Monthly Archives: April 2015

Santa Margarita Intermediate School

I had a nice Skype visit with students from Santa Margarita Intermediate School today. They asked great questions that showed their intelligence and imagination. My thanks to them and to librarian Jenny Todd and IT guy Mark for making it happen. … Continue reading

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Octopus Vortex

Lookie, it’s the cover of the German edition of California Bones. Looks gritty! Knochenzauber translates to “bone magic,” if Google is to be trusted. This is the first non-English edition of any of my books, so this is pretty rad. And … Continue reading

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A few of my book synopses

Here are the synopses I used to sell three of my books. A lot of writers will tell you they hate writing synopses. Well, I’m here to tell you that they probably don’t hate it as much as I do. … Continue reading

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Proposal – California Bones

This is my synopsis/proposal for California Bones, the first book in an adult contemporary fantasy trilogy. Some general notes and context here. BACKGROUND The Osteomancer’s Son is a heist story and family saga taking place in an alternate Los Angeles, built … Continue reading

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Synopsis – The Boy at the End of the World

This is my synopsis for The Boy at the End of the World, a middle-grade science fiction novel. Note that I go out of my way not to call it a science fiction novel, because science fiction is usually called … Continue reading

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Synopsis – Kid vs. Squid

This is the synopsis for Kid vs. Squid, a middle-grade contemporary fantasy. Some general notes and context. about my synopses here. Evil sorcery. A head in a box. Jellyfish boys. Nasty pizza. These are just some of the threats faced by … Continue reading

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