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Halloween Blast!

Two websites are carrying specal Halloween sales for the reader who enjoys a spooky tale!  The first is My Addiction Is Reading's Halloween Blast. They also have a GIVEAWAY. click here to see all the spooky goodness!   The second is Starshipcat's Halloween post: BOOKS FOR THE ROAD   Also, RACHEL AND THE MANY-SPLENDORED DREAMLAND is on sale, today…

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The People’s Front wants YOU!

A reader who has done John and I a good turn asked for help recruiting for his World of Warcraft guild: World of Warcraft Guild looking for new members: People’s Front is a casual, yet active, old school guild on the Alliance side of the Khadgar Server. They are mid-sized and have been around since vanilla. People’s…

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First Kiss!

Last day to get a FREE copy of The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin. Here is one last excerpt. First Kiss “Now, um…I guess I should get back to practicing,” sighed Rachel Griffin. “Would you like to practice on an animate person?” asked Gaius Valiant. He spoke with a casual laid-back drawl, as if he…

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Sigfried and the Skunk!

An excerpt from The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin — which is FREE through today. “Are you going to study?” Rachel asked Sigfried, whom she found romping with Lucky in the ferns behind Dare Hall. “Study? What’s that?” Sigfried snorted. “Certainly not. I’m going exploring.” “Oh! Me, too!” Rachel cried, delighted. She pulled a Cadbury’s bar…

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Why is Rachel Griffin 13?

 One of the hardest problems I had when I started the Books of Unexpected Enlightenment was: What age should Rachel be? This issue turned out to be extraordinarily difficult. To this day, some readers are not happy with the solution. Here are some of the issues that went into the decision: Rachel must be young:…

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What Age Are the Rachel Griffin Novels For?

First book, FREE today! You think this would be an easy question…but it's not. Let me ask you: What age are fairytales for? What age are Grimm's fairytales for? What age is Ursula LeGuin's A Wizard of Earthsea for? When I was young, books were categorized much differently than they are now. Fantasy was closer…

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The Triumph of Rachel Griffin

Before we start our post for today, I am overjoyed to announce: Rachel and the Many-Splendored Dreamland  *** Six years ago, just about this time of the year, a couple of my closest friends decided to start a new roleplaying game. I wasn't really interested. I had young kids. I felt played out. Most of the…

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