It’s here: WANDER, the next Rucksack Universe novel!

Wow oh wow oh wow. For years this idea was in my head. Now it’s here. Follow the Black Road, yall. WANDER is out now, worldwide, in e-book and trade paperback. Here’s how to get your copy Become a $5+ patron Apple Books Amazon Kobo Books2Read Paperbacks also available from your favorite physical or online … Read more

The things we might write home about

Every choice leads to another decision. So does not choosing. We all come from somewhere. Are going somewhere. We all look back sometimes and marvel at how far away it all is. Where we came from. Where we might go back again. What will it be like? What will we be like? Or maybe it’s … Read more

The things not explained

Life is a chance. A decision and a destiny. Every moment and pause, every inhale and exhale. Yes or no. We go where we go. We follow who we follow. Sometimes we ask why. Sometimes we just go. Always there are questions. Sometimes there are answers. Mostly, there are things not explained. Yet on we … Read more

The road none take

There are roads we all follow. There are crossroads we ponder. And then there are the roads that none dare travel. What if the road that no one will set foot on is the only road left to you? Where will it take you? From those darkest shadows, will you find a light? When you … Read more

Wander paperbacks on the way

A week ago, I was knee-deep in online proofs for Wander. I set up my books for paperback with 2 companies. As I’m writing this on Sept. 21, physical proof copies of Wander are on their way to me in Oregon. By the time this gets to you, I’ll probably be flipping through a paperback … Read more

Get WANDER, the next Rucksack Universe adventure

Things are trucking along well for Wander. Over the past few weeks, I’ve set up ISBNs, done some other behind-the-scenes things, and am about to set up and start getting print copies (squee!). Are you ready for the next Rucksack Universe adventure? Wander will be released in e-book and paperback on Oct. 19, 2018. However… … Read more

The time and place of Wander

“Do you have a phone on you that I can use?” asked Wander. “Or maybe wifi?” “Phones have cords and wires and are in buildings,” said Awen, “and I’m nobody’s wife.” “Not wife. Wifi. Wireless. It’s for the internet.” “Enter what net? Are you supposed to be fishing?” “No… look, it’s 2018,” said Wander. “How … Read more

It’s here! The cover of Wander + pre-orders now available +

Yall’ve been so patient with me. It’s been two years since The Lotus and the Barley came out—the last book, it turns out, that I would write with a small child in a carrier on my back. And… I’m tearing up. Ahem. I now have a first-grader boy and a self-described “fixer girl.” But here … Read more

Rucksack Universe update: Wander cover coming soon

In further exciting news, my cover designer had sent me mock-ups of what the Wander cover might look like. Chief Reader and I extensively reviewed and discussed the designs… and then I sent my designer the go-ahead. Stay tuned: Soon you’ll be among the first to see the cover for Wander, the next Rucksack Universe … Read more

Rucksack Universe update: Novel leads to short story

When your main character is ten thousand years old, sometimes one story can point you to another that you have to do up too. While underway on drafting Wet, the seventh Rucksack Universe book, I had to veer onto a wee tangent for a bit. Wet deals with something from Rucksack’s past that comes to … Read more