Discovered! The Lost Novels Of Nellie Bly!

It was the first day of December, 2019, and like Alice, I was down a rabbit hole. I was working on a short-story follow-up to What Girls Are Good For, my 2018 novel following the early career of groundbreaking undercover reporter Nellie Bly. My new story took place...
The Punisher, or The Danger of Rooting for Villains

The Punisher, or The Danger of Rooting for Villains

I recently watched The Punisher series on Netflix. I was hesitant going in. Not because I thought it would be bad, quite the opposite. John Bernthal is terrific, absolutely compelling to watch. The whole production team did a spectacular job. And they almost – almost...

HNS Preview IV – Biographies

The volume I put together for the HNS Conference in Denver this weekend has something that will hopefully make my fellow writer's hearts go pitter-pat. Not only is there a 150-page glossary. There are also biographies of all the major Fight Masters of the late...

HNS Preview III – Sword Parts – Rapier

This is for Sam Hubbard, who rightly called me out for the last diagram I posted. It didn't do foible, mid blade, and forte, or true edge and false edge. This is a diagram created by the amazing David Woolley, my first instructor in Rapier-Dagger, that's part...