Writing Race

You may or may not know this, but on my website there is a page called “IAQs,” which stands for Intelligently Asked Questions. My readers are, by and large, a very smart bunch, and sometimes they ask me really interesting things that I (in my hubris) think others might be interested in, too. Guys, I LOVE answering your smart questions. It makes me feel like I’m not alone in a career that’s mostly solitary. If you’ve got a question about the Old World or my books or my characters, I encourage you to leave them in the comments on that … Continue reading

Updated With Photos: Boulder Research Trip

Back in January, I posted a blog about my four-day research trip to Boulder, CO for Boundary Lines. With the book coming out in just over a week(!), I thought it would be a fun time to update and expand on the real-life locations that inspired the novel’s fictional events. Here’s how the original research trip broke down: (Warning: if you work really hard at figuring things out, I suppose this could contain vague spoilers for Boundary Lines.) Saturday I. Breakfast with friends My flight left Madison at 5:08 in the morning, and I arrived in Denver just after eight a.m. After … Continue reading