Monday, January 27, 2020

Multi-author Winter Fantasy Sale

I and five of my fantasy author friends have banded together to put some of our books on sale. What would normally cost more than $32 is now less than $8, which is lower than the non-sale price for just my book!

Each is the first in a series, except for Winter's Daughter, but that book was written as a standalone, and you can read it even if you've never read any of my other books.

These are all highly rated stories with more than 18,000 ratings on Goodreads, 80% of which are 4- or 5-star and they have an overall average of 4.2.

The sale is going on until January 27th.  I hope you'll check it out!

Friday, January 17, 2020


As you might recall from my post "The Great Bird Trip of 2019 - Part Three"  back on May 2nd of 2019, we got a lime tree:

“Stop!” Robin shouted, her eyes fixed on the side of the road.

Assuming a small child was in hot pursuit of a bouncy ball rolling into my lane, or more importantly, she had spotted a new bird, I politely asked the Prowler Jarvis to come to a stop.

“Look! Look! The sign!”

On the side of the road, there was a propped up, hand-painted wooden board marked with the words: Key Lime Trees 4 Sale!

“Really?” I asked.

“I could make Key lime pies at home!”

“It’s snowing at home.”

“Josh can stay inside until spring.”


She nodded. “That’s his name.”

“Whose name?”

“My Key lime tree. Josh Lyman.”

Seven minutes later I had a two-foot lime tree in the back seat. 

It is now nearly a year later.


It's the middle of January. Great pie.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Pile of Bones Reaches #1

I've had several books hit "#1" in some sub-category:  #1 in Epic Fantasy, #1 in Sword and Sorcery, I've even had a few #1 for the audiobook edition in fantasy, but I think this is the first time I've hit #1 on the "big fantasy" list that includes all formats (audio, kindle, and printed books) without any sub-classifications. Interestingly, my title is the only one that doesn't have a media tie in like a movie or series on streaming sites like Hulu or Netflix. The fact that is free is certainly helping ;-).  But still, you take your victories where you find them.

Keep in mind that the Suri and Minna short story will not be free forever. In fact, the audiobook is only free until March 7th, so pick it up now.  Even if you don't' have an audible account, you can still download free content. Or, if you prefer your stories in the ebook format, you can get a copy here.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Audible's 50 Most Anticipated Winter Releaess

So Audible picked it's top 50 titles for the winter, and I'm thrilled that Age of Death made the list!  Age of Death's release day is just 17 days away.  If you've not pre-ordered your copy please consider hit the New York Times Bestseller List. Here's hoping the next book in the series will do so as well.

Here are the other titles in the fantasy genre.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Pile of Bones Now Free For Your Listening Enjoyment

Hey all. We got the bugs worked out, and Pile of Bones is now available for free on What's more, it's racing up the bestseller chart. It's #2 in Sci-Fi & Fantasy and #7 for ALL audiobooks. You can pick up your copy here.

If you already got the audiobook before it switched over to free, will be refunding your payment. Thank you Audible! 

If you've not started on The Legends of the First Empire books yet, this little free short will provide you with a good introduction into the series, plus the first chapter of Age of Myth is also included in the free short.

And last but not least, if you aren't into audiobooks, you can get a free ebook from us at this link.

I really love this short story and I hope you will as well. It'll only be free on Audible for a limited amount of time - so grab your copy now!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Don't get Pile of Bones...yet.

Hey all, well the good news is that the audio version of the new Suri and Minna short story "Pile of Bones" launched on schedule today. The bad news is it's not currently free (even though it is supposed to be).  So, please don't pick up your copies yet. I'll let you know as soon as it changes over to the freebie status.  Here's a bit about the story:

When a storm reveals a mysterious cave behind a waterfall, the young mystic’s apprentice and her wolf investigate. Inside, she discovers a secret place containing a pile of human bones and the young girl makes what could be a fatal mistake. In this Legends of the First Empire short story, we witness the events that helped shape the woman who would one day become Suri the Mystic, the first Rhune Artist, and a hero to a generation.