For the fourth time, the series has an illustration by Gregory Manchess. and for the fourth time, I couldn't possibly be happier. I love the cold, wintry quality of this one.
You can read "House of Dreams" here.
By now, it should be clear that I plan to tell the story of the entire wizards' war through the eyes of Kapitänleutnant Franz-Karl Ritter and his superior, Sir Tobias Gracchus Willoughby-Quirk. I have the story arc roughed out through the end of the war and one story beyond. It's a fun project, if a touch dark, and I look forward to the next several years working on it.
And let us not forget . . .
Janis Ian's Pearl Foundation charity auction continues apace. The personalized poem by Jane Yolen (let me repeat that -- Jane Yolen could write a poem about you!) is still in the affordable range. As is my own story in a bottle. Christmas is coming, and somebody you love a lot would be amazed by something on that list. Go take a look.
You can find the auction here.
And also . . .
Dragonstairs Press is still selling my 3"x3" accordion folded story, Tumbling. Marianne commissioned me to write this story, specifying that it should be about Lizzie O'Brien, possibly her favorite character among all those I've written. (Every now and then she urges me to write the Lizzie O'Brien YA novel I've got on the back burner.) What could I do but obey? I love that woman.
You can find the Dragonstairs site here.