Download “An Acolyte of Black Spires” in a Standalone Edition

You can now download my award-winning short story “An Acolyte of Black Spires” as a digital standalone. This is the first time I’ve made the story available outside of Writers of the Future Vol. XXII, where it originally debuted. It serves as a (less direct) prologue to Turn Over the Moon, introducing key ideas and supporting characters, so it another way you can prepare yourself for the full epic coming in October.

The new digital edition features another stunning cover by Robert Zoltan:

One Step Closer: The Advance Reviewer Copy Arrives

Delivered to my doorstep today: my personal copy of the advance review copy (ARC) of Turn Over the Moon. This is the first time I have gotten the change to hold an actual professional printed copy of my novel, and it looks fantastic:

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The final version will feature only a few changes: typo corrections, a different back cover, and of course removing the “Not for Resale” bar that appears on all ARCs. The interior layout is stylish and beautiful, and the two-page map spread is a marvel. Robert Zoltan drew the map based on my messy sketches. No map reveal, yet, sorry! You’ll have to wait to read the book.

Onward toward November!

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Get “Farewell to Tyrn” for Free to Prep for Turn Over the Moon!

We’re on track to have Turn Over the Moon released in October (the advance reviewer copies have already gone out). To help celebrate—and to help prepare you for some of the thrills ahead—we’re offering free digital copies of “Farewell to Tyrn,” the novelette that first introduced heroine Belde and her sidekick dinosaur Rint. This is the direct prologue to Turn Over the Moon, and you can receive a free copy (PDF, mobi, epub) if you sign up for the Dream Tower Media newsletter. Which you would want to do anyway, because Dream Tower doesn’t just product quality books, but also podcasts and radio dramas. You’ll also receive alerts for Turn Over the Moon as well as other upcoming goodies.

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Turn Over the Moon—Coming This Fall!

Well, it’s sure been a stretch since I last posted. There are some stories about that—and not only pandemic related—which I’ll get into later. Right now, I have a fantastic announcement for my return. Here, I’ll let the trailer take care of most of the work:

My novel Turn Over the Moon will be available in print and ebook this Fall from Dream Tower Media. Behold the cover, from illustrator Robert Zoltan, who also designed the book trailer and composed its music:

What’s Turn Over the Moon about? It’s a science-fantasy adventure in Ahn-Tarqa, the epic setting I’ve used for numerous stories over the last ten years. It continues the story of Belde, the girl of the novelette “Farewell to Tyrn,” five years after she escaped from the masked creatures who murdered her parents. Now a young woman, Belde sets off on a dangerous quest that may hold answers to the dark mystery of the continent and the strange illness, “The Sorrow,” that has drowned it for millennia. The events also connect to my award-winning short story “An Acoylte of Black Spires.”

Turn Over the Moon is the first book in an ongoing series, “The Saga of the Sorrowless,” that cross over the continent and its people as the fight against the Sorrow rises among the people who have found how to break free from it. I hope to have Book 2 out in 2022.

It’s difficult for me to express how excited I am at seeing this novel finally come out. It’s my personal favorite of all my work, and the chance to share it with a wide audience is one of the best awards a writer can enjoy.

I have more news coming up—did you know a new Ahn-Tarqa story was published this spring?—and I hope to have plenty more to share with you about Turn Over the Moon as we approach the release date.