NaNoWriMo Week Two: Halfway to 50K

It’s not even officially the middle of the month, but today I crossed the halfway mark on my 2018 NaNoWriMo novel: To Err. Considering how much I struggled with writing in general these last few years, managing to finish little more than short fiction projects with some dedication and prodding, I am incredibly proud of myself […]

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NaNoWriMo Week One in the Rear View

I’ve been really busy this last week, between keeping on task with my NaNoWriMo novel, work, reading for research and pleasure, and trying to maintain my exercise schedule, I haven’t had much time to update the blog. I’m about to sit down and slap today’s word count goal into submission, but I thought I’d offer […]

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Coming Halloween 2018: Cadenza

Actual years have fallen by the wayside in the days since I last released a piece of fiction, swallowed in the bottomless pit of time, but this Halloween I break my silence at long last with a dark fantasy short story that promises to leave you feeling empty and cold and longing for the light […]

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Lorelei

A companion story to the Serpent of Time series, Lorelei tells the story of the heroine’s parents and the love they once shared for each other. LORELEI By Jennifer Melzer Drawing the brush through the flowing tangles of her hair, Ygritte’s back teeth clenched tight together. She gripped the brush handle with such force the […]

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Imaginary Heroes: Geralt of Rivia

The first time I met Geralt of Rivia I was standing in the magazine aisle at the local grocery store. He was staring back at me from the cover of some PC gamer magazine I have long-since forgotten the title of, and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings was set to launch for PC. The […]

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Imaginary Heroes: Severus Snape

I remember reading an interview with J.K. Rowling right around the time The Order of the Phoenix came out in which the interviewer asked Rowling if Professor Severus Snape was truly irredeemable. She said he’d done unforgivable things, that some people are just bad and that’s all there is to it, but even then I […]

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