Pitching “IMPYRIUM”

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If you want to make a living as an author, you have to think one project ahead. Even before I started working on THE RED WINTER, I was kicking around ideas for a new project — a series that would take place in “The Tapestry” world, but unfold thousands of years later. That world, while sharing some of The Tapestry’s […]

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A New Project!

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Well, The Red Winter has officially been put to bed — the art is complete and the story has been edited. It’s going to be a large book — the biggest in the series by a considerable margin — and I’m very pleased with it. Despite its size, there’s no bloat — it’s a tense, exciting read that will take […]

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The Red Winter – Chapter One

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As a special thank you for all your patience, here is a special sneak peek at the first full chapter of THE RED WINTER. I hope you enjoy it. -HHN Ch. 1 A Crownless King Some demons were older than Prusias, and some were wiser, but none could match his appreciation for the absurd. His robes were of Tyrian silk, […]

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The Final Chapter!

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Today, I begin writing THE RED WINTER’s final chapter. While I realize many people wish I’d arrived here sooner, I’m very happy with how it’s turned out and the journey Max and myself have taken since I started writing the THE HOUND OF ROWAN almost a decade ago. When that book was published in 2007, I was a bachelor living […]

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An Approach to World Building

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Every author is a world builder, an architect of settings and characters that interact in various ways. Fantasy and science-fiction writers are particularly reliant on world building because the settings, denizens, or rules by which their world(s) operate are more imaginative. The best are able to balance fantastical elements with plausibility and realize a place that has real weight and […]

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My Favorite Holiday Reads

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The holidays are a particularly magical time of year — a stretch of quiet, lazy days with frost on the windowpanes. Perfect reading conditions. For me, the holidays are a period when I like to revisit some favorite books and stories. Here are some of my seasonal favorites: 1. The Wind and the Willows by Kenneth Grahame – the perfect […]

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