The equinox is about one week off, but already the sun is rising nearly due east. Ashley appreciates it too. #dogsofmastodon 🐕
Author Archives: Philip Brewer
For a couple of weeks the birds have been acting like it’s spring. Now the trees are getting in on the act.
Now that I have a story out in book form, I’ve gone ahead and created an Amazon Author page, which you can see here: https://www.amazon.com/author/philip-brewer
I suppose I should add it to my social media contacts, etc.
Ooh! My new story has picked up a review! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5404239594?book_show_action=false
You can buy the story here: https://waterdragonpublishing.com/product/classic-beginners-mistake/
A Classic Beginner’s Mistake
“A Classic Beginner’s Mistake” is published by Water Dragon Publishing, March 10th, 2023 as part of their Dragon Gems series, edited by Steven Radecki.
EIGHT MINUTES BEFORE MY BOUT, and I was struggling with my goggles — the one really important piece of protective gear. A rapier through the heart is a legitimate medical emergency, but one that the on-site medical staff handle with routine ease. Only a rapier into the brain is at all likely to produce a career-threatening injury and, except for the very rare fluke of a thrust through the soft pallet or the ear, the skull provides enough protection that just about the only way into the brain is through the eye socket.
Cover reveal and ordering info for my new book!
I shared some preliminary images of the cover of my new book a couple of months ago, but here’s the official cover:
The book comes out tomorrow in ebook form, and you’ll be able to order it here:
A brief synopsis:
On a contract to fix a software bug, Trevo is shamed into entering a fencing tournament where poor folks fight for the entertainment of the wealthy. While diagnosing the bug will earn his pay, the insight from his fencing bouts may prove to be worth even more.
There will also be a print version, and that page will have links for buying it—and for buying a signed version, if that’s what you’re into. (Note that it is a short story and not a novel, even though there’ll be a book version.)
Rainy, windy, and cold today. Even the dog doesn’t want to go out. But yesterday was rather nice and I got this picture of moss growing near the base of a tree. #mosstodon
Ashley is pretty good at fetch—better than any other dog I’ve ever had—but after taking a treat for dropping the ball, she is somewhat inclined to snatch the ball back up again.
I cut a different pattern of slices into yesterday’s loaf before its second rising, and I thought the result was particularly lovely.
My activity score of 100 due purely to walking the dog. Well, and sleeping better since getting a dog.