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Tuesday Treat!!

The Chalice War: Stone postcardsI gots swag!!!

The Chalice War: Stone postcards, hot off the press!!

And while you might be able to get some from me at a convention, I thought I would send a few out to a handful of lucky fans. All you have to do is guess what number I’m thinking of between 1 and 999! If you’re one of the five closest to the right number (above or below), you’ll get a postcard, signed and mailed to your address!!

Submit your guess in my Facebook group!! (If you’re not a member yet [hairy eyeball directed at you!!] submit your guess and ask to join and you will be approved!) Deadline: May 26, 2023

Easy peasy, right??

Ready, set, guess!!

Photo Friday: Silvery Checkerspot

Another crazy week gone by, another month in the books for 2020: the year that lasted forever and yet somehow flew by. I honestly don’t understand what has happened to my sense of time.

This butterfly has been hanging around in Nancy’s garden, mostly on the Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea, with two of his friends. He is a Silvery Checkerspot, a not-so-common garden and open country butterfly that can be found in much of the Eastern U.S. With his wings open, he is barely two inches across. I won’t tell you how many photos I had to take of him to get a couple of good ones. Let’s just say he wasn’t the most cooperative butterfly I’ve ever encountered…

Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Be well, be good to one another.Silvery Checkerspot I, by David B. Coe

Silvery Checkerspot II, by David B. Coe


Tales of the Thieftaker, by D.B. Jackson (Jacket art by Chris McGrath)Today is release day for TALES OF THE THIEFTAKER, the new Thieftaker short fiction collection that I am releasing as D.B. Jackson. This project has been a long time in the making, and I am extremely excited to see it in print.

For fans of the Thieftaker Chronicles series, this collection includes a special treat, “The Ruby Blade,” a full-length novella, which is the centerpiece of the compilation. This story, at long last, relates the details of Ethan Kaille’s involvement in the Ruby Blade mutiny, which led to his court martial and his years as a prisoner/laborer on the sugar plantation in Barbados.

But this is more than just a prequel. “The Ruby Blade” takes those past events and braids them together with a new adventure that begins with a visit from none other than Sephira Pryce, Ethan’s nemesis and rival in thieftaking. So we have two stories in one, and it is, I believe, the best piece of short fiction I’ve written.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Thieftaker books, this collection is a great entry to the universe, as well as a wonderful introduction to Ethan Kaille–my thieftaking, conjuring hero–and so many of the characters who inhabit his world. The Thieftaker novels and stories are set in pre-Revolutionary Boston, and they combine historical fiction with mystery and fantasy. Give them a try!

Whether you are new to the Thieftaker world or a returning fan eager for more stories about Ethan and his friends, I hope you will enjoy TALES OF THE THIEFTAKER (from Lore Seekers Press). Once again, the cover art was done by the wonderful Chris McGrath, whose work has graced the covers of all the Thieftaker novels, as well as the two stories originally published at

You can order the ebook from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Or you can order a paperback edition, also from Amazon or B&N.

Thank you!