FAQ

So here’s where I try to answer the questions you all ask.

Are there going to be any more Blood Lines books?

Well, that’s a good question. Right now, no, the series is complete at five books. There might be related works in the future, but there’s nothing definite planned.

 How in the world did you pick the Texas Hill Country as a location for the Blood Line series?

 My family moved to the Hill Country when I was 14, and we lived there until I finished high school. I absolutely fell in love with the place – more so after I’d left to the “big city” – I knew it was the right setting thanks to the small town atmosphere combined with the beauty of the environment.

 Are the books available on Kindle, Nook, iBook, and other ebook platforms?

Yes. All five books in the series are on the major ebook platforms.

Why are the ebooks/print books not available in my country?

Publishing licensing across countries is a very weird & tricky thing and is handled by complex rules & silliness that most of us writers can’t fathom. I’m sorry that I can’t be of more help. 🙁

I recognize some of the area names you use: Lohmann’s Crossing, the Bar-K, Lake Travis. Is Rio Seco a real town?

 Sort of? I based Rio Seco on where I lived when I was in the Hill Country. Lago Vista, Texas is a small town on Lake Travis, about 40 miles northwest of Austin. The specifics of Rio Seco are more what Lago (as we called it) was like in late 70s, but I most definitely borrowed names of real roads and locations.

How long did it take you to get published?

Once I really got down to concentrating on this writing gig, it took me about 5 years of writing, rewriting, re-rewriting, tearing out my hair and changing the book before the first publication of Matters of the Blood. 

Will you come to my city for a signing anytime soon? 

Sadly, this isn’t likely. Any travel/appearances basically come out of my own pocket, and since I don’t have any new books out, I won’t be doing any signings. I do plan to attend World Fantasy Convention in DC in 2014, and there’s a mass signing during the convention that is open to the public. 

Do I have to read the books in order?

Yes, as the story is based on a 5-book arc. That said, it’s possible to read the last 2 books by themselves but those particularly are joined together by a main story arc. (i.e., the start of Blood Sacrifice begins immediately after the end of Blood Heat.)

Who’s your favorite [insert form of entertainment here]?

I have such a huge list of writers, books, movies, TV shows, music, etc. that I enjoy, like, love, I can never choose a small subset that equals “favorites.” At any given moment, my favorite is usually whatever book I’m reading, show I’m watching.