Need a fantasy fix while you’re counting down to Game of Thrones? My fantasy short, “A Room Apart”, is available to read for free online. An affectionate parody of epic fantasy/sword & sorcery genre tropes, it takes aim at such classics as Game of Thrones, Legend of the Seeker, and The Chronicles of Narnia. Continue reading
Harry Potter fans are making an actual school of wizardry in an actual gods damned castle. Holy crap, guys! “The Rose of Winter” is coming true!!! For those who don’t know, “The Rose of Winter” is my post-apocalyptic story about a bunch of LARPers and Renn Faire folk who decide to live off the grid in a full-scale, working re-creation of Vintergard, the castle in their favorite fantasy series. Nope, that name definitely isn’t remotely related to Winterfell. Not in the least.
Anyway, “The Rose of Winter” has been under consideration at Tor for some time and was sent up for a second read. Here’s hoping they publish it because between Doomsday Castle and this glorious bit of madness, it’s only a matter of time before “The Rose of Winter” comes true.
My epic fantasy short “Chosen” was published in Redhead Magazine last fall. It deconstructs/subverts a lot of the tropes in epic fantasy and sword & sorcery that I both love and hate. It’s kind of an ode to everything wrong with the chosen one hero story, especially in generic B-Fantasy. If you love and/or hate hero stories (or just have twenty minutes to kill), I hope you’ll check it out.