REVIEW: Origins of the Wheel of Time

Robert Jordan's megalithic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time, holds a special and complicated place within my heart, like it does for many modern writers of fantasy. It's a series which I love, but never dare recommend due to its length and inconsistent pacing. Michael Livingston's recent release, Origins of the Wheel of Time, is … Continue reading REVIEW: Origins of the Wheel of Time

2022 Year in Review

It's January, so typically I go on a great big rambly blog about what's happened—or not happened—in the previous year. While normally I avoid getting too personal in this space—talking about the work, rather than my life—I feel it's worth being pretty straightforward. 2022 was shit. Stress, anxiety, and depression each took turns throughout much … Continue reading 2022 Year in Review

REVIEW: Ruins of the Lost Realm

The thick red leatherbound second edition of The One Ring (TOR) roleplaying game enchanted me the moment I opened the Kickstarter reward. Reminiscent of the "Red Book of Westmarch" described in Tolkien's prologue to The Fellowship of the Ring, that volume's illustration, graphic design, and rules design together presented a game which said to me, … Continue reading REVIEW: Ruins of the Lost Realm

REVIEW: The Spiral

Disclaimer: The author of this work, Nikki DeKeuster, is one of my colleagues and friends. I was a beta reader for her connected novelette Red String. I was not solicited to review her debut novel. The finest compliment I can give to a work of fiction is my time. I bull-rushed through the back half … Continue reading REVIEW: The Spiral

2021 Year in Review

Well, I'd intended to process what I wrote and published in 2021 sometime in January, but that didn't end up happening. No fear, though! We're here, now. Let's get into it. To Hunt a God—Quick Update I'm delighted to share that To Hunt a God has earned its first Bestseller medal on DriveThruRPG! Cover by … Continue reading 2021 Year in Review

REVIEW: The Armies & Enemies of Dragon Pass

I originally posted this review over on my Facebook page, but decided to repost it on the blog as well upon a friend's suggestion—easier for posterity to find than through FB. If you think A&E sounds interesting, it's available over on the Jonstown Compendium. (Oh, and I am still working on that yearly round-up. Hopefully … Continue reading REVIEW: The Armies & Enemies of Dragon Pass

2020 Year in Review

Last week, I shared my reading list from 2020 as part one of summarizing my year. If you're interested in seeing what goes into my mind to create the stuff in this article, you should check it out. This week, I'm going to discuss what I've been working on—both published, and unpublished. The Year of … Continue reading 2020 Year in Review

2020 Reading List

During the 2019 holidays, I had a conversation with my sister about our reading habits. At this time I didn't feel like I read all that much. More than the average American, surely, but probably right around the "one book per month" goal she was considering. Consequently, I decided to spend time this year (2020) … Continue reading 2020 Reading List