After more than a decade teaching history, religion, and philosophy, Brian decided to write epic fantasy. He now lives on a steep dirt road in the hills of southern Vermont, where he divides his time between fathering, writing, husbanding, splitting wood, skiing, and adventuring - not necessarily in that order. He can be found on twitter at @brianstaveley, on Facebook as BrianStaveley, and on Google+ as Brian Staveley. His blog, On the Writing of Epic Fantasy, can be found at: bstaveley.wordpress.com.
@Nicholas_Eames Got in some quality sledding last night!
by @BrianStaveley - 3 hours ago
@Nicholas_Eames Southern VT. Cars off the road all over the place last night. No one's got their studded tires on yet...
by @BrianStaveley - 4 hours ago
Winter: trudging up the hill in the night with a sled to go get your friends who are stuck and then coming home to no power. In a good way.
by @BrianStaveley - 7 hours ago
@TheMsBurkhead @justinvondoom Oh, it's staying in...
by @BrianStaveley - yesterday
“Lot of people in this world end up places they didn’t mean to, places they never should have went in the first place.”
bstaveley - 6 hours ago
“Pyrre!” Ela objected, rounding on me. “You canny little ferret. When were you going to tell me? This is too delicious. Something ripping out throats and a budding romance!” She purred contentedly. “Dombâng really is a city of love.”
bstaveley - yesterday
"Most of the time it seemed that love was inextricable from bad judgment."
"I exhaled slowly, silently, feeling my excitement drain out with the air, turned my attention back to the dull business of massacres and lost gods."
"How much could a man love a woman, after all, if he wasn't a little worried she might kill him?"
bstaveley - 10 days ago
People! People! Guess what's on the way!
A brand new Brian Staveley website (designed by the brilliant Jeannine Rochon). We just have the teaser page up now, but for those who head over there and sign up, I'll be sending out a newsletter in the next month packed with images from the notebook (almost fifteen years old) in which I first started plotting The Emperor's Blades; we're talking maps, early character ideas, bizarre name choices--all the behind-the-scenes sausage-making that goes into a novel. We're also giving away some signed books and Kettral t-shirts to early newsletter subscribers, so go take a peek!
Monks, Cartographers, Death: a Blog Round-Up - 7 months ago
I haven’t published anything on here for a while, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy writing posts for other blogs. Here’s a round-up of the latest crop: We’ve All Got It Coming: On the role of death as the ultimate, inevitable spoiler. Cartography and its Discontents: Exploration of the role of the fantasy map, […]
Upcoming Appearances - 7 months ago
Updated tour dates, complete with west coast stops! Come one, come all. Putting together some secret special guest appearances at a few of these stops. Stay tuned! Tuesday March 15, Phoenix Books, Burlington, VT Friday March 18th, Northshire Books, Saratoga Springs, NY Thursday March 24th, Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA Friday March 25, WonderCon, Los Angeles, […]
GUEST POST: Strapped to the Couch, by Marc Turner - 8 months ago
Characters are the building blocks of any good book. The events of a story, no matter how dramatic, won’t touch us in a major way unless we care about the characters, and the feelings for those people will hang around long after the clever plot twists fade from memory. How do you make your characters […]
GUEST POST by Joe Pace: Paper or Plastic; Notebooks, Keyboards, and the Writer’s Brain - 11 months ago
The debate chirps on between the print-mongers and the hip cats with their Kooks and Nindles. I’ve always been a print man; I can’t bring myself to read anything more than a newspaper article on a screen. Even that, I suppose, is a concession, and selling books in digital format has forced me to accept […]
More Books, More Details, and a Reader Poll - one year ago
I GET TO WRITE MORE BOOKS! I GET TO WRITE MORE BOOKS! Actually, I suppose I would be writing more books no matter what. Let me rephrase that: I’M GETTING PAID TO WRITE MORE BOOKS! I’M GETTING PAID TO WRITE MORE BOOKS! The official deal announcement at Publishers’ Marketplace is as brief as it is sweet: I […]
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