Maps for the Shattered Sigil series

These maps are included in print and ebook editions of the 3rd novel of the trilogy, The Labyrinth of Flame, and are the work of excellent artist/author Curtis Craddock.

Map of Western Arkennland

Map of Eastern Arkennland

Map of Prosul Akheba and surrounding Clanlands

Other Artwork

Ninavel Artwork

Andreas Rocha did this wonderful art of the city of Ninavel, from the Shattered Sigil series. (Click the image to see a larger version!)



Q&A on gender issues in SFF at Fantastical Imaginations (along with authors Teresa Frohock, Elspeth Cooper, Francis Knight, and Anne Lyle): Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

SFF Writer's Chat transcript, at SF Signal, in which I talk about epic fantasy, my influences, the magic in the Shattered Sigil books, and more.

Only The Best SciFi, in which I get asked some truly unique (and fun) questions, as well as talk about the difference between writing my first novel and my second one.

Fantastical Imaginations, in which I talk about my favorite books and share how much of my personal mountaineering experience went into The Whitefire Crossing.

Individual "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit's r/Fantasy forum: in which I answer all manner of questions on everything from worldbuilding to figure skating.

Fantasy Book Cafe, in which I discuss the details of my worldbuilding and my motives in writing certain characters.

Stumptown Books: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3, in which I talk about everything from narrative choices and cover art to my favorite climbs.

"Ask Me Anything" on Reddit - a group interview with 9 other fantasy novelists, in which posters asked us questions about anything under the sun

Speculate! Podcast - podcast interview discussing how my experiences climbing (and even figure skating!) influenced The Whitefire Crossing, what it's like to write the second novel, and more.

Chimeras, talking about engineering vs. writing and giving a sneak peek of what to expect in The Tainted City

Rising Shadow, talking about what it's like to write a novel, favorite fantasy authors, how I got started climbing, and more.

Fantasy Book Critic, talking about my journey to publication, writing Whitefire's sequel The Tainted City, ebooks and the state of fantasy literature, and lots more.

Yet There Are Statues, talking about adventure fantasy, the history of mountaineering, YA vs. adult, among other things.

The Qwillery, sharing my most interesting writing quirk, which character was easiest to write, and more.

Guest Posts

Stumptown Book Blog: Broaden Your Horizons, in which I share six of my favorite female-authored fantasy novels with non-European settings.

Sons of Corax: Building Fantasy Worlds One Name At A Time, explaining how I came up with character and place names for my novels (part of the "Names: A New Perspective" guest post series).

Staffer's Book Review: Holding on to Joy, talking about writing The Tainted City

John Scalzi's Whatever Blog:"Big Idea" feature talking about climbing and my inspiration for The Whitefire Crossing

SF Signal Mind Melds:
SF novel series I'd like to see resurrected
Favorite SF/F Media Consumed in 2011
Literary Crushes
Point of View in Genre Stories

Suvudu: "Booked!" feature discussing my favorite series

SF Signal: Voices Not Forgotten: 6 Underrated YA SF Novels You Should Know About

The Qwillery: The Art of The Whitefire Crossing

SF Signal: The Union of Epic and Urban Fantasy is Not a Complete Set

For Writers

  • My original query letter for The Whitefire Crossing, along with an explanation of why a writer might want an agent.
  • Recommended resources for aspiring authors