Writer stuff:

Autumn 2021

我继续尝试学习汉语,以便观看中国历史系列。

Thank you to those who write asking about the rest of The Rise of the Alliance arc. The last two books will come out in December and January/February, and the rest of the series in a timely manner, unless disaster strikes! In the meantime you can read a chapter a day on my Patreon for three bucks a month.

Working on a completely new project, as a pandemic sanity-saver experiment: THE PHOENIX FEATHER is also running on Patreon. The first book came out in book form August 31st, the second mid-October, the third right after New Year’s, the fourth soon after–assuming the writing goes as fast as the first three have.

There is an interview about this project that came out mid-September from Fiction Fans Podcast.

This was meant to be “all the cool stuff” I have been addicted to in Asian historical and fantasy dramas over the past six years, while I immersed in Chinese history and language. When I discovered the xuanhuan form–fantasy that blithely combines mythic and historical elements not just from Chinese history but from all over the world, I gave in to the images and let it write itself. Right now it stands at three books, though the story might be longer. Here is the Patreon link for readers who would like to see the project now.

Marketing stuff:

Being one of the many authors who have no skill (or budget) for marketing, I am grateful for word of mouth from readers. Here is a review that pretty much made my year.

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Interviews

An interview at the Milford Writers’ site.

with writer Francesca Forrest, about Lhind, and villains

Henry Herz