January 8, 2018

New Adventure Story Available





I have an adventure story in the current issue of the much underrated Broadswords & Blasters.

“The Lady and the Gunsmith” is verse one of my love song to the work of Alexandre Dumas (The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo), while Leon D'esme, my androgynous spy, is inspired by the real life adventures of the Chevalier d’Eon, a trans spy for France.

D’Eon was a decorated soldier, sword master, ambassador, skilled mimic, and spy for the Secret du Roi who infiltrated the Russian Court by presenting as a woman. Years later, after returning for political exile in London, d'Eon demanded to be identified as a woman. By the King's order, d'Eon's pension was increased to fund an entirely new wardrobe for the master spy--women's dresses especially tailored to not get in the way during fencing exhibitions and contests.

Check it out here. Hope you dig it (because I have more stories featuring the Chevalier d'Esme) and take the time to review the entire issue because there is lots of good stuff there.
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