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A miscellany of random thoughts, geekery, reviews and other mysterious stuff careening around my addled brain.

Grappling with the Past to Move into the Future

When I set out to write Ace Grant, I wanted to create a wholly American mythology. It needed to reflect our history, not simply write another Western European transplant of faye courts and vikings. Magic existed here long before those cultures arrived. Our story then is one of a fusion of cultures amid a migration full of triumph and tragedy.

Complex, sure. But I knew one thing. The protagonists? They didn’t look like me…

Giving Thanks in Isolation

I’m not an alarmist. And I don’t seek my answers from political pundits in matters of health and safety. I have my own biases, certainly. But when it comes to critically evaluating information, I seek the truth.

The truth is, I can’t go home….

Safe and Familiar isn’t an Option

In less than one week, the world will end. Off in the backcountry and hidden along forest roads, even I can’t shake the building tension. A defeatist atmosphere prevails over the formerly United States of America. The election countdown has become a doomsday clock. As that count winds down, half of the country expects the worst…