Category Archives: Rome

SHADOW MAGUS published!

Well met! Natta Magus, that time-traveling wizard from an alternate 21st century where magic is real, is back for an all new adventure in SHADOW MAGUS. Here’s the blurb: Natta Magus is getting used to life in Augustan Rome. While … Continue reading

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SHADOW MAGUS: The Kindle Scout campaign

Last October I ran a Kindle Scout campaign for CITIZEN MAGUS, the first book in my Journals of Natta Magus series. While Kindle Press didn’t select the book for publication, I got a lot of great feedback and encouraging words … Continue reading

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CITIZEN MAGUS released!

I’m excited to announce the release of my new fantasy novel, CITIZEN MAGUS, the first book in a new series about a wizard from an alternate 21st century who gets stuck in ancient Rome during the reign of Caesar Augustus. … Continue reading

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Kindle Scout campaign for CITIZEN MAGUS

I’m really excited to announce a Kindle Scout campaign for my new novel, CITIZEN MAGUS. The campaign works like this: Readers can nominate my book for a publishing deal with Kindle Press. If Kindle Press picks up my book, your … Continue reading

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June 2015 New Releases

Welcome to my New Releases update for June 2015!  The third and final book in my Codex Antonius series, Muses of the Republic, came out this month, plus some more cool happenings below. In this update: Muses of the Republic … Continue reading

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MUSES OF TERRA now available!

MUSES OF TERRA, the second book in my Codex Antonius series, is now available in ebook and paperback! Here’s the synopsis: Marcus Antonius Cordus thought he’d left his past behind when he escaped Terra six years ago. Namely, being Consular … Continue reading

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Guest Post: DaveBrendon’s Fantasy and Sci-Fi Weblog

MUSES OF ROMA was recently in the Spotlight on DaveBrendon’s Fantasy & Sci-Fi Weblog. He asked me to write about where I got the “Big Idea” for the book. Short answer: Harry Turtledove. And the Muppets.

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MUSES OF ROMA – Prologue and Chapter 1

Now that MUSES OF ROMA (book one of my new sci-fi/alt-history series on the Roman Empire) is released into the wild, I’m free to post the Prologue and Chapter One here. If you like what you see, please check out … Continue reading

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AmWriting: Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding is the process of creating a novel’s exotic setting — its history, geography, cultures, religions, etc. For the purposes of this post, I’m referring to made-up worlds in science-fiction and fantasy novels. So which is better to create first: … Continue reading

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Marcus Antonius?

I like Tor.com’s explanation best for the giant styrofoam head found floating in the Hudson River last week: This past Thursday a giant styrofoam head turned up in the Hudson River. Our suspicion is that it fell through from an … Continue reading

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