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Grandfather Anonymous

Silhouette of a man in front of tech background

The time has come, everyone. Grandfather Anonymous is now AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. It’s been a long time in the works, and I hope you’ll grab a copy of this Minnesota-based cyber thriller.

Ajay was one of the best hackers in the world when he retired from the NSA, and a lonely life in a heavily surveilled Minnesota town hasn’t dulled his skills one bit, thank you very much. When his estranged daughter knocks on his door with her two daughters in tow, he hopes it’s his chance to become part of her family again.

But she needs more than just a sitter for his two willful granddaughters. She needs someone to keep them safe — from who, she won’t say.

Before, he failed at being a father so badly that he’s afraid he can never make amends. Thrust back into a world of secrecy and cyberwarfare, Ajay now must uncover what makes his granddaughters valuable — and dangerous.


This is a story about a grandfather being awesome, AS THEY OFTEN ARE. My own grandfather was immune to pain, an inventor, and the guy who taught me how to mix a manhattan (the secret ingredient is “lots of booze.”)

Who were your grandfathers? What kinds of cool stuff do(did) they do? Let me know in the comments, and oh, hey, don’t forget to pick up a copy of the book, too.

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Cover Reveal: Peace in an Age of Metal and Men

*emerges from underground writing bunker*

Oh, hey, everyone. It’s been a while. I’ve been down there working the Novel Forge all winter. Haven’t really been paying attention to what’s happening topside. I trust you all have been taking good care of everything?

*reads news*

*slinks back into bunker* Continue reading Cover Reveal: Peace in an Age of Metal and Men

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Why Novellas are the New Awesome

GritAndGraceCoverNovellas are so cool these days. So awesome.

Before I started writing I had never heard of a novella. I had to look it up. They’re roughly 10k-15k words, so they’re around a fifth of a short novel. They aren’t short stories. Short stories are capped at around 5k. When I was first trying to publish stories, I found absolutely no outlets for novellas. Either they didn’t exist or they were so well hidden that I never found them.

Now they’re all the rage. Brian McClellan wrote piles of them for his Powder Mage series. Matt Wallace has some standalone novellas coming out on Tor soon. Kevin Hearne, Delilah Dawson, and Chuck Wendig are smashing three novellas together into and selling it in one delicious piece. And yeah, I have mine out now, too. Continue reading Why Novellas are the New Awesome