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

Get behind the scenes of my writing life

  Since 2013, Patreon has helped fans all over the world financially back content creators, from visual artists to video makers, podcasters to writers. A couple of years ago, I first learned about Patreon, and today I back creators on there. Patreon is similar to Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, except that instead of pledging one time, … 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

Rucksack Universe update: The Roving Fiddler

While at fiddle camp, I wasn’t working overall, but I continued to write every day. I also wanted to try out a slightly different project. I wanted to figure out a short story that might go with the fiddle camp, but also work in the Rucksack Universe. So I figured out a story about Aisling, … Read more

Announcing the release date for WANDER, the next Rucksack Universe novel

The new can’t-miss Rucksack Universe prequel novel Oct. 16, 1834 The explosion that comes to be known as The Blast burns across Ireland and England. The fires alter the course of history. A new era begins: “AB” or, “After Blast.” Oct. 19, 1834 After failing at his most crucial moment, a burned and broken hero … Read more

Rucksack Universe update: Wander nearly ready, new manuscript underway

Last week I did something I’m so excited to tell you about. I signed off on the copy-edited manuscript of Wander. Yup. That’s right. My copy editor and I had some final discussion about a few points, I made some last tweaks and polishes, then told him we were good to go. What’s next? I’m … Read more

Sneak peek of Wander, the next Rucksack Universe book

“How did you know it was my birthday?” asked Wander. Sitting behind his desk at the front of the hostel, the elderly proprietor looked up from his computer and smiled. “Your passport,” he replied. “Twenty. A wonderful year. A time when many things may change.” Wander smiled back. The past five years had been nothing … Read more

Rucksack Universe update

2018 is a year of shorts. For ages I’ve been wanting to do more Rucksack Universe short stories. I’ve been practicing, seeing what works and doesn’t work in my odd wee story brain. Now, after much experimenting, I’ve been submitting stories to various publications. Some are longer, some are under 1,500 words. Some will be … Read more

What I’m doing now, February 2018

Donating a signed 4-book Rucksack Universe set for the Mar. 10 “Suddenly Sleepy Saturday” for raising awareness of the sleep disorder narcolepsy. . . . #narcolepsy #narcolepsyawareness #eugene #eugeneauthor #books #bookstagram #donations #oregon #oregonauthor #authorlife A post shared by Anthony St. Clair (@rucksackpress) on Jan 30, 2018 at 9:47am PST Writer, wonderer, wanderer: Me in … Read more