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Book Five Audible Release Date

Book Five Audible Release Date

I've finally gotten confirmation that The Sixth Strand, A Pattern of Shadow & Light Book Five will release on Audible on December 31st, 2019. Nick completed recording of the book in early September, and we're now in post-production. There will be a lengthy...

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Will There Be A Book Six in A Pattern of Shadow & Light?

Will There Be A Book Six in A Pattern of Shadow & Light?

It’s September so that means it’s probably time for an update. For those of you still waiting for The Sixth Strand on Audible, I don’t have an exact release date for the audiobook, but as far as I know, they are still planning on a December '19 release. Make sure...

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Dhábu’balaji’şrid_@!! wtf???

Dhábu’balaji’şrid_@!! wtf???

While I know many of you are enjoying my series on Audible (which is read by the extremely talented Nick Podehl, who does an incredible job of pronouncing the many incomprehensible names I've constructed for my characters) it's been brought to my attention that some...

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The Sixth Strand: A New View of Elae

The Sixth Strand: A New View of Elae

As I write this, one of my daughters is blasting a symphonic version of “The Amazing Spiderman” from her room upstairs. It makes me very proud, both as a musician and a fantasy fan. You try to educate your children in life areas of critical importance—Star Wars, LOTR,...

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Audible version of The Sixth Strand (Book 5)

Audible version of The Sixth Strand (Book 5)

Since so many of you are asking, the Audible version of The Sixth Strand will not release in June with the print and ebook editions. The data I have from my publisher at this time is that Nick Podehl is set to record the book in September. Based on past experience,...

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Book Five Release Date and Other News

Book Five Release Date and Other News

Keeping it short because it's nearly Christmas (for those who celebrate it), and regardless, I know most of you have better things to do than spend hours reading my blog. So, as promised, here's where things stand: I was hoping to have a book five cover and title...

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Book Five is (almost) in the oven

Book Five is (almost) in the oven

Okay, I’m starting to feel the quarterly pressure. The questions are pouring in, asking in polite, dulcet tones, “Oh please, madam, might you tell us where stands the progress of booketh number five?” Progress is being made, people. Daily. Hourly. Minute by minute by...

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A Pattern of Shadow and Light Book Five Update

A Pattern of Shadow and Light Book Five Update

It’s been a while since I’ve updated everyone, and I’m fielding a ton of questions, so I think an update is probably due. Here’s what I can tell you: book five is in the works. I’m about 270 pages in and I’ve written Ean and Tanis’s threads up to the end of part one,...

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An Update on Book Five

An Update on Book Five

Once upon a time I had a dream, a dream of a book, a book to complete a fantasy series, a fantasy series to please fantasy readers, reading the completed book of this series from this erstwhile dream. If this sounds oddly wistful, it’s rather a reflection of my state...

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Kingdom Blades on Audible Releasing February 28th!

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...

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My Recommended Fantasy Reads

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...

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How I Create Characters

How I Create Characters

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 my earlier posts on organic...

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On the Author’s Responsibility to Fans

On the Author’s Responsibility to Fans

I’ve been thinking about my responsibility to you as my readers, and that got me to thinking about universes. Not the kind that surround us but the kind we carry with us—worlds complete, comprising places imagined by others, populated with people not of our creation,...

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Paths of Alir on Audible October 18th!

Paths of Alir on Audible October 18th!

I know the majority of you are waiting for Kingdom Blades at the end of this month, but an increasing number of people are asking me kindly when Paths of Alir will be available on Audible, and I can now confirm the audiobook will be released on October 18th. You can...

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Critique/Criticism and New Writers

Critique/Criticism and New Writers

I’ve hit my saturation point. It’s time to cast a plea broadly to all new writers who are trying to write a novel or churning their way through short stories and writing to me or others asking for feedback. Listen, I'm not just trying to be curmudgeonly (or...

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Cephrael’s Hand is now on Audible!

Cephrael’s Hand is now on Audible!

I'm thrilled to report to all of you audiobook lovers that today Cephrael's Hand releases on Audible! I know this is a long-awaited moment for many of you, and you have my sincerest gratitude for being so patient. The book is narrated by the talented Nick Podehl, who...

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