Me and my mutt Tyrone out on a typically windy day at Fort Funston (Tyrone has a cameo in Gyre Straits as Astral not Tiberius).
Once, I was innocent as a naïve chrononaut . . . But now—
I believe in the occurrence of temporal cusps or flashpoints, historic inflections where resistance is demanded if the madness would be stopped. In such moments, be it resisting a maniacal developer or virulent religiosity, some of us will feel an urgency to go beyond questioning authority and engage in full-on opposition. My characters—Wesley and Erin Paladin of Gyre Straits and Isabela Instanté of Time’s Deceit and London 1963—of course, tend to agree (although their quests start out naïvely enough).
Both Time’s Deceit and Gyre Straits (London 1963 is a holiday!) are tales of passion and conflict—of laying it all on the line for an outcome that is far from assured. And while those doing the opposing are fierce in their pursuit of outcomes, they also know that their best chance at success includes enjoying the ride.
I live in Northern California with my wife and our dog, Sasha, the Huntress.