“Clockwork Run” – a mini 5e adventure

Tune in to the Sigil Entertainment Twitch Channel (https://www.twitch.tv/sigil_entertainment) this THURSDAY (May 28, 2020) at 7PM Eastern / 4PM Pacific. We’ll be playing CLOCKWORK RUN, a D&D 5e adventure I wrote specifically for Sigil Spotlight.

(Readers of GEARS OF FAITH might recognize a few characters and settings.)

Eugene Marshall of Arcanist Press will DM, and I’ll be playing. I hope to see you there! If you miss it, it’ll be up on Sigil Entertainment’s YouTube channel, direct link to be provided in this space.

Sigil Spotlight Gaming

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be appearing in weekly streaming tabletop roleplaying games on Twitch. Introducing Sigil Spotlight — a program that spotlights TTRPG content creators, playing each others’ creations, brought to you by a collaboration between Sigil Entertainment and Arcanist Press.

My stream will air Thursdays at 7pm Eastern, 4pm Pacific, on the Sigil Entertainment Twitch Stream. Join us on Thursday, April 16 for some D&D 5th Edition, meet some great, creative game creators, and have some fun! We’ve got a lot of exciting adventures coming up.

If you can’t join us live, the games will be archived at this link: Sigil Entertainment’s YouTube Channel.

Pathfinder Tales Sales!

Paizo.com is having a big sale right now, and GEARS OF FAITH is included. If you’ve been wanting to check out this book, you can currently get the $14.99 paperback for just $3.75!

Click here to buy the book from paizo.com!


“Keren is a sworn knight of Iomedae, proper and disciplined in every way. Her partner, Zae, is the opposite—a curious gnome priestess of the clockwork goddess, who loves nothing more than the chaos of her makeshift hospitals. When a powerful evil artifact is stolen from a crusader stronghold, both knight and gnome are sent to the great city of Absalom and immediately drawn into the clandestine search for the stolen Bloodstone. Sure, they may not be the most powerful or experienced members of their organizations, but that’s the whole point—with legendary champions and undead graveknights battling in their race to recover the stone, who’ll notice one young knight and a gnome healer? All they have to do is stay alive long enough to outsmart a thief capable of evading both gods and heroes. No big deal, right?

From author Gabrielle Harbowy comes a novel of love, faith, and undead espionage, set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.”

Cover Reveal: Hearts Are Jerks

My book is finally here, and it is beautiful. I’ve been waiting a long time for this, and I know some of you have, too!

There is a lack of polyamory-positive books for teens on the shelves today, and HEARTS ARE JERKS addresses that.

Sixteen-year-old Alicía Diaz’s parents have been in a stable, nurturing polyamorous relationship all her life, so and dating both a boy and a girl in high school doesn’t seem like a big deal to her.

When Allie crashes the car during an impromptu driving lesson, there’ll be no more driving for her until it’s paid in full. Her love life crashes next: she finds out her girlfriend is moving away, and that she told her new boyfriend before telling Allie.

She’s determined to handle it all on her own, but then other kids start harassing her to the point of threatening her summer job – the one she really needs to pay off her accident. Allie doesn’t know how she’s going to make everything work. But she knows she has to stay true to herself.

Available soon on Amazon in paperback and ebook. Also coming soon to other retailers.


Coming Soon…

Those of you who have been waiting a long time for HEARTS ARE JERKS won’t have to wait much longer. I returned first proofs to my layout genius today, and we’re working on back cover copy now.

The cover reveal will happen soon, here first. Then it’ll be available on Amazon in print and ebook, and it’ll spread from there. As soon as it’s ready, we’ll get the Goodreads page set up, too.


Bookwyrm #3

This weekend I’ll be attending Bookwyrm Gaming Convention in Fresno, a friendly little free gaming con at Woodward Park Library. I’ll be running both adventures I’ve written: Pathfinder’s PFS #09-22 (Grotto of the Deluged God) and D&D 5e’s DDAL #08-15 (Forge of Fangs).  I’ll also be talking about writing for games, with the awesome Kate Baker.

I love Bookwyrm because it supports gaming and the local community and literacy. Bookwyrm debuted my novel Gears of Faith two years ago, playtested my adventure last year, and I’m always excited to come back.

Forge of Fangs

I’m pleased to announce that my D&D Adventurers League adventure, FORGE OF FANGS (DDAL 08-15) is now available for purchase at the DM’s Guild website.  You can get the PDF, for hours of fun, for a mere $4.99.

cover of "Forge of Fangs" adventure

I’ll be running this adventure for the first time at the upcoming Bookwyrm Gaming Convention, coming to Woodward Park Library in Fresno, CA the weekend of April 6-7, 2019.

My contact info is on the main page of the blog if you’d like to chat about having me come out and run this adventure for your organization or convention. 🙂

I’ve been a D&D player since Mr. Lawrence, my third-grade teacher, introduced us to the game in class. I’m over the moon to have the chance to officially be a part of the world and its lore.

If you play it, please drop me a line and tell me about it!

Adventuring Time!

Total strangers played my D&D adventure last weekend at Winter Fantasy, a convention in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

And it’s up with credit on the official Waterdeep Adventures page:


Writing this adventure and working with the DDAL team has been such a learning experience! It’s exciting to see it start showing up on convention schedules, and I’m looking forward to running it, too.

If you want me to run it for your group, let’s chat!

Attention, Adventurers!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve signed on with Wizards of the Coast to write an adventure for the Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League!

I can’t share much at this time, but:

  • I’m really excited to have the chance to be cruel to a whole new audience of players!
  • I’ll share more news here on my website as I can.
  • As with my Pathfinder PFS scenario, I’ll be happy to run it for your gaming group / convention if you help me get to you.

Additionally, for those who got here through my newsletter and were promised that they could “find out more” at this link:

  • The adventure will be available in PDF format at the Dungeon Masters Guild.
  • It will probably involve humanoids and/or monsters, and at least one quest.
  • I’ll be working with some very talented designers.
  • If you print out the adventure, I’ll be happy to sign it for you.
  • EEEEEE, I’M WRITING FOR D&D! My inner 8-year-old, who first learned D&D in Mr. Lawrence’s 3rd grade class, is bouncing off the walls. 🙂

Subscribe to my mailing list to get more info as soon as it’s available.

Writer Fuel

Writing recipes still counts as writing, right?

Sometimes chicken soup for the soul isn’t enough, and we need chicken soup for the body. Or non-chicken nutrifying liquid.

I couldn’t even manage to keep buttered noodles down last night (hopefully just a 24-hour bug — I did get my flu shot!). Though I’m not much of a cook in general, I made soup this morning, because throwing things into a pot seemed like a better option than driving out for a can of greasy yellow water with processed chicken flecks in it. I am not a food blogger and I’m not giving you a convenient recipe format here, but this was easy enough that I could put it together while sipping weak mint tea and generally feeling like crap…and I’ve been experimenting with my Instant Pot enough that I might as well have a place to collect the experiments that have worked.

Here, then, is some very informal, low-effort, Instant Pot (Frozen) Chicken Soup.

(with soft noodles)

one successful chicken soup experiment

* Place 3 frozen chicken thighs (we keep boneless skinless thighs as our go-to frozen chicken. breasts or whatever are fine) in the instant pot with a cup of water. Close. Heat on manual (high pressure) for 10 minutes.
* While chicken is pressurizing, chop up an onion, celery, carrots, mushrooms, bust out a bag of frozen veg of your choice, or all of the above.
* When chicken beeps, release pressure and remove chicken from the pot. Turn off the pot. Using hand protection, remove, empty, and rinse the pot insert.
* Put 3 tablespoons of butter, margarine, ghee, oil, or your sauteing product of choice, into the pot. Once it melts, which should happen quickly because the pot will still be toasty, dump in the chopped veg. Hit the Saute button and swish the veg around for about 5 minutes / until soft.
* In between stirring the veg, cut or shred the chicken. Ignore any begging housepets that smell chicken and want to be your new best friend.
* Once vegetables are thoroughly conditioned, turn off the pot. Add 3 cups water with 2 bouillon cubes (or just 3 cups of chicken or vegetable stock).
* Dump chicken back in, along with seasonings. These can include salt, pepper, ginger (2 slices or 1 teaspoon), garlic (2 cloves, minced), oregano, rosemary, bay leaf, and/or a dash of cayenne.
* Add 8 ounces of egg noodles or similar pasta type object. Egg noodles come in 12-ounce packages, so this is kind of annoying. Add all 12 if you want, but add another cup of water with that.
* Pro tip: At this point, stirring is in order. If you let the noodles all sit on top of the other ingredients and out of the liquid, they will be unpleasantly crunchy in the finished product. I discover these things so you don’t have to.
* Close the pot up again, and set the release valve back to pressurize. Hit the Soup button and then leeeeeean on the minus button to bring the cook time down from 120 minutes to just 4.
* When the timer beeps, release the pressure. Et voila, it is soup!
(In case your noodles didn’t noodle, submerging the noodles into the broth and cooking for another couple of minutes saved my noodles.)