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CyberMonday sale

This year, give them the universe… the Rucksack Universe! Through Dec. 4, e-book bundles and signed paperback bundles are on sale through my author store. Each bundle includes all 4 Rucksack Universe books: E-book Bundle, $5 (list price, $15.99) Signed Paperback Bundle, $29.99 + FREE shipping* (list price, $49.99) Happy Holidays! * Free shipping applies … Read More

What I’m doing now, September & October 2016

Me in a nutshell I’ve been a full-time self-employed professional writer for 5 years. I’m the author of 4 travel fantasy books in my Rucksack Universe series. I write about craft beer. I help other people with their online content and marketing. Outside of my home office, I spend lots of time with my wife, … Read More

10 ways you can support this indie author & THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY

A quick favor for The Lotus and the Barley? By now, you’ve likely heard about my latest Rucksack Universe novel, The Lotus and the Barley. There’s good momentum building, but the more momentum the better for my books, especially this fourth installment in the series. It’s also an exciting time because this book comes out … Read More

It’s here! THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY, out now

It’s been an amazing journey, and I’m so, so thrilled to tell you that, at long last, The Lotus and the Barley, the fourth Rucksack Universe adventure, is out now in e-book and paperback! Readers are saying they were “totally blown away” and were “surprised and delighted at every page.” You can get your copy now, … Read More

Release Date for New Rucksack Universe Travel Fantasy Novel

Available June 16, 2016: THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY This is a special day at St. Clair World HQ. It’s my wife’s birthday (happy birthday, my love!). And, it’s also 10 years ago to the day that we found our house. In 2006, when we first saw the room that is now my office, it … Read More

What’s the first line of my next book?

As you might’ve seen, I’m now underway on my final proof and out-loud read-through of my fourth Rucksack Universe book, THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY. And if you were wondering, here’s the first line: And if you want that in good ole text: No one knew about the problem until the alarm rang, but Feckniss … Read More

Oregon Business: Can Eugene Sell Itself — Without Selling Out?

I’ve lived in Eugene since 2000 and have seen how much this small city is changing—and how it also resists changing. It was really cool to get to write about this balance and conflict for the February 2016 edition of Oregon Business: Full article: Oregon Business – Can Eugene Sell Itself — Without Selling Out?

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Fantasy Book Savings!

Oh my oh my how I’ve been looking forward to this. If you’ve been planning to get the Rucksack Universe for someone on your gift list, there’s no better time than now to save big on e-books, signed paperbacks, and book bundles! These Black Friday savings are good through Nov. 30, so you can save … Read More

FOREVER THE ROAD is a Fantasy Best Book of 2015

I just got some pretty incredible news. Which I’ll preface by saying, so, I’m not much of a winner. I was never much for athletics. I did pretty well at public speaking in high school, and did some decent placing in forensics competitions for things like live readings. But I’ve never won contests or awards. … Read More

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