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 is the author of The Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne series, and the standalone novel Skullsworn.
A very nice write-up of the books over on Kotaku...
by @bstaveley - one month ago
"A line from Hendren bubbles up in Gwenna's pain-drenched mind: Just because you’re dying doesn’t me...
by @bstaveley - 4 months ago
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by @bstaveley - 5 months ago
Voting on the Stabby Awards is open! Have at it!
by @bstaveley - 6 months ago
A short little winter story I wrote a couple years back. Worth clicking through for the artwork, if ...
by @bstaveley - 7 months ago
Monks, Cartographers, Death: a Blog Round-Up - 2 years 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 - 2 years 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 - 2 years 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 - 2 years 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 - 2 years 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 […]