Hero of Thera Out Today

Are you a top-rated gamer?
Then you might have the skills to play the Game … where players are sponsored by actual demon lords, gods and goddesses, or Lovecraftian nightmares.

It’s always a mixture of excitement and apprehension on a book’s launch date.

Hero of Thera is finally out!

eBook and trade paperback editions now available on Amazon.

To all my beta readers, friends and colleagues, gamer and fantasy readers everywhere—you have been kind, encouraging, offered killer editorial quotes, and corrected at least a hundred thousand typos for me–my deepest thanks.

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Hero of Thera on Pre-Sale

My lastest novel, Hero of Thera, is available for pre-order on Amazon and Amazon UK.

This is a special novel for me. The relatively new genre of LitRPG (stories about gamers and games) feels like what I’ve been preparing for my entire life—an avid gamer since I was a kid, making video games for 15+ years, and of course honing my writing skills for the last two decades (still working on that last one…). 


The e-book is on pre-sale now (released June 1st!), the trade paperback (475 pages) will be available closer to the release date, and 6-8 weeks after that, the audio book (narrated by the amazing Jeff Hays) will be out.

Also check out the quotes from authors and gaming professionals on Amazon. Many thanks to my friends and colleagues in the industry. It’s an embarrassment of riches… and I am honored.

And last: If you like Hero of Thera, (especially all of you who have glanced at an advanced reading copy) please tell your friends or post on Goodreads. Your word of mouth counts for so much these days with a too-much-noise-not-enough-signal Internet.

I hope you enjoy reading Hero of Thera as much as I have enjoyed writing it. 


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Signed Books

You can now get signed books from me through Mercer Island Books.

Please allow plenty of shipping time around the holidays!

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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

This morning: over a hundred (!) emails asking what I think about the HALO 5 story and the FALL OF REACH adaptation. I haven’t got so many similar queries since Kilo-5.

My apologies, but I just can’t comment.

Kosher SymbolIt’s not Kosher for one writer to comment on another writer’s work—especially since in the past I’ve contributed to the HALO franchise. I either come off sounding like I’m currying favor with 343 or like I’m venting my spleen.

Neither is cool.

So … unless you’re the New York Times offering me a column on pop culture vis-à-vis video games, please go play/watch the latest HALO offerings and make up your own mind.

You know what you like 🙂

Thanks for understanding.


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Waiting for HALO 5

I got more than a dozen requests today that are a variation on: “You know people at 343. Can you please talk to them and get them to turn on my copy of HALO 5 early?”

Short answer: No.

Slightly longer answer: This is highly unlikely as there are servers and/or other infrastructure that has to be turned on to make this happen, and it’s not on, and it won’t get turned on for both reasons technical and the tens of millions of marketing $$ tied to a specific release day … which is not today.

And more of an answer than you wanted: My pull with 343? You’ve got to be kidding. If I sent them an email on your behalf — they’re just as likely to ban you account!

Have patience. Stay strong HALO fans 🙂



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