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Tales from the Ragged Edge · 6h ago

A Cover Reveal & a Word About Representation

I’ve shared this cover on Facebook and Twitter the other day, but I was saving putting it up on my blog until I had a few minutes to talk about the book and representation. When looking at o...
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 4W ago

Writing Playlists – 5 Examples

Some writers need silence to work their magic. I’ve never understood them. Chalk it up to a touch of ADHD that went undiagnosed until earlier this year. That’s given me several decades to de...
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 1M ago

A Conspiracy of Feathers

When I created Anwat al Masewei over twenty years ago, I didn’t ever think it would bring me here. I was engaged to my second wife, an artist, and we had the idea to do a fantasy comic book....
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 1M ago

Descent into Dystopia: Cobalt City Edition

I know I’ve discussed the current Cobalt City novel RESISTANCE once or twice before. For new readers (or those with the memory of goldfish), RESISTANCE is the novel I started last November a...
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 1M ago

The Storm Haunts the Horizon

He hears thunder and steps outside, eyes on the horizon. He’s been hearing thunder. It’s been more frequent since November 8th. Still no storm. But it’s coming. If history has taught him any...
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 2M ago

View from the Trenches–On Deep Edits

If you’ve been reading this blog for long enough, you’ve probably heard me talk about Of Rooks and Ravens, the big, weird fantasy novel set in the world of Ravensgate. If you have missed all...
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 3M ago

In Memory of a Model Adult

When you’re a kid, there’s this concept of the “cool house” where everyone hangs out. I was fortunate as a teen growing up in Durango in that we had several such homes. Places where we could...
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 4M ago

Travel: Writing Research

That’s the dream, right? Pack the bags and fuck off to some far-away place for an indulgent period of time to write, research, absorb your surroundings, and write some more. If you’re like m...
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 4M ago

Behind the Story: The Complicated Journey of Madjack

On May 16th, Meerkat Press will release their eagerly awaited superhero anthology Behind the Mask. (It’s available for pre-order now and the advance reviews have been great and the table of ...
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 5M ago

Evolution of a Character: Gato Loco

I don’t know how other authors do it, but at least in my case, it’s uncommon for a character to leap fully-formed from brain to paper. I find that often times the character comes together in...