Fifth light

Almost time to read by candlelight.
Menorah - fifth light

Fourth light

The Menorah is getting brighter!

Fourth light menorah

Book 3 is live on Amazon

Print and Kindle versions are available. It will take a couple of days to settle into the series page. I’ll be adding the B&N and Kobo versions later. Also, I’ve joined Draft2Digital and will have the ebooks available in the iBookstore.

Proofing the ebooks

Publication date is drawing near. Testing the mobi and epub versions!
Darkness Triumphant on Kindle

Second light

Second night of Hanukkah.

Second night of Chanukah

Happy Hanukkah!

A happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish readers.


Buzzfeed your books!

A friend of mine decided to write about The Catmage Chronicles in clickbait style.

“I thought I knew cats and magic. Then I opened this book and WOW! You won’t believe it!”

“I’d read a book before, but what this author did in chapter five – SHOCKING!”

“When he opened the laundry room door, what this cat did next was AMAZING!”

I like it. But for some reason, I really want to click on a link.

The latest cover art for Darkness Triumphant

Julie Dillon just keeps getting better and better. Click to embiggen.

Book 3 cover image

Making lemonade

Well, life handed me a few lemons this week. I was laid off from my day job as a web manager. That’s the bad news. The good news is that I’m getting a little bit of severance pay and they’re going to retain me as a contractor, so there will still be some income coming in.

On the other hand, after the initial shock wore off, I found being unemployed extremely liberating. I started plotting book four Tuesday morning and wrote the opening of chapter one. Time out for Yom Kippur Tuesday night and yesterday, then back to work today. I’m revamping the back of the postcard (below). CAVEAT: Book 3 is NOT on sale yet. This is for when it’s ready.

This afternoon I’ll be sitting in front of the Outline Board with index cards, Sharpie, and Post-it notes. This is going to be my regular routine, so except for the fact that I’m still only earning coffee money, I’ll be doing what I’d do as a professional writer.

Sure, I’ll try to get another job. Someone’s got to pay the bills. But I’ve got enough to carry me through the rest of the year, so why not go for it?

If you want to help, talk up The Catmage Chronicles to everyone you know.

back of the postcard text

Book 3 is almost here

It’s looking like a late October publishing date for book 3. I’m nearly finished editing and will be sending the manuscript to my copy editor this week. The phenomenal Julie Dillon sent me the latest cover sketch, and it’s amazing. The colors she’s chosen make the scene pop out. Can’t wait to see the finished version!