Saturday, June 21, 2014

Maker Faire, Raleigh NC, June 7, 2014

Here are some photos of my stint at the recent Maker Faire in Raleigh, NC. I was demonstrating my homemade electrical equipment: Tesla coil, motor-generators, and an 1886 design wireless telephone.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Battle for the Brightstone is Coming/I'm on TV (Sort Of)

The third and final book in the Brightstone saga is coming soon! Here's an advance comment:

Things have been very busy for me lately. I haven't had much time to blog. In addition to finishing my new novel The Republic, I written a two part episode for television. The show is called "America: Facts vs. Fiction," and I wrote an episode on popular myths about Christopher Columbus and Hernan Cortes. The show is on the MILITARY CHANNEL, Thursday nights at 10 PM EDST.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Me, on TV: "Scary Tales"

In October 2011 I was invited to give some commentary on classic fairy tales for a cable network TV show, "Scary Tales." Each of the four episodes covers two famous fairy tales--Snow White, Hansel & Gretel, etc. and I did the talking head thing, offering historical perspective on some of the aspects of each tale.

Now "Scary Tales" is available on Netflix. I invite you all to check it out. It's rather nasty fun, emphasizing the bloodier aspects of fairy tales--cannibalism, murder, mutilation--so it's not for kids, OK?

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Thursday, December 20, 2012

ALLIANCES audiobook

I've only just learned that one of my Dragonlance novels, ALLIANCES, is going to be offered in audio format by Here's the link. Now I don't know why the chose this book, out of all my old Dragonlance works, or why they chose to read aloud Book 2 in a three book series, but there you have it. I'll have to get a copy and how it sounds.

Amended January 14, 2013: Of course they have come out with all three books in the Elven Exiles series! And more besides. Samples of the audio books are available for listening on the site. Best narrator: Alan Robertson, reading CHILDREN OF THE PLAINS. The site is here.

As far as I know, this is my first audio book. I have had many books translated into other languages, but this is my first one read aloud.

(Some languages my novels have been translated into:


And maybe others. These I know about for certain. It may surprise you, but publishers don't always let you know when foreign editions come out. I once got two copies of my novel THORN AND NEEDLE in the mail in a language I didn't recognize. It took some study of the copyrights page for me to realize it was in Hungarian.)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New Interview at Enslow

I was recently interviewed by the good folks at Enslow. You can read the interview here. I think I'll comment later about my favorite fantasy novel, The Wandering Unicorn, by Manuel Mujica Lainez..

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Life is crazy; use a coupon!

Life has been absolutely crazy busy since Halloween, but I am still here! While I catch up, I thought I would share this coupon my publisher is offering through Amazon. (Scroll down to Your Coupon Book under the cover pic).

You get bucks off a new copy of THE BRIGHTWORKING, simply the best Christmas present ever--well, maybe second best after the Official Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot range rifle.

(I don't have one of those, by the way . . . )