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SPOILER ALERT!!!  If you have not yet read The Red Winter, you may not wish to continue reading this entry. I will be referencing events that occur toward the end of the book and I don't want to ruin anything for you. If you've made it all the way to the end of Max's journey, however, continue on a little further for the inspiration behind Max's trials...

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As some of you know, I used to teach history, specifically U.S. history to high school students in San Francisco. One of the things I really tried to stress to my students was how extraordinary the American Revolution was — not as a military conflict, but as an unprecedented historical phenomenon. Colonies almost inevitably revolt, but this uprising was different â [...]
Posted on Nov 25, 2014                         
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Well, that’s that... The Red Winter is officially out in the world and Max’s tale is now complete. I’ve been getting a lot of emails from readers about the release, available formats, what’s next, etc. so I’m going to address them here:

IS THE RED WINTER ONLY AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK? Yes. The publisher has elected to release The Red Winter exclusively as an e-book. There are no current plans to release a hardcover or paperback edition of the book.

The Red Winter was a very big and ambitious project that took me over a year to write. It also coincided with the birth of my second child and my first herniated disc — a perfect storm of [...]
Posted on Nov 25, 2014                         
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Sneak Peek: THE RED WINTER Ch. 2

As we count down to the release of THE RED WINTER, here's another excerpt from the book. This is chapter 2. Click these links for the prologue, or for chapter 1. The book will be released as an e-book on November 25th.

Ch. 2 - Shrope Hovel

Scholars classified hags among the lower orders of semiexotic, semi-intelligent beings. Their abrasive natures, willingness to be displeased, and readiness to eat the offending party set them apart from polite society. Lurking on the fringes of towns and villages, they inhabited dank cottages or burrows where they might brood over slights real or per [...]
Posted on Sep 20, 2014                         
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Henry Answers Reader Questions
Henry answers reader questions about THE RED WINTER, The Tapestry series, and his new project, "Impyrium." He also shows off his awesome summer tan.

Posted on Aug 15, 2014                         
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A New Project!

Well, The Red Winter has officially been put to bed — the art is complete and the story has been edited. It's going to be a large book — the biggest in the series by a considerable margin — and I'm very pleased with it. Despite its size, there's no bloat — it's a tense, exciting read that will take tou all over the world and allow you to experience some chapters from the perspective of characters (David, Prusias, Cooper, and Scathach) While it's bittersweet saying goodbye to Max & Company, I'm also excited for a new challenge. I've been living, breathing, and sleeping Tapestry for 10+ years and it will be nice to shift gears.

I'm already hard at work on a new idea that I've been kicking around for some time. It will also be a series but structured dif [...]
Posted on Jun 14, 2014                         
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The Red Winter - Chapter One

As a special thank you for all your patience, here is a special sneak peek at the first full chapter of THE RED WINTER. I hope you enjoy it. -HHN

Ch. 1 A Crownless King

Some demons were older than Prusias, and some were wiser, but none could match his appreciation for the absurd. His robes were of Tyrian silk, his golden throne was studded with gems and the bones of conquered foes. His Majesty should have been regal as a god! And yet, here he sat, slumped and bored while his dressings were changed. The malakhim hovered like fussy mothers, peeling old bandages away, dabbing ointment on [...]
Posted on Apr 22, 2014                         
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The Final Chapter!

Today, I begin writing THE RED WINTER's final chapter. While I realize many people wish I'd arrived here sooner, I'm very happy with how it's turned out and the journey Max and myself have taken since I started writing the THE HOUND OF ROWAN almost a decade ago. When that book was published in 2007, I was a bachelor living in California. Fast forward 7 years and I'm living on the east coast as a happily married father of two beautiful boys. That is a lot of change in a relatively brief period of time. It boggles my mind to think of it. While I wish I could have written more books in that span, I'm proud of the five I managed and am optimistic that you'll enjoy The Tapestry's final installment.

Let's talk about THE RED WINTER. In my opinion, it is unquestionably the best book in the [...]
Posted on Mar 26, 2014                         
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Creating Compelling Characters
Henry discusses "Hook, Line, and Sinker" — his approach to developing characters for The Tapestry.

Posted on Dec 11, 2013                         
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Red Winter Release Date

I've been receiving lots of questions about The Red Winter's release date. This is understandable since an end page in The Maelstrom boldly proclaimed that it would be out in October 2013. Alas, October has come and gone and yet no Red Winter.

The truth is that I'm not yet finished with the book. While I have a sizable manuscript (it's already bigger than The Maelstrom), there is still more to write. There are many reasons for the delay — a newborn baby, the challenge of wrapping up many plot threads, and plain old writer's block (it does happen). I'd rather write a good story than a quick one and have been trying my best to ensure that The Tapestry's final installment serves as a fitting capstone to the series.

Once the manuscript is finished, I'l [...]
Posted on Nov 16, 2013                         
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Answering Some Reader Questions
Some readers were kind enough to lob in a few questions via Facebook. Here are their answers.

Posted on Jul 28, 2013                         
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