December 30, 2017

Exhaling Memories and the end of 2017

My short story "Exhaling Memories" is out from Aliterate! The setting is inspired by the Inca, and the story's about what happens after your empire controls the Fountain of Youth.

This has been a busy year. I set high writing goals for myself, and hit most of them. I'm very happy to have three stories already slated to come out next year.

I've also enjoyed digging into other projects. I tried out my first real project using a jigsaw and ended up with a nice toy pram.

And the winter garden has been flourishing, helping chase off the winter blues with greenery and radishes.

It was lovely to be able to spend the holidays with family. I hope everyone had a great 2017, and that more good things find you in 2018!

October 3, 2017

The Eternal Army

My short story, "The Eternal Army" is live at Daily Science Ficiton! Romans, necromancers, and Marcius Curtius. Read it here!

September 27, 2017

Story Sales & ComicCon

I've been quietly updating my bibliography, but I've sold three more short stories -- "Exhaling Memories", "The Eternal Army" and "Glass in Frozen Time". I'll let you all know when they come out!

ComicCon went swimmingly. I got to meet lovely people, talk about books, moderate a panel, listen to Dick Van Dyke, and learn how to play both the My Little Ponies Collectible Card Game and Century: Spice Road. I've been coveting the later game for some time now, and it was a delight to play and see that yes, it was everything I'd hoped for and more. Maybe a longer review on that in the future. I also played in the MLP: CCG tournament -- the first gaming tournament I've been in -- and placed horribly while having a blast.

I hope everyone else had a lovely weekend -- I'm back to writing now!

September 21, 2017

Salt Lake Comic Con!

I will be at Comic Con tomorrow! Here's where to find me:

My books will be available at Booth 639, under the big Xchyler banner. I'll be there for large chunks of Friday as well.

Friday at 4:00 I'm on "Disney Princesses: The Hero in All of Us", room 155

Saturday at 3:45 I'll be doing a reading at KidCon.

Hope to see you there!

May 23, 2017

The Chaos Village

Part one of "The Chaos Village" is live at Podcastle! Yes, this is a sequel story to "Golden Chaos." Yes, it's in Rob's POV. Heath Miller is back as narrator and he does an absolutely fantastic job with Rob. I'm terribly pleased with all of this.

UPDATE: And here's part two!

You don't need to read the first story to dig into this, but if you want to start with it, click here.

May 16, 2017

Fyrecon Schedule

Fyrecon is coming up fast! Here's my current schedule:


12:30-2:20pm -- Everything You Need to Know About Writing & Selling Short Fiction (Teen Track, 2-hour class)

4:30-5:20pm -- Cat Saving for Fun and Profit: Various Story Structures (Panel)


9:30-10:20am Vivid Description (Teen Track, Class)

1:30-2:20pm Fantasy: More than Magic and Elves (Panel)

6:30-7:20pm Narrative Drive (Writing Track, Class)


12:30pm Underused Conflicts: What are They and How they Make Your Story Stronger (Panel)

2:30pm 3-to-1 Editing Group

5:30pm Author Spotlight