Writing and Music

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Many readers have asked me if I listen to music when I write. The answer is yes and no. Music is an incredibly powerful force – one that has the potential to flavor, shape, and even dictate mood and creative output. It’s no accident that Frank Herbert’s God Emperor outlawed music as a means of keeping populations docile. Even a […]

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A Deleted Scene – The Monster’s Letter

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One of the toughest things about writing a book is editing the same. Those who have read The Fiend and the Forge¬†know that Max encounters a particularly horrifying monster that has been terrorizing a farmhouse in the Kingdom of Blys. While trapped in the monsters’ well, our hero discovers a strange arrangement of furniture and possessions – akin to an […]

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