Newest Books

The Song of the Orphans

Yeah, it’s been a long wait, but the sequel to The Flight of the Silvers is finally here. And Kirkus Reviews has called it one of the best sci-fi/fantasy books of 2017!

If it’s been a while since you read The Flight of the Silvers, and you don’t know your aeris from a hole in the ground, don’t worry. You can go to the recap section and find a whole bunch of memory refreshers, including a badly-iillustrated plot summary, a character guide, and an Altamerican glossary. That way you can jump right into The Song of the Orphans without having to re-read the first book.

For those of you who already read the novel and have burning questions about it, the Song of the Orphans reader’s FAQ is now officially live.

For more general information about this big fat beast of a sequel, go to the info page.

The Flight of the Silvers

The first book in the Silvers series. Two sisters and four strangers, plucked from their world at the cusp of apocalypse and transported to an Earth they barely recognize. An unprecedented tragedy in 1912 has set history on a different path. Restaurants float through the air like flying saucers, while common household appliances bend the fabric of time. Afflicted with temporal powers they never wanted, and hunted by enemies they never knew they had, the six otherworldly refugees are forced to work together to stay alive. Their only hope: to cross a radically-changed United States and find the one man who can help them.

The Flight of the Silvers was released in 2014, and is widely available as a paperback, e-book, and audiobook. If you’ve read the novel and want to get into the nitty-gritty, see my Flight of the Silvers Reader’s FAQ for more information.

If you’re new to the series and want to learn more, go the Flight of the Silvers info page and the Silvers series general FAQ.


My debut novel, a comedic tale of lies, tricks, and public relations in the pre-social media age. There isn’t a shred of science fiction to be found in this book, but if you like stories about shrewd young publicists and out-of-control media hoaxes, then this one’s for you.

Slick was originally published by Random House/Villard in 2005, but I got the rights back and now I’m releasing it independently through Amazon.

To learn everything you need to know about Slick, go to the info page. If you’ve already read the novel and want to know more, visit the Slick Reader’s FAQ.

Newest News

February 5 – Yep. Still working on The War of the Givens. A completed draft is due to Penguin next January. If I really get my act together, I just might make the deadline.

In the meantime, I’ve been extra quiet on social media because…well, you know how it can suck you in, especially now with all the bang, pow and kaplooey in the news. I’ve been forcing myself away so I can stay focused on the Silvers. Some days are harder than others.

Hey, if you’ve read The Song of the Orphans and have something to say about it, please consider leaving a review on Amazon. They’re extremely helpful to authors for a whole bunch of reasons. Even critical reviews, when thoughtfully written, have value for writers and potential book buyers. We could always use more reviews on Flight of the Silvers too.

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