Sunday, December 22, 2019

TO READ (or not to read?)

Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Good Read! Happy New Year! An excellent resolution for 2020 would be to read (or at least to buy) the Mercenaries series, not to mention And Gladly Teach and Hodgepodge

If I had a penny for every one of my books sold in 2019, I would have… very few pennies. Nonetheless, I persevere. The adventures of Andiriel and company are well worth following. Read them! If you like them, tell your friends! If you dislike them, buy more and give them to your enemies!   

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Hear Ye!

If you would like some information on my books, but do not wish to go to the trouble of finding the various excerpts on this blog, why not watch these brief videos?

Storm Approaching:       

Wednesday, September 4, 2019


After much thought, I have tentatively concluded that a society that thinks it necessary to print on plastic bags warnings against sticking your own or your children’s heads in them is a society so far gone down the path of infantilism and idiocy that it should probably stick its own collective head in a plastic bag and put an end to itself.

Similarly, monitions that things cooked in ovens are hot, that bread contains wheat, or, on a bag of peanuts, that “this product is packaged on shared equipment with peanuts…”, suggest that government agencies are staffed by persons who believe the populace to be imbeciles and that, since the public puts up with these 'warnings', the agencies may be right.

Bah, humbug! 

Friday, July 5, 2019


I have issued a new edition of Storm Approaching, the first book in the MERCENARIES series. The main change is simply an increase in the font size, since some readers have suggested the 10-point type was a bit small. The book now has 353 pages instead of 260 but the word count is almost the same. However, I made small changes throughout, and one chapter (16, “Eloquence”) was extensively revised. Storm Approaching is available both in print as an an e-book.