News & Announcements

Machineries of Empire trilogy acquired by Solaris Books

My hexarchate books, now called the Machineries of Empire, have been acquired by Solaris Books [The Bookseller]. The first volume, Ninefox Gambit, is due out in June 2016.

The Fox’s Tower and Other Tales

My fairy tale/flash fiction collection The Fox’s Tower and Other Tales is now available in ebook format from the following places:
Barnes & Noble
Google Play


If you’d like a taste, most of the stories are (and will remain) freely available in the flashfic section of this site. However, there are four all-new stories and an introduction. If you’d like to show your support, please consider purchasing a copy or spreading the word!

Cover art by the talented Mariya Olshevska.

Table of Contents:

1. The Fox’s Tower
2. Carousel Foals
3. The Third Song
4. Candles
5. The Crane Wife
6. Raven Tracks
7. Magician’s Feast
8. The Mermaid’s Teeth
9. The Dragon Festival
10. The River Soldier
11. The Fox’s Forest
12. The Melancholy Astromancer
13. Harvesting Shadows
14. The Stone-Hearted Soldier
15. The Gate of Bells
16. The Workshop
17. The School of the Empty Book
18. How the Andan Court
19. The Last Angel
20. The Virtues of Magpies
21. Two Bakeries
22. The Witch and Her Lover
23. Moonwander
24. The Palace of the Dragons
25. Hibernation
26. The Red Braid
27. Sand and Sea
28. The Birdsong Flute
29. Two Payments
30. A Single Pebble
31. The Pale Queen’s Sister
32. The Sunlit Horse
33. Tiger Wives
34. Dew-Weighted Roses
35. The Firziak Mountains
36. The Rose and the Peacock
37. The Youngest Fox
38. The Witch and the Traveler
39. Thunder
40. The Godsforge
About the Author


I now have a page up on Patreon. For those who haven’t heard of this before, it’s crowdfunding, but on a monthly basis for continuing support, rather than one-offs like most Kickstarters. In my case, I’m raising additional money for writing and other creative projects (music, art).

You can support at any level from $1 on up, and the site will charge you monthly. There are a few backer awards at various levels of support (two slots left for monthly writing critiques!), and I’m definitely open to hearing suggestions for other awards (you can reach me by email at

As a bonus, all patrons have patron-only sneak peeks at snippets of works in progress.

If you’d like to help out, please take a look, and thank you!

Latest fiction

Gamer’s End

Your realm is a vast one: worlds upon worlds you’ve never heard of. Some have more strategic value than others. The Taurags care a great deal about what they call honor. They make a point of sparing civilian targets. But your people are still losing.