looks like I didn’t mess anything up too badly, and Short Changed is now out in all formats!*

e-book

print

audiobook

I hope you like this one, because this project was directly from me to you. You, who are interested enough in this series to be reading this post in the first place. This collection is totally for fans of the books, to give you more of what you already (hopefully) love, and expand on all of it to make the world that much brighter and broader. So enjoy. And I always read every review I can get my hands on, so let me know what you think! (In the meantime, I will be quietly rocking in the corner, drowning my nerves and self-doubt in Fruity Pebbles.)

*Interpretive dance by appointment only.

Collection Release Date and Cover Reveal!

I finally, FINALLY have something new for you!

This story collection turned into a way bigger project than I expected, but hopefully that means you’ll love it that much more. Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Ebook Preorder link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09MR51YWC

A weird, late update

I can always tell it’s been too long since my last update when the wordpress dashboard has changed entirely since I last logged on. Ooof. I barely know how to use this contraption anymore.

Anyway, here’s an update on why it’s taking me SO FREAKING LONG to get this book done:

2021 update!

Oof.

I sort of forgot to do an update for a while. Like…a long while. Sorry about that. I’m going to chalk that up to 2020 and promise to do better. Thanks for hanging in there with me!

October Update

(UPDATE 6/13/22: Sorry, I don’t think I can do this anymore for the foreseeable future. I loved the idea, but I only sold a handful of books this way. And after the costs of ordering the books and then shipping them out, I didn’t actually make any money. Which is my fault really. Well, it’s unchecked capitalism’s fault…but also mine for being naïve enough to think I could charge a “fair” price to cool people and actually have us all come out on top. Alas, here we are. In the meantime, I’ll work on better ways to do this without totally price gouging you. Maybe a bunch of indie bookstores will magically decide they want me to come do a signing tour! Or, more realistically, I’ll probably look into bookplates I can sign and send out at cost. Thanks for being interested!)

Happy October!

This one took me a little longer to film because I got pretty caught up in the writing part of the job. But better late than never!

The big news is that I have a shop now, where you can order signed copies of the first three books. I’m only shipping to the continental U.S. by default (though if you’re international, feel free to hit me up and we’ll work something out.)

Thanks for sticking around, and I hope you have a happy Halloween!

Now in HD! Sorry.

Oh boy, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. Sorry about that. So I figured I should do something big to get back into the game. But rather than force you to sit down and read an extended blog post about all my updates, I’m trying something new.

This is the first of what will hopefully be many videos from me. And if everyone likes it, I’ll probably keep it as my primary form of communication. This one is a bit long to cover introductions and five months worth of chaos…but normally I’ll keep them shorter. Thanks for sticking around, and let me know what you think!

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