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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Today I finished the interim big edit of the latest novel.

It’s an accomplishment of sorts for me, because this is my first adult novel-length project in a long time (six years, actually; scary how time flies when you’re working for someone else!), and it took a bit of effort to get back on this particular breed of horse.

Have to let it cool for a day or two and then I’ll give it a read, make necessary adjustments … and then off to my first reader.

Hopefully it will be out early next year.

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Roughly Done

finish-lineJust finished the rough draft of my latest novel.

It took seven months and weighs in at a respectable 107,000 words.

This particular novel was odd in many ways; I broke just about every rule of writing I’ve developed over the last 20 years. It sure was a fun ride, though. (I’ll blog about the whole story later).

Lots of editing ahead, but that’s OK. Getting the rough draft down is the hardest part for me. I actually enjoy the editing and polishing phases.

The novel is in the LitRPG genre (Ready Player One, Alt World, etc.).

I’ll be asking my video- and tabletop game developer friends and colleagues for blurbs early next year!  🙂  Please!

Someone suggested that I claim I did NaNoWriMo … in three days. I wish.

My heart goes out to everyone doing that this year. Good Luck!

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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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Consulting Narrative Designer

When I left the video game industry to retire/stay at home parent/write next novel in the Summer of 2015, I immediately got emails from colleagues asking for a little help, a few worlds built, a few scripts revised, and so on … until I had so much business I had to turn people away (and explain how I was retired and just doing a few things on the side).

Well, with this update on Linkedin I’m not expanding my operations, but making the consulting part of my life more official. It also provides a way for people beyond my circle of friends to contact me, and let’s them see how far ahead I’m booked.

Good to know there’s the need for this kind of work out there! 🙂

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