A beautifully told story with colorful characters out of epic tradition, a tight and complex plot, and solid pacing. -- Booklist, starred review of On the Razor's Edge

Great writing, vivid scenarios, and thoughtful commentary ... the stories will linger after the last page is turned. -- Publisher's Weekly, on Captive Dreams

Friday, December 20, 2013

TOF's Secrets of Life

  1. Walk around with a serious look on your face and a clipboard in your hand. It's amazing what you can get away with.  A hard hat and a roll of blueprints under your arm will also serve.  
  2. The key to dealing with deadlines is to learn to enjoy the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
  3. If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving.
  4. A day without sunshine is like... night.
  5. To be at your best all the time, strive for mediocrity.
  6. TOF plans to live forever.  So far, it's working.
  7. Talk is cheap, except in Congress.
  8. The reason that talk is cheap is economics. Supply exceeds demand.


  1. The secrets of life are

    1. Have a sense of destiny.
    2. Seize opportunities.
    3. Don't be an ass.

    1. Actually, there are only two secrets of life:

      1. Don’t tell everything you know.


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