Raising a Dragonslayer

My career as a writer has been bookended, literally, by the birth of my children. Cassandra was born in 2008, just 2 months before The Warded Man was first published in the UK. I was about halfway done with The Desert Spear at the time, and have pictures of her in her high chair, sitting beside my desk as I work. Not that I got a lot done that year. Desert Spear was the first of many deadlines I missed, due in no small part to splitting my time between work and parenting.

Things got easier as Cassie got older, but I finished The Core, the fifth and final book in the Demon Cycle series on January 25th of this year, literally a day before my second daughter, Sirena, was born. Suddenly all those sleepless nights juggling edits and diapers came flooding back to me. But there were births ...