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A Taste Of “A Nuwisha Walks Into A Bar”

Most people know me through my work on Vampire: The Masquerade or White Wolf/Onyx Path RPG books in general. Not many know that I also do a lot of work in fiction and on other RPGs, covering a range of topics. This “A Taste Of” series features samples of my work from areas most people might not know about, along with places you can buy the book to read more!

Since I started doing this series, another Classic World of Darkness fiction project was released, so I’m circling back around to that. I was asked by the wonderful and talented Jess Hartley to contribute a story to an anthology about the Fera, the non-wolf werecreatures. I instantly asked if I could use the Nuwisha, and she let me use the Corax to book. I decided to write the “other side” of my other Apocalypse story, “The Magadon Job.” And thus was created “A Nuwisha Walked Into A Bar.”

If you like this first part, you can read the rest in Songs of the Sun and Moon. You can get it from DriveThruFiction right now!

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A Taste Of “In The Name Of The Empire”

Most people know me through my work on Vampire: The Masquerade or White Wolf/Onyx Path RPG books in general. Not many know that I also do a lot of work in fiction and on other RPGs, covering a range of topics. This “A Taste Of” series features samples of my work from areas most people might not know about, along with places you can buy the book to read more!

A few years ago, Gareth Michael-Skarka asked me to write a short story for his wuxia-western fantasy world called Far West. He mentioned that the idea came from a discussion on how the cowboy and the samurai have a lot of tropes in common. I noticed that the American detective tradition also had a lot in common with them (the outsider who brings order to a disordered society), and from there I wrote “In The Name Of The Empire.” It’s a detective story that is less about the mystery and more about the detective herself.

If you like this first part, you can read the rest in Tales of the Far West. You can get it from Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, or DriveThruFiction.

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A Taste Of “Quantum Crisis”

Most people know me through my work on Vampire: The Masquerade or White Wolf/Onyx Path RPG books in general. Not many know that I also do a lot of work in fiction and on other RPGs, covering a range of topics. This “A Taste Of” series features samples of my work from areas most people might not know about, along with places you can buy the book to read more!

Mark Truman of Magpie Games (and now, involved with the amazing Firefly RPG) asked me to write for two anthologies, both for games he Kickstarted that ended up acquiring anthology stretch goals. The second was for We Are Dust, a collection of stories about the end of the world. We agreed that I could do some “junk science” sci-fi stuff, and I found a great conspiracy theory about endless power derived from quantum particles. The rest became “Quantum Crisis.” If you like blockbuster movie-style crisis stories, you’ll like this.

If you do like this first part and want to read the rest, you can get We Are Dust from DriveThruFiction, on Amazon Kindle, or directly from Magpie Games! Continue reading A Taste Of “Quantum Crisis”

A Taste Of “I Knew Him”

Most people know me through my work on Vampire: The Masquerade or White Wolf/Onyx Path RPG books in general. Not many know that I also do a lot of work in fiction and on other RPGs, covering a range of topics. This “A Taste Of” series features samples of my work from areas most people might not know about, along with places you can buy the book to read more!

Moving away from the World of Darkness, Mark Truman of Magpie Games (and now, of Firefly RPG fame) asked me to write for two anthologies, both for games he Kickstarted that ended up acquiring anthology stretch goals. The first was for By No Means Vulgar, a collection of “remixed” Shakespearean stories. I decided to take a 1940s spin at Hamlet, which ended up being “I Knew Him.”

If you like this first part and want to read the rest of the story, you can get By No Means Vulgar from DriveThruFiction, Amazon Kindle, Indie Press Revolution, or directly from Magpie Games!

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A Taste Of “Second Chances”

Most people know me through my work on Vampire: The Masquerade or White Wolf/Onyx Path RPG books in general. Not many know that I also do a lot of work in fiction and on other RPGs, covering a range of topics. This “A Taste Of” series features samples of my work from areas most people might not know about, along with places you can buy the book to read more!

Rounding out my tour of World of Darkness fiction (so far — there’s more to come!), Rose Bailey asked me to write a Vampire: The Requiem long story/short novella for her Strix Chronicle Anthology. We talked ideas back and forth for a while, and she told me what she really wanted was a noir-feeling story about betrayal. From there, I was able to put together exactly that. If you like crime drama and stories of amnesiac vampires, you’ll like “Second Chances.”

If you like this first part and want to read the rest of the novella, you can pick up The Strix Chronicle Anthology from DriveThruFiction!

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A Taste Of “Just A Bite”

Most people know me through my work on Vampire: The Masquerade or White Wolf/Onyx Path RPG books in general. Not many know that I also do a lot of work in fiction and on other RPGs, covering a range of topics. This “A Taste Of” series features samples of my work from areas most people might not know about, along with places you can buy the book to read more!

This taste continues the World of Darkness theme, but moving into the new World of Darkness. Matt McFarland wanted me to do something interesting and creepy while setting up the (then) upcoming God-Machine Chronicle setting and rules update. I remembered an article I found about zombie ants, and the story just evolved from there. It’s a story of unrequited love, archaeology, and not-at-all sexy biting called “Just A Bite.”

If you like this first part and want to read the rest of the story, you can pick up The God-Machine Chronicle at DriveThruFiction!

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A Taste Of “The Magadon Job”

Most people know me through my work on Vampire: The Masquerade or White Wolf/Onyx Path RPG books in general. Not many know that I also do a lot of work in fiction and on other RPGs, covering a range of topics. This “A Taste Of” series features samples of my work from areas most people might not know about, along with places you can buy the book to read more!

The first taste isn’t too far from what people know. It comes from Rites of Renown, a Werewolf: The Apocalypse anthology. Bill Bridges asked me to contribute a story to it, and I decided to write a monkeywrench caper. It’s two parts Leverage and one part pack politics. If you love werewolf snark and abducted family members, you’ll probably enjoy “The Magadon Job.”

If you like this first part, you can read the rest in Rites of Renown, available through DriveThruFiction.com! Continue reading A Taste Of “The Magadon Job”