How Not to be a Successful Author

zombie, hallowe'en, costume

The original cover of my first published book I'm embarrassed to admit it's creeping close to a decade now since I self-published my first book. If everything had gone according to my grand design, I'd be sitting on a beach, sunglasses on to shield against the sun's glare off the screen of my laptop, a … Continue reading How Not to be a Successful Author

A Book for Christmas…or 23

What would be better that picking up a great ebook for your loved one for only 99 cents? How about 10 fantastic reads for 99 cents? Or 13? That's exactly what the folks at Paper Gold publishing have offered up just in time for the holidays: not one, but two sets of great fantasy, each … Continue reading A Book for Christmas…or 23

It’s Been a While/Paper Gold Publishing

I can't believe it's been 6 months since the last time I wrote in my blog (bad writer...bad!), and even then, the last time I lazily reblogged one of Steven Montano's entries from the Guild of Dreams blog. I'd like to think that there are still a few of you out there wondering where I've … Continue reading It’s Been a While/Paper Gold Publishing

Been A While…Time for an Update

I can't believe how long it's been since I've had to do an 'I can't believe how long it's been since my last post' post. I had a pretty good run for a while but dropped the ball...time to get back on the horse (did you see that? Two cliches for the price of one). … Continue reading Been A While…Time for an Update

Meet the Cast: Thorn

The final character to be introduced in WHEN SHADOWS FALL is Thorn. In writing this character, I wanted to go for a more whimsical voice to counter balance the melancholy of N'th Ailyssa Ra and the over-the-top nature of Horace Seaman's sections. As a result, Thorn is a character who has spent his life with … Continue reading Meet the Cast: Thorn

Meet the Cast: N’th Ailyssa Ra

In my 'Meet the Cast' post about Horace Seaman, I mentioned one of the things I tried to do when writing WHEN SHADOWS FALL was to give each of the characters their own unique voice. Part of the reason I wanted to do this was also because I wanted to write characters who were not … Continue reading Meet the Cast: N’th Ailyssa Ra

Meet the Cast: Teryk and Danya

Chapter 2 of WHEN SHADOWS FALL is really where the heart of the story begins. Teryk and Danya are brother and sister--the prince and princess of the kingdom. They've lived sheltered lives, protected from the outside world by the king and queen, so they look for adventure wherever they can find it. In this instance, … Continue reading Meet the Cast: Teryk and Danya

Meet the Cast: Horace Seaman

My latest book, WHEN SHADOWS FALL, came out yesterday (Oct. 1, 2013). It's the first book in a new epic fantasy series called the Books of the Small Gods, and it was a little bit different for me. Not only was it written in record time for me (the first draft took only 14 days), … Continue reading Meet the Cast: Horace Seaman

New Release! WHEN SHADOWS FALL

Now available! The First Book of the Small Gods: WHEN SHADOWS FALL.   A hundred hundred seasons have turned since the Goddess banished the Small Gods to the sky, leaving the land to mankind alone.     For Prince Teryk, life behind the castle walls is boring and uneventful until he stumbles upon an arcane … Continue reading New Release! WHEN SHADOWS FALL