Book Signing at the Eloquent Page!

Conquest of Greystone Valley

For northern Vermonters looking to do some holiday shopping and others in the area, I’ll be at The Eloquent Page in St. Albans, Vermont this Saturday, December 17th from 12:00-4:00 PM. Stop on by if you want to pick up a copy of Reality CheckGreystone Valley, or Conquest of Greystone Valley, or if you just want to chat while exploring some used and antique books that can help complete your holiday shopping list!

Location: The Eloquent Page, 70 North Main Street, St. Albans, VT
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time: 12:00-4:00 PM

Image: Jessica von Braun

Conquest of Greystone Valley is Here!

Conquest of Greystone Valley

Conquest of Greystone Valley, the sequel to 2013’s Greystone Valley, is now on sale! You can get your copy at any of the following links:

You don’t have to have read Greystone Valley to jump right into this new adventure and know what’s going on. If you want to learn more about the setting of Greystone Valley and the characters that inhabit it, check back here for more information about this new novel!

Countdown to Conquest: 1 Big Preview

Greystone Valley SeriesToday is your last day to preorder Conquest of Greystone Valley and get in on the Great Greystone Valley Giveaway! That means we’re on our last preview, so it’s time for something longer.

When Greystone Valley came out, I posted the first chapter as a final preview. Well, this is the second book, so this time I’m going to post the second chapter. Sarah’s back and joined by her friend Carrie, but she’s also joined by her old friends Kay and Dax – who have somehow stumbled into our world. What are they doing here and why doesn’t Sarah remember them? Check out Conquest of Greystone Valley for the full story!

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Countdown to Conquest: 2 Greedy Dwarves

GremlinOn Monday, you’ll be able to get your hands on a copy of Conquest of Greystone Valley! If you preordered as part of the Great Greystone Valley Giveaway, you may also win a prize. In the meantime, with only two more days left on the countdown, it’s time for a somewhat longer preview than before.

I don’t pretend to be as skilled or swift-witted as the late Terry Pratchett, but that doesn’t mean I learned nothing from his decades of smart humor and ability to deconstruct the most clichéd of fantasy conventions. One of the goals of the Greystone Valley novels, though, is to serve as a gateway to other fantasy literature. In particular, a pair of dwarves that Sarah and her friends are destined to meet are meant to borrow a little bit of Pratchett’s style. If you find yourself liking these characters, I highly recommend Pratchett’s Discworld novels or other works. Heck, if you don’t like the characters, I still recommend those books.

Without further ado, here’s an introduction to Etten and Kytar, the first two dwarves Sarah has ever met.

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Countdown to Conquest: 3 Old Friends


Only three more days until the release of Conquest of Greystone Valley! That means only three days left until the end of the Great Greystone Valley Giveaway, and it means it’s time for another sneak preview.

Sarah made a lot of friends in the original Greystone Valley, and some of them are back to join her on a new adventure. Each of her friends has grown and changed a little bit, but they’re still ready to help. Here’s a look at the three old friends joining our heroine on her path.

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Countdown to Conquest: 4 Botched Spells


We have only four days left until Conquest of Greystone Valley is on store shelves! If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy yet, be sure to do so now so you can get in on the Great Greystone Valley Giveaway! In the meantime, here’s another preview of the upcoming novel.

Kay was Sarah’s first friend in Greystone Valley, so it’s only natural that he’d be back with her as her adventures continue. Although he’s learned how to control his spells a bit better than before, making mistakes is still his trademark. Here are four botched spells that await Kay’s friends and foes.

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Countdown to Conquest: 6 First Lines

GrimjawThere are only six days left until the release of Conquest of Greystone Valley! That means you have only a matter of days to take advantage of the Great Greystone Valley Giveaway! It also means that it’s time for another short preview.

This time around, I’m revealing the opening lines to each of the first six chapters. If you can guess the trajectory of the book from there, good for you! If you’re waiting in suspense to find out more, stay tuned!

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Countdown to Conquest: 7 Characters


We are now a week away from the release of Conquest of Greystone Valley! If you haven’t already gotten in on the Great Greystone Valley Giveaway, you can preorder your copy today and get a chance to win a $25 gift card and a signed hardcover or paperback!

In the meantime, as the countdown has begun, I’m going to preview bits of the novel throughout this week. First up are seven characters who are either brand new in Conquest or who have expanded roles from the original novel:

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The Great Greystone Valley Preorder Giveaway!

Conquest of Greystone Valley

Have you preordered your copy of Conquest of Greystone Valley yet? If not, here’s an extra reason to do so. Anybody who preorders a copy of the novel through Grey Gecko Press before its release on October 31st gets a chance to win some free swag!

One random person will be selected to receive $25 and a signed hardcover copy of Conquest of Greystone Valley. A second person will receive a signed copy of the paperback version of the novel.

To get a chance to win, all you need to do is preorder a copy of the novel in any format through Grey Gecko Press. If you’ve already preordered, you’re already entered!

Stay tuned for more Conquest of Greystone Valley updates in the coming weeks!