Karavansara

East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai


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No Sword and No Sorceress

And so I didn’t make it.
I didn’t finish Children of Shadow in time for the Sword & Sorceress submission (12 hours left, not enough).
The fact that I spent the best part of a day walking up and down a golf course is certainly one of the reasons why I wasn’t able to nail the box of the new Aculeo & Amunet story shut.
By the time I was home yesterday night it was well past nine and I was completely spent.

There is a thing I was discussing with my friend Hell Greco1 two nights ago, that really has something to do with the unfinished Aculeo & Amunet story, that I thought may interest someone out there.
Or maybe not, in which case, skip this post. Continue reading


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New Year’s Resolutions, Part 2 – … and put some mummies in it!

You know what?
I really miss Aculeo & Amunet – the guys are like old friends, I like hanging out with them and writing their stories.
And, granted, right now I have a lot of stuff on my plate – so much to do and write, and other things too, actually, that I am afraid I stretched myself too thin.

But yesterday, you see, I saw this on a friend’s blog…1

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It’s by Carlos Valenzuela, and it’s gorgeous (in case you didn’t notice).
And I said to myself… Continue reading


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New covers for Aculeo & Amunet

One of the best features offered by ebooks is the option of updating the files.

In the last few days we’ve been hard at work on some new covers for my Aculeo & Amunet ebooks.
Reader feedback has been pretty consistent in the past months – the readers love the stories, but they don’t like the covers.

And we know it’s the covers that sell the stories.

So, in a few hours the ebooks will be up with new artwork1 – the work of Italian graphic master, Luca Morandi.
And the readers of Karavansara can take a glimpse at the first of the three new covers, right here and now.

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