"Since the magic is channeled via enchantments, I decided the materials enchanted items were made from would dictate the kind of magic they could hold and their function."
"I wanted to do my own thing with Victories and not just copy these other franchises, but I did make sure to include awesome space battles and big mysterious alien ruins and cool alien friends and allies."
"Book two takes the promises of epic scope and runs with it. There are new locations, new cultures, new creatures, expanded magic, and world-threatening enemies."
The coziest adventurer story since The Hobbit, The Place Below is the culmination of an engaging travel fantasy like no other.
"The force of an empire, seeking to turn its citizens into cheap fuel, versus the force of humanity, wanting to stand, to survive, to love, and to be loved."
"I try to build in a slow-burning tension, with evolving relationship dynamics, dangers, and wonders along the way. I am always inspired by nature, and everything I write takes place in natural settings. I can’t avoid it. It’s part of who I am."
"Law does not make us free and cannot make us equal, but at all times it structures how we pursue freedom and equality, and in that pursuit, law can be an impediment, or a facilitator."
"If we’re advancing, are we just doing it with technology and industry, or are we actually advancing our mindsets and moving away from abuse, greed and discrimination? Both need to go hand in hand."
"The nature of reality has always been fascinating to me. The more we learn about the universe, the less I'm convinced that reality is a solid construct that can be defined. "