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.
Wikipedia is having a fund drive. Sort of amazing that they're one of the top 10 websites in the world and don't advertise.
by @BrianStaveley - an hour ago
@RichardPF I'm really excited about this one. Definitely a change of pace--told in 1st person. Only one POV...
by @BrianStaveley - 1 hours ago
RT @RichardPF: My Fav Novels of 2016 https://t.co/BniLR6iMIJ @klingonguy @robertjbennett @FletcherMR @BrianStaveley @T_Frohock #FridayReads
@RichardPF @klingonguy @robertjbennett @FletcherMR @T_Frohock Thanks, Richard! Much appreciated!
Two days ago this character didn't exist. Now she feels like a person I've known for a month. Writing is cool.
by @BrianStaveley - 19 hours ago
bstaveley - 23 hours ago
If you're looking for signed editions of any of my books for the holidays, give Bartleby's Books a ring. They're my small local bookshop, and they're handling all my signed editions at the moment.
bstaveley - 3 days ago
Psst! Want to read the prologue to Skullsworn? 'Cause here it is...
bstaveley - 7 days ago
Cool! Kirkus choose The Last Mortal Bond as one of the top ten SF/F picks of 2016! There are some seriously great books filling out the rest of the list, if you're looking for gifts over the holidays, or for your own reading pleasure...
bstaveley - 16 days ago
An old piece on W.H. Auden by Edward Mendelson. Current events sent me hunting for it. Resonates even more powerfully with me than the first time I stumbled across it...
bstaveley - 17 days ago
Oh yeah! I forgot to mention that in the Unhewn Throne omnibus, there's a sneak peek of Skullsworn!
Monks, Cartographers, Death: a Blog Round-Up - 8 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - one year 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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