Now that I’ve finished Gifts of the Elven, the second book set in the Vale, I realized that I should let my publisher know that this will be a series. Series apparently sell better, and marking the books as part of a series is a good marketing idea. So now I have Stories from the… Read More


I wrote the last line of Gifts of the Elven just now. A total of 218 pages, 134,905 words. Everybody lives happily ever after, except the bad guy, of course. Wow. I’m exhausted. But Camp Nanowrimo is in April, so I have to pull up my boots and truck on. I’m beginning a third Vale… Read More


I crossed the 100,000 word mark yesterday on Gifts of the Elven. I’m almost done. I have to finish the climactic battle, give the bad guy his fate, and then do a longish wind-down. Then it’ll be done! I never thought this book would fly, but it sprouted wings like Arlin and took off. The… Read More