Tell It How It Is
Shell, jade, obsidian and other stones left in an offering to a dead king. Traces of cinnabar remain on some of the times. From Nakum, Guatemala. Late Classic period.

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…

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Book fire sale

UPDATE: SALE HAS ENDED, THANKS! Sorry, folks, we're all out of books for now. Subscribe to my newsletter to stay informed about any upcoming sales or releases.

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Gods of Jade and Shadow? The Sequel?
Typewriter, photo Pixabay

Gods of Jade and Shadow? The Sequel?

In the past few weeks since the release of Gods of Jade and Shadow I've received a number of messages (one every few days) asking if there would be a…

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The owls and other animals
Horned Owl, by Monarobot.

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…

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Welcome to Xibalba
Mural at Bonampak. Musicians and dancers.

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…

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First crime novel: Tidewrack

I have my first non-speculative book coming out next year. It's a noir set in a Mexican shark fishing village in the 70s mixed with a dark coming of age…

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