Where the magic happens: on an 11-year-old, pre-Intel PowerBook G4 with no distracting Internet connection.






Broos's books







Middlesex




4 of 5 stars










So moving and insightful that I had to remind myself it wasn't autobiographical. The clinical bits get so personal, though, that reading the book aloud can get kind of disconcerting.







A Sailor of Austria: In Which, Without Really Intending to, Otto Prohaska Becomes Official War Hero No. 27 of the Habsburg Empire




4 of 5 stars










A beautifully written, quietly humorous tale of an Austro-Hungarian U-boat commander during World War I. I was sorry to finish it. But then I remembered I've got three more of them to read.







Red Seas Under Red Skies




4 of 5 stars










Starts out with a bang--which leads to another bang, which leads to another ... Lightweight, but funny and inventive.







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Selected Works

The Matty Graves novels
Midshipman Matty Graves must choose between family and duty.

“Refreshingly cynical.”
—Jonathan Lunn

Acting-Lieutenant Matty Graves gets caught up in the Haitian Revolution in 1800. Mayhem ensues!

"[N]ever dull . . ."
—Madison Smartt Bell

Matty seizes the opportunity to make a name and fortune for himself—even if it means destroying those closest to him.

"[U]nusual, if somewhat jaundiced . . ."
Library Journal

Errata
Errors after the fact
History
Seamen's terms in landsmen's language
Haitian Timeline
Nautical info bits
How far it is from here to there, by sea, in English statute miles.
Public domain stuff—I didn't write this.
Maps
Yep, still maps

Beyond the Graves

The "The Next Big Thing" Thing

November 28, 2012

Tags: next big thing, lisa jensen, alias hook, crazy adorable, four little kids and how they die

I’ve been watching the “The Next Big Thing” thing making the rounds of authors’ websites as one writer after another gets tagged.

I’ve been tagged at last, yay. Lisa Jensen, who tagged me, recently sold her reimagined Captain Hook novel, Alias Hook, to Snowbooks in the U.K. It’s due out in May 2013. I had the pleasure of reading it in manuscript, and (more…)