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May 09, 2021

Two New Languages

I've not travelled for a few years now, but I'm making plans. I'm hopeful for 2022.

I've been learning two new languages: Latvian and Russian. I hope to travel through some of the former Soviet Republics, from the Baltic States to the Caucasus.

It's hard to find language learning materials for Latvian—so my language learning has been slower. For Russian, it's much easier to find language learning materials, but I'm not sure the language itself is easier.

I'm still at the level of learning new vocabulary and practising pronunciation. Speaking will come later.

Apr 04, 2021

Young Aina

Young Aina

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Mar 18, 2021

Blue Prometheus Now On Sale!

Blue Prometheus, the first novel in the Blue Prometheus trilogy is now on sale, reduced from $3.99 to $0.99 for the next 10 days!

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Mar 04, 2021

"Nature is aristocratic."

I recently read something that Carl Jung wrote. "Nature is aristocratic." A small comment, but it made me think of the fantasy habit of creating medieval settings where aristocracy plays an important role. Perhaps this reflects an unconscious need for structure and hierarchy amongst many fantasy writers and readers.

Jan 22, 2021

Orange Storm

Orange Storm—my upcoming urban fantasy novel—is back from my proofreader. Reviewing the proofread now, and then on to formatting the novel.

Dec 30, 2020

Happy New Year! And a new start in 2021

Happy New Year

Dec 17, 2020

Blue Prometheus On Sale!

Reduced from $3.99 to $0.99 for six days only. Available at all major online bookstores! A good opportunity to buy the first book in the Blue Prometheus Series at a reduced price.

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Nov 10, 2020

Delays & Movement

I plan to release my next novel early next year. I had hoped to release it this year, and some readers like it as it is, but I won't release it until I feel it's ready. Not perfectionism, I just want it to be as good as it can be. But I don't want polishing a novel to stop me writing a new one, so I'm participating in NaNoWriMo again this year. 12,000 words into that so far. You can follow my progress on FB.