Yule around the corner…

MacKENZIE's Dragon's Nest

Greetings friends and visitors.

It has been a while since I’ve written here. The year has been hard and busy and full in ways I never anticipated when it began.

That said, Thanksgiving is past and December’s chill is in the air.  And for my Dragon-loving friends, I have news to share:

My new book, Llewellyn’s Little Book of Dragons, is now available to be preordered either from Llewellyn or Amazon. A delightfully scaly hardcover book full of Dragon tips, lore, and even a couple of brand-new Dragon tales. It will be officially our February 8th – a perfect Valentine’s present for the dracophile near and dear to your heart.

And for those of you looking for something draconic for this year’s Yule, Dragons for Beginners is available now.

As I say around Dragons Nest, a little Dragon under the Yule tree or Chanukah bush is…

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Horror! (Because you can never get enough)

MacKENZIE's Dragon's Nest

It is always a pleasure to spread the word about good books, doubly so when they are written by friends. Today I want to tell you about Dark Draughts, a collection of short stories by John Goodrich. (Crossroad Press, 2018)

For years, my appreciation of horror lay somewhere between the casual and the academic. Oh, I knew the classics well enough, but was not really familiar with much modern horror. Then I started reading John’s stories, of which Dark Draughts is an evocative debut collection.

Here are tales steeped in Lovecraftian mythos and ghoulish sojourns to the Old West, ancient Egypt, and the acrid battlefields of WWI. There’s even a piece of extreme grotesquery – “Champagne” – for good measure. [Note: I find “Champagne” funny as hell, but it is definitely not for the squeamish.]

Rendered in crisp, redolent prose, these 16 stories are chilling, witty, and unsettlingly modern. John delves…

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