This morning the leaves outside the kitchen window are gorgeous. I seem to appreciate autumn more and more as I age. Or maybe Im learning to better appreciate the things around me. Click to enlarge, and you’ll see the colors really pop.

I was traveling all of last week, and the way my phone has been glitching it just made Internet access a challenge. So I’m a little late getting this Black Gate link to you. My friend Myke Cole was interviewed by yours truly about his new book, the second in his new series. We also make casual reference to a really nifty sounding military history book he wrote. You should check out his work, and the interview.

My wife and I just returned from Seattle. It was my first time there, and we enjoyed exploring the city. We also enjoyed exploring the food. We didn’t have a single bad meal. My favorite was definitely the Indian place near the convention center. I liked dinner there so much that I went back for lunch a couple of days later, and it was at least as good on the second visit.

I don’t know if you’ve seen or not, but the Perilous Worlds site is getting larger. Bill Ward, who you ought to at least know from our Conan and Lankhmar readthroughs here on the blog (though you really ought to know for his writing) joined forces with the talented Ryan Harvey and began drafting articles for the site. Those two are the finest essayists I know and I’m just delighted to have them on board the Perilous Worlds blog. You should see the site continue to expand in the coming months.

November 1st I turn up in Baltimore for the World Fantasy Convention. It’s been a few years since I’ve been at WFC and I’m looking forward to wandering around and taking in the sites. I’m giving a reading from my new book (For the Killing of Kings) and I’m on a panel. Should be fun! I’ll catch up with a lot of friends and colleagues, one of whom will be the aforementioned Bill Ward, whom I haven’t actually seen in person for eight years or so!