Today’s Best Typo


From the house behind them they could hear Kari sinning.


Today’s Best Typos

His dark hair flowed loose beneath his scared helmet.

Before them the gassy rolling hills of the frontier stretched into the distance.

My Body is a Temple. Like on the Acropolis.


I ad mit it. I am not the most active person in the world. It’s very easy for me to spend the whole day working at the computer  then reward myself with “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” reruns on the DVR. Or a movie. Or reading. In other words, on those medical questionaires, I usually have to answer “sedentary”.

I used to do yoga all the time, and believe very much in the Mind-Body-Spirit connection. I do pretty well on the mind/spirit connection, but the body too often gets left out of the loop.

Why am I writing about this on a blog I said was going to be about writing? Because it matters. Lately I’ve been hiking, doing two mile brisk walks around the neighborhood, and I just joined Curves again. I belonged four years ago, in New York, but lapsed badly. There the gym was inhabited by women of all ages. Here the median age is 68. It’s weird being one of the youngest people in the gym. For the first time in my life, I’m the gym bunny!

But I digress, as I so often do. What I find is that a half hour to hour of exercise first thing in the morning revs up not only my body, but my brain and spirit as well. I have more energy, I get more done in all aspects of daily life, and the writing really does go better, too. And if I drop a few more pounds and inches before my teaching cruise in October, so much the better, but I’m really doing it for health and brain power. Of course, it all comes down to living a balanced life, and frankly, that’s not my strong suit, but I can always strive.

O Brave New Blog


Since Live Journal seems to have been overrun by gremlins, I’m taking this opportunity to start a new blog site over here. I think this one will be less about my life and more about my vocation: writer.


Now I have to go figure out how to work this damn thing.

A little bit about me, if you don’t already know Pt. 1


I’m a fantasy novelist, author of the Nightrunner and Tamír Series. The Nightrunner Series (ongoing, book 6, Casket of Souls,  out June, ’12!) features lots of spying, swordplay, mystery, and all sorts of other good things and features a pair of dashing, handsome, gay rogues, Seregil and Alec. The best summary of the series came in the form of a fan art cartoon:  “Let’s go steal things!” “OK!” The end.

The first book, Luck in the Shadows, can be found here:

The Tamír Trilogy is complete, and features lots of dark doings and some gender play. Well, lots of gender play, but it’s not a Soap Box book.

The first book, The Bone Doll’s Twin, can be found here:

I also published a book of Nightrunner short stories that fill in some gaps in the history. It’s called Glimpses and worth a look if you love the Nightrunner Series.

Find here:

All books are available in dead tree and ebook formats, and with the exception of Glimpses, are available in audible form from

My website is at:

My long running blog at LJ (if you hit it on a day that LJ is working) is: