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Writing Process: A Blog Hop

I was recently invited by Elizabeth Caulfield Felt, author of Syncopation: A Memoir of Adele Hugo and The Stolen Golden Violin, to participate in a blog hop requiring me to answer four questions about my writing process. Syncopation is the fictional autobiography of the youngest of Victor Hugo’s children, and The Stolen Golden Violin is […]

And did those feet in ancient time…

Megalosaurus has the distinction of being the first dinosaur ever mentioned in popular media. It appeared in the opening lines of Charles Dickens’s 1852 novel Bleak House (the photo of Dickens at left dates from the year the novel was published). Megalosaurus bones were first discovered in 1677 in England, and in 1824 it also […]

There and Back Again: My Journeys With Tolkien

I saw the first of Peter Jackson’s three Hobbit films last week on opening day, and since then I’ve been reading the reviews and reactions to it–some glowing, some scathing. Over on Facebook, I posted my own brief review (I was utterly charmed by it), but the rather polarized response this film has received got […]

Halley’s Comet – Part 5 (19th – 21st Centuries)

This is the fourth in a series of posts about the storied history of Halley’s Comet (officially designated 1P/Halley). If you missed the earlier posts, you can still read Part One here, Part Two here, Part Three here, and Part Four here. When 1P/Halley made its 1835 appearance, streams of vapor were seen emerging from it. This led […]

Author Interview: Bernard Cornwell

On January 17, Death of Kings, the sixth book in Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories, will be published in the U.S. (published in the U.K. last September). About seven years ago, I interviewed Mr. Cornwell shortly after the release of the first book in that series, The Last Kingdom, and I thought it would be […]

Old and New

With 2011 winding down, I thought I’d spew a few thoughts before entering the new year… Back at the end of October, I attended the World Fantasy Convention in San Diego, where I was very happy to receive contributor copies of Allen K’s Inhuman Magazine #5.  The issue contains my story “The Lion of Orkahaugr,” […]

Historical Novel Society Conference Recap

As the weekend comes to a close, this year’s Historical Novel Society conference has now itself become a part of history. But like those bygone eras we love to read about in novels, the weekend was full of moments I’ll revisit in the months to come as a source of ongoing inspiration. And that’s perhaps […]

Author Interview: Connie Willis

Connie Willis is currently nominated for what would be her eleventh Hugo Award and her seventh Nebula Award for her two-volume World War II time-travel novel, Blackout and All Clear.  The Nebulas will be awarded later this month and the Hugos in August.  In the mean time, I thought I’d share an interview I conducted […]