Welcome to the Zymurgia House blog, at its new home. As part of the move, I've done a bit more publicity than usual; so for those of you who haven't been here before let me get you all caught up. First, the Books Page lists my books, which you can find at Amazon. Second, for … Continue reading Welcome to New Visitors!
I had the great pleasure of being a guest on the A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast this week, with Julie Davis and Scott Danielson; we discussed Rachel Neumeier's novel Tuyo, one of the real stand-outs from last year.
A Little High Tension is the follow-on to Vikings at Dino's and Very Truly Run After that I've been working on for some time now: and I'm glad to say, the end is in sight! The end of the first draft, that is: and it will be a glorious thing. I write by the seat … Continue reading A Little High Tension: The End is in Sight!
At long last, I am proud and pleased to note that Very Truly Run After, the second novel in my "Travels with Michael" series, is now available at Amazon (and anywhere else you'd care to plug in the ISBN). And if you've not read its predecessor, Vikings at Dino's, it's now available at reduced price. … Continue reading Very Truly Run After
My book Vikings at Dino's has a new, much more accurate cover, courtesy of Jason Bach. We've been working on this for some time, and I'm glad to say that Vikings is now in print and Kindle e-book with the new cover. If you already have a copy, the content is unchanged; and if you … Continue reading Vikings at Dino’s!
Some while back I said that I'd finished my next book, Very Truly Run After...and then I sent it off to Julie and discovered that I hadn't. Most authors have first readers. My process is a little different. As I'm writing the book, I read the new material to my wife Jane and my friend … Continue reading Running After Very Truly Run After
Julie Davis has written a lovely review of my new book, Through Darkest Zymurgia!. You should go read it. (And the book, too!) Here's the money quote: Through Darkest Zymurgia! is what you'd get if you crossed P.G. Wodehouse with H. Rider Haggard and sprinkled a generous dose of Douglas Adams over the whole. I'm … Continue reading Wodehouse and Haggard and Adams, Oh My!
Today is the feast day of St. Catherine of Siena, which means that The Catholic Conspiracy has been trying to set the world on fire for a full year as of today. (Are we what we should be? We're trying, at least. Sometimes we're very trying.) (Rimshot.) In honor of this achievement, we conspirators are … Continue reading The Year of the Catholic Conspiracy
My latest book, Through Darkest Zymurgia!, is now available in print or as an e-book. It's a Ripping Yarn of Exploration and Adventure in a faux-Victorian world with some surprising features and a good deal of understated humor. You'll like it, I promise. It's cheaper as an e-book, but buy the print edition—it's gorgeous.
So I did a mini-interview for Elizabeth Scalia and the gang at Aleteia regarding Vikings at Dino: What inspired the book? ...and then I said, I want to write a novel that starts with a completely implausible situation … and then have great fun making sense of it. The Vikings showed up in the hamburger … Continue reading A Fast Take at Aleteia: Vikings at Dino’s