I’m delighted that The SSU Series Complete Box Set is included in the August 40% off sale for Kobo VIP customers. Use promo code 40VIP at checkout. Sale runs August 8-12th, 2022. Enjoy! Share 0 Tweet 0

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The August edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, August 4th. In it, I show some of the methods I’ve used to keep the timelines straight in my books. Enjoy! If you’re a subscriber and don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder. For Gmail users, it might also be on

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I just finished reading Persepolis Rising, book seven in The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey. As with the other books in the series, this story is a masterful example of how to elevate conflict. Writers are frequently advised that the secret to creating a gripping plot involves making the audience care about the conflict.

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If you’ve been following me for a while, then you may have heard me mention that the first book published in my WAR series was not the first story idea I came up with in that world. The first book that I wrote for that series I couldn’t quite get a handle on. I rewrote

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This weekend, I was up in Oregon at the Hoyt Arboretum wandering around. I came to an overlook that showed Mount St Helens and in the distance, Mount Rainier. They were at a bit of a distance and the air wasn’t perfectly clear, but I snapped a photo with my iPhone anyway. Then an older gentleman,

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