The Island

There’s nothing more satisfying than working with a wonderful author. S. Usher Evans has been a friend of Backlit Web longer than I can remember, twitter time, but now she has a new book! Let’s hear the news from Ms. Evans herself:   Introducing the...

Decision Time

Three years ago I started a novel. It turned into Rock Hopper. Half way through Rock Hopper, I wrote Olivia’s Field, but I kept returning to the Trojan War universe to write more about Rock Hopper’s characters. They had reasons for the choices they made. Most of those...

Planning and Plotting

I’m a planner. I have a plan b, a contingency plan and then a couple more besides. The decision tree never ends, why should the planning? I write, after all, and this planning is really plotting. There are many plans in action at one time, too. Sometimes the plan...

Prejudice, Experience, and Education

I can’t afford the price of selfishness. Seeing more of the world, both in person and through the eyes of new-found internet friends, educates me and makes sitting in my comfortable life a little less easy. Sometimes it adds discontentedness to the equation, for...