3 Rules in Search of Galway Pradesh Stout

It’s a hard life, creating a universe. When your wee world has a beer so rich and vibrant that it’s a character all its own, you have to find out what that beer is like in real life. With my work, homebrewing meets fantasy fiction, and there are 3 rules for searching out one beer … Read more

Giveaway Winners

The wait is over! Thank you to everyone who entered and shared both giveaways for The Martini of Destiny. One was through my website and social media, and the other was through Goodreads. 80 people were entered into the giveaway through my site. Namaste and thank you! But… Goodreads… OMG. According to Goodreads, an average … Read more

Giveaway Closed, Winners Soon

Thank you to everyone who entered the The Martini of Destiny giveaway! The response has more than I could have hoped, and I am so amazed and humbled. The giveaways are now closed, and I’ll be announcing winners soon! P.S. Psst, over here. Home Sweet Road, the latest Rucksack Universe novella, is coming out soon. … Read more

[Giveaway Closed] Last Day to Win $25 + Free Books

It’s Jan. 7… which means it’s the last day to enter The Martini of Destiny giveaway! Enter by 11:59 pm PT, and you could win… One of 5 free autographed and numbered trade paperback copies (retail price, US$8.99) Free e-books for Kindle, Kobo, iPad and other e-readers (.mobi and .epub formats; retail price, US$2.99 each) And… … Read more

Happy Holidays from Snowgene!

Ah, my Trusty Reader, thank you for another year. As we head toward the holidays, I wanted to thank you for being with me on this journey through life, stories and good beer. Good company makes it easier to live the world—and far more fun. I also wanted to let you know about a few … Read more

The Martini of Destiny: Now Available in Paperback

I love that new book smell. I’ve been breathing it in ever since getting the first proofs of the trade paperback edition of The Martini of Destiny. And now, after much ado about printing and after many requests to bring this urban fantasy novella to paperback, I am so, so stoked to give you what … Read more

Tomorrow, the Paperback. Here’s the Cover Now.

It’s almost here. Tomorrow, Dec. 10, the trade paperback edition of The Martini of Destiny will be available at Amazon, Createspace, and bookstores online and all over the world. In the meantime, here’s the full cover for you (click for a larger version):

[Giveaway Closed] Win $25 + The Martini of Destiny

Enter the Giveaway by Jan. 7! The Martini of Destiny is available in both e-book and trade paperback as of Dec. 10, 2013. Enter the free book giveaway today, and you could win… One of 5 free autographed and numbered trade paperback copies (retail price, US$8.99) Free e-books for Kindle, Kobo, iPad and other e-readers … Read more

Beyond the Pin: A Small Taste of Hong Kong

Over on The Martini of Destiny Pinterest Board, there’s this photo (outlined here in red): A street more clogged with little red top van-taxi-things than New York City is with yellow cabs. Bright signs that I can’t read, hanging between buildings. A sense of much going on in a very compact space. It’s a street … Read more