Letters to a King

Mexico recently sent a letter to the Spanish king requesting an apology for atrocities committed during the Conquest five centuries ago. Spain quickly dismissed the letter as an attempt to judge the past by modern mores. One outraged pundit wrote, “You cannot judge...

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Fear-mongering with caravans

Every morning, Merriam-Webster sends a word to my email inbox along with its definition and history. Some words are worthy of a college test. Recently, I learned that “crapulous” means the feeling after overindulging in alcohol, not — well, not that other thing....

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The Bond in video

Since The Bond launch was delayed by snow, I made a trailer of some images that inspire me and my reading of the beginning of the story. Check it out and let me know what you think! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY9MVYtQ4B0&feature=youtu.be

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Hush, hush sweet Charlotte

The click was ominous. Parked between Geer Street Garden and Motorco, my daughter’s blue Ford Focus wagon refused to start. I’d given her the car as a college graduation present, fulfilling a family tradition of passing down beaters. Hoopties. Wrecks. Clunkers. Heaps....

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The Bond release approaches!

The Bond release is officially less than a month away. It's exciting, terrifying, and lovely in equal measure. I've been writing this book for over a decade (and also the two books that follow in The Bond trilogy). These characters and creatures have had full lives in...

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Waiting at the DMV

I will say this for the Department of Motor Vehicles: everyone suffers. When I’ve had to visit one of our state’s 113 drivers license offices, I’ve noticed how every element seems designed to diminish us. You might be a multi-billionaire or just out of prison (or...

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