The Reluctant Swordsman

Magic Casement

The Gilded Chain

This month (October) Amazon is offering my Against the Light  at a discount price  US$ 1.78, Can$1.98.   126 readers rank it at 4.o stars out of 5.


Cream of the Cream

If you haven’t read all of my books (yes, there are still some of you out there, I know) and are wondering which one to try next, I here offer my take on the best of the best. Without question, my most popular series have been: the 4 books of “The Seventh Sword”, the 8 books of “A Man of His Word” plus its sequel, “A Handful of Men”, and the 7 books about “The King’s Blades”. The starter novels are, respectively, The Reluctant Swordsman, Magic Casement, and The Gilded Chain.  Happy Reading, yu’all!

The Spin Cycle

Some books seem to get caught in the dryer and go round and round for ever. I’ve had it happen before, but Irona 700 is an outstanding example.  I have now been assured that it will be published in the second quarter of 2015, which will be six years after I started writing it.  Better late than never, they do say.

Good news

Today I received a summons for jury duty.  A few years ago I would have complied cheerfully (I did once before) but now I felt my attention span was getting too short and I might fall asleep in the jury box.  So I filled out the web form politely declining on account of my age.  The reply I got back said I was excused and the explanation given was: TOO OLD, ONE-TIME EXEMPTION. So it is now official that the government expects me to get younger.