ancient Israel

An orange leather pouch sling with two braided leads, one with a loop, the other ending in a knot.

Cloaks and slings and the siren song of authenticity

Or, the pleasures and perils of writing about three thousand years ago. As the publication date for The Giant Slayer gets closer and closer, I’ve been taking care of what seem like thousands of details. Besides all the super-fussy stuff like registering ISBNs, I’ve written a glossary and a discussion guide,...