Book Three Title Reveal!

It’s time to begin the march toward publication of the third and final installment in THE SONG OF THE ASH TREE trilogy!

To kick things off, I’m so excited to announce the title for this book. Like THE HILLS OF HOME, this title comes from the Poetic Edda, that great trove of stories from Norse mythology. And I love it. It evokes fate and chaos and all that heralds the twilight of the gods.

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The Second Edda

I learned it from men, | the men so old,
Who dwell in the hills of home.

Harbarthsljoth, Poetic Edda

For some writers, book ideas come with a title tagging along, a happy puppy, if you will, inseparable from the story itself, accompanying it every step of the way. The story is a tennis ball filled with treats and the title just can’t help itself. In fact, titles are sometimes the first thing to come into existence.

Not me.     Read More »

What’s in a Name? Or, how the book got a title.

If you watched the video I made for my Kickstarter campaign, you may recall that the title for this book, The Blood-Tainted Winter, has a history, a meaning.  But for the wider audience, I thought I’d share that here and give you another glimpse into the evolution of this story.

Have you read Beowulf?

I have.     Read More »

So that happened.

I finished.

In the past hour, I wrapped up my manuscript for Book Three.

It’s pretty surreal.  I stopped typing and wondered if that was actually the end–even though I knew it was.  The voice inside my head was literally saying, “Is that it?  Is it?  Is it, really?  Really?”

This is an awfully subdued way to make this announcement.  Let’s try again.

INTERNET, HEAR YE, HEAR YE.

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