Some Demented Guy Keeps Posting My Life Story

Hey. Spencer here. I've been online ever since I could remember. Hell, Mom posted sonogram photos on Facebook before Dad made her take them down. Down from her fake account about our fake life. Like he was worried somebody would notice a resemblance between fetus me and his masked, muscled self. Then I was born. … Continue reading Some Demented Guy Keeps Posting My Life Story

Quick Writing Update – Crimson Son Series

It took an epic deluge (Minnesota is more rainy and humid than I'd imagined), the sequestering of my son in his ivory tower, and sending my wife to the other side of the country to get the chance to do the one thing I've been meaning to do for weeks - sit down and write. … Continue reading Quick Writing Update – Crimson Son Series

Giving Superhero a Whole New Meaning?

This bright, quirky fantasy, gives "superhero" a whole new meaning... The world Russ creates is so real, so believable, that you're left wanting more of this character driven, action packed book. - One of my first reviews of Crimson Son, a 5 star review from the Author Visits. Now that the Crimson Son Universe has … Continue reading Giving Superhero a Whole New Meaning?

Chat With Russ Linton This Weekend – Plus Superhero Stories!

Want to talk fantasy with me? This weekend myself and twenty other fantasy authors will be taking over Kevin Potter's Facebook Page. We've formed a fellowship of sorts. Originally, there were nineteen of us with works forged by elven smiths. Naturally, a twentieth (ahem) had to come along and try to take over. I'm going to have to … Continue reading Chat With Russ Linton This Weekend – Plus Superhero Stories!

Fiction in a Post-Truth World

We're trapped, living our own fictions. We've ensconced ourselves in little cloistered worlds which confirm only what we want to believe. Used to be that only happened in church and then you left that sacred space and had to confront the real world, returning weekly to reaffirm faith. Now, it's a full time preoccupation.

When Moving, eBooks are the BEST Books…

If you're like me, you always need more books. In fact, I'm working on two more right now: Crimson Son 2 and Wake of Alshasra'a, the third book in the Stormblade Saga. And if you're like me (and the rest of the world), life often decides to toss in a surprise or two. We always had … Continue reading When Moving, eBooks are the BEST Books…

My Subversive Un-Release

One thing I've been consistent about but never really acknowledged is that my writing nearly always has a subversive quality. Ambitious zombies that unwittingly end their own apocalypse. Ancient nosferatu who find themselves buying body glitter so they can "fit in." Serial killers trumped by the very victims they stalk. Superheroes who aren't really heroes at all. Fantasy books which feature characters a touch closer to the realms of science fiction and themes of realism dirtying their idealistic landscapes.

Adventurous Readers Wanted

Okay...okay...I've finally come up for some air. And HOLEEE CRAP is this place a mess. Dust. Enough post-its to encircle the earth, and a whiteboard that looks like somebody tossed a loaded scrabble board at a spider's web. Of course I'm only up for a moment (yes, I'm aware they have pills for that) and then … Continue reading Adventurous Readers Wanted

Behind the Black Wall – Guest Post with Laura Maisano

Thanks to everyone for their wonderful response and participation in the Immerse or Die Bundle Giveaway. The lucky winner has been notified! Now, on to my special guest for the day, Laura Maisano - a super talented editor and writer I met at a local writing group and then convinced to join yet another group … Continue reading Behind the Black Wall – Guest Post with Laura Maisano