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In Gratitude – Two Chapters from Kingdom Blades
       Concept cover art for Kingdom Blades I’m not sure what inspired me this year (maybe your calls through the ether have reached me subliminally), but it occurred to me that one way I could express my gratitude to you, my readers, is by posting a couple of chapters from Kingdom Blades, the upcoming fourth book in A

The Treatment of Sexuality in A Pattern of Shadow & Light
Some of you have written in asking me about the presentation and treatment of homosexuality in my novels. You pointed out that the majority of incidents involving homosexual characters portray those characters as being evil. You indicated to me that in presenting those characters as evil, it sends a negative message about homosexuality, and you

How to Stay Inspired (and an Update on Kingdom Blades)
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ~Norman Vincent Peale Inspiration is one of those elusive words, like “muse” and “success.” It evades us, confounds and confuses us, bewitches when it visits and devastates upon its departure. It’s that girl glimpsed across the subway terminal, or that place in a dream that you just can’t