Category Gods of Jade and Shadow

Tell It How It Is

This essay first appeared in SFX magazine.  There is a well-known nugget of advice for writers: show, don’t tell. This is an incomplete notion: show, don’t tell… unless telling is better. Of course, no advice or how-to-manual is supposed to…

The owls and other animals

Gods of Jade and Shadow will be out in four months and it’s time for another post about the book. This time, it comes with a handy dandy illustration by Mexican artist Monarobot, which I commissioned. Why owls? Well, two…

Welcome to Xibalba

To the pre-Columbian K’iche’ people Xibalba, the Place of Fear, was an underground kingdom which was ruled by several underworld lords who were responsible for inflicting illnesses and deaths. In fact, the original title of my upcoming novel Gods of Jade…