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I am a reader, writer, and publisher of speculative fiction, and this is my online home. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, put your feet up, and enjoy a blog post or two. If you enjoy complex, imaginative fiction, please consider giving my writing a try.

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Chronicles of Ytria

Planet Ytria is unassuming. One million human inhabitants occupy a smattering of walled city-states with feudal governments and social caste systems. Crossbows and siege weaponry are new technologies.

From the perspective of the Galactic Consortium, Ytria is nothing more than a footnote in the starmap registries of their empire. It is unlawful for citizens of the Consortium to intervene in the lives of people on such a world as Ytria—except that the individual who entered Ytria's database records made a mistake.

As a result, visitors from across the Consortium have been arriving on Ytria, some with hostile intent, others merely foolish or careless. The impact of all these encounters will remain with the inhabitants of Ytria for millennia to come. These are the stories of those Ytrians whose lives were forever changed by the visitors from the stars.

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New Release: Chronicles of Ytria

Sunday, October 31, 2021
in which I announce the release of my third short story collection
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Chronicles of Ytria Preview

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
in which I share the author afterword for my upcoming story collection
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The Laundry List

Saturday, October 9, 2021
in which I spell out my plan for actually doing all of the things I’ve been neglecting
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Reductive Thinking

Sunday, July 18, 2021
in which I have some fun generating synopses for my novels
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Nine Years of Writing and Publishing

Friday, July 16, 2021
in which I share what I've learned nearly a decade on from deciding to take writing seriously
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