Monday, February 29, 2016

Magic Comes to Whiteport: now available!

I'm delighted to announce that my second book, Magic Comes to Whiteport, has now been published and is available on the Kindle store.

I owe a great many thanks to everyone who helped me over the past months.  Their suggestions, careful editing, and thoughtful analysis have been invaluable.

The CreateSpace process has begun, and hopefully a paperback version will accompany the e-book within a few weeks.

Here's a look at the cover, for which I am indebted to Lia Black.  She went above and beyond the call of duty to help me translate idea into image.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Word Of The Day

(spla:ntʃ' ō man sē)

The practice of studying the entrails of dead or dying human sacrifices, especially in order to predict the future.  Also see anthropomancy.

Lia Black and I happened upon this spectacular word, while looking for something fun to do on a Saturday a different word.  We immediately recognised it as vital information that needs to be shared, for science and the good of humanity.

See if you can use this in conversation.  People will be so alarmed impressed!

Also, I think it sounds vaguely onomatopoeic.