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Kingdom Blades on Audible Releasing February 28th!
I’m excited to announce that Kingdom Blades, A Pattern of Shadow & Light Book Four, will be released for Audible on February 28th. At this point it’s not yet listed in Audible’s system for presale, but it will be available for pre-purchase as soon as they have it listed.  Thank you so much to all of

My Recommended Fantasy Reads
Winter is my favorite time of year to curl up fireside and read. I can still remember one holiday in the 1990’s when I’d first discovered The Wheel of Time and spent my entire break in front of the fire churning through Robert Jordan’s voluminous books (I think there were seven released at that point). I’m often asked

How I Create Characters
Alyneri, Trell, Ean and Tanis. See more characters as I see them here.  Many of you have been asking about my process for creating characters—how I came up with certain characters, and more generally, how I make my characters seem real. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may have read one of