Alternate History

The taste-off: the next-to-last sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY

It’s the next-to-last sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY! I hope you’ve enjoyed these wee tastes of the fourth Rucksack Universe adventure. THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY comes out June 16. Preorder today from: The book will also be available in trade paperback. Through June 11, you can enter for a chance to … Read More

Irish voice with a Tibetan face: a sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY

We’re almost to the end of our sneak peek adventures with THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY. Here’s today’s. THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY comes out June 16. Preorder today from: The book will also be available in trade paperback. Through June 11, you can enter for a chance to win 1 of 10 signed copies! … Read More

The sisters, the bartender & the beer: a sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY

Only a few more sneak peeks to go! THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY comes out June 16. Preorder today from: The book will also be available in trade paperback. Through June 11, you can enter for a chance to win 1 of 10 signed copies! (US only) Goodreads Book Giveaway The Lotus and the Barley … Read More

The man in black: a sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY

It’s time for today’s sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY! THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY comes out June 16. Preorder today from: The book will also be available in trade paperback. Through June 11, you can enter for a chance to win 1 of 10 signed copies! (US only) Goodreads Book Giveaway The … Read More

After the Alarm: a sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY

Want a sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY? Over the next few days I’m pulling back the cover so you can have an exclusive taste of the 4th Rucksack Universe adventure. THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY comes out June 16. Preorder today from: The book will also be available in trade paperback. Through … 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

Fantasy novels: LOTUS update

Editing continues on the fourth Rucksack Universe book. My Chief Reader and I are almost done with the manuscript and notes. From there the text goes to my copy editor so he can fix all remaining things I have wrong. (Well, not all of them—I can only ask but so much 🙂 2 other things … Read More

NEW: Get Rucksack Universe e-books from your library with Library Journal, BiblioBoard & SELF-e

A new library-focused partnership from Library Journal and Biblioboard Some good news came in to the Rucksack Press world headquarters this week. A while back I submitted all 3 of my books—The Martini of Destiny, Home Sweet Road, and Forever the Road—to a new e-book service for libraries, SELF-e, from Library Journal and BiblioBoard. I love libraries, … Read More

Birthday Sale! 99¢ Martinis & Win a Book

Happy Birthday to The Martini of Destiny! Two years ago this month, The Martini of Destiny came into the world. Since then the original e-book has been joined by a paperback edition, two more books, and a new cover. Sometimes I can still hardly believe that after so many years of hand-wringing and paralysis by … Read More

%d bloggers like this: