The reading room. A collection of book previews, fragments, and other creative endeavors expressed in words.
Tabletop gaming from dice to cards to boards to arpee. Collects thoughts reviews and related content.
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Computer and console gaming including a section dedicated to my solutions to Zachtronics puzzles and reviews and stuff.
Well, I promised a novel...
And I delivered! Rain Shadow has been unpublished because it is included with the full novel that continues the original story. If you happen to have a copy of that book, consider it officially a collector's item as it will never be published on its own again.
I welcome you to check out the new book. It has been a long time coming but it is complete at last and I am very happy with the result. A bit too long to publish in hardcover, the softcover novel is every bit the story that Rain Shadow was and then some. Many of the same characters you may have already gotten to know in the novella return for the novel plus many new characters besides. I hope you enjoy it. You can read a sample here.
You can purchase the novel at Amazon right now by clicking here.
So, I wrote a story.
This brutal little gem is something I got the idea for instantaneously after reading an article. The entire thing was complete in my mind before I sat down to write it. All it required was polishing.
File Discovered on Laptop in Possession of Suspect
A man picks up a woman at a bar and takes her home for a good time.
It will be a night he will remember for the rest of his life.
All 48 hours of it.
So, I published another book
A prequel to Rain Shadow, this is a story of John Smith getting up to the sorts of things he got up to in the years prior to meeting up with Shelby, Bobby and Jake in the novella above. This story is so short it's not even a novella, but instead a novelette. If you liked Rain Shadow, chances are good you'll like this one, too.
Mirror - A Trilogy Tale
Magic mirror on the wall, who's the deadliest one of all?
Children are vanishing in the middle of the night in the American Midwest. John Smith knows that for the case to have fallen into his lap every logical explanation has already been exhausted and the perpetrator was almost certainly not Human. For anyone else, it might have been the case of a lifetime. For Acquisitions Agent John Smith, it was just another Thursday.
John and his partner, the artificial intelligence named Elaine, will have to get to the bottom of this mystery and end these disappearances one way or another. The fate of the world, and his own life, might depend on it.
So, I built (another) website.
I have kicked around ideas for a roleplaying game for years. I have created homebrew stuff for other people's systems and tried my hand at creating my own... over and over again. In addition, I have a crazy shitload of source material in my head.
This is my attempt to put it all in one place.
It really should go without saying, but: Spoiler alert.