Summer. FINALLY.

I thought I'd check in, since I haven't posted in a few months. As always, I've been busy writing. I'm still planning to release my next novel, A Contest of Prophecies, this summer - our current target is mid-August.

In addition, I'm hoping to find some time to start getting some new short fiction up. Assuming everything goes as planned, I'll work on those as soon as I'm done revising.

In the meantime, it's summer, so the superhero movies have been out in force. Recently, I went to see Wonder Woman and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Click the links for my reviews, if you're curious, but the short version is I loved them both.

Oh, wow. It has been a while since I last posted here. Long enough I haven't mentioned Kong: Skull Island yet. I liked that one, too, though it wasn't on par with the two above.

In addition, I do an annual breakdown of summer movies, along with projections (fancy way of saying 'wild guesses') for how good I think they'll be. Find that here, if you're really bored.

What else? Lindsay and I have been out hiking again this year (hence the picture above). Plus, this is our first summer in our new house, so we've been having fun discovering what flowers pop out of the ground and what animals come out of the woods, such as this guy we saw hanging out on our porch.

I'm not even going to pretend I don't love bunnies. Freaking adorable.

Just Checking In

It's been more than a month since my last post, and I didn't want you guys worrying I'd disappeared. I've been busy revising A Contest of Prophecies, the fourth novel in The Citadel of the Last Gathering, and working on the next three books.

Actually... make that the next four books. I started writing book eight a few days ago. Like I said: BUSY.

If all goes as planned, A Contest of Prophecies should be available this summer.

What else? I've reviewed a couple superhero flicks since I last checked in: LEGO Batman and Logan. Not much difference between the two, aside from the fact one is significantly more violent than the other (the violent one being LEGO Batman, obviously). I thought both were good, though the Batman movie felt a tad redundant compared to other things I've seen.

You'll Never Guess What I'm Getting For My Birthday!

That's right - my birthday's January 20th, and America got me.... a new president who's more or less vowed to systematically destroy everything I love about this country.

Not to sound ungrateful, but I don't suppose you kept the gift receipt.

So. Yeah. I'm not exactly expecting this to the "best birthday ever" or anything. I'll be spending my free time doing what I've been doing for most of January: writing. I've found that to be an especially therapeutic pastime recently. Yup, something about writing a powerful female lead in a fantasy setting where it's possible to jump ahead in time (say, four or eight years, for example) has been even more satisfying than usual.

In the off chance anyone else out there wants some escapist fantasy to help them through the next few days, I'm making A Count of Five and Tide of Ice free Friday through Sunday.

I wish you all the best of luck this weekend. And, you know, however long it takes before our country corrects course.