Dragon’s Trail Hardcover Release Oct 3, 2017!

Dragon’s Trail Hardcover Release Oct 3, 2017!

Hey, everybody. Happy autumn! As we get into the colder weather, I’ll let you in on a little secret to this time of year: one part red wine, three parts hot cocoa. Trust me on this. And don’t forget the marshmallows. I also want to talk a bit about what went into this...
Virtual FantasyCon2016: Holding Out for a Hero

Virtual FantasyCon2016: Holding Out for a Hero

This article was written as a part of VirtualFantasyCon 2016.    So, personally, I took a bit of a different tack on the hero’s journey. Pour yourselves a cup of coffee; I’m going to show you how I got here, but it’s going to take a minute. When I started my...
Wherefore Elves

Wherefore Elves

So, we were talking elves over on Mythic Scribes. Talk of elves always brings up talk of cliches. Cliches fuel fantasy, particularly the pulp fantasy market. It is possible — and apparently lucrative — to take a bunch of fantasy cliches, and hammer them...
Talking Tech in Fantasy: An Interview

Talking Tech in Fantasy: An Interview

A great talk with Michael R.B. Robinson, my final beta reader and a rabid fantasy fan. He brought some things out of me that I hadn’t really thought about in those terms. If you’re interested in interviewing me and you want some backstory and sample...
The Map Redux

The Map Redux

EDIT August 2016: The map I originally used above was made with Inkarnate Beta. Since it is a beta program, Inkarnate will not allow it to be used commercially. I drew another map for use in the finished copy of Dragon’s Trail. When Inkarnate releases their pro...
Memory Lane

Memory Lane

Holy crap. So, I’m sending the finished — no, really — manuscript out to my editor next week. The cover is in the final formatting stages. I have a marketing plan and budget in place. And yesterday I started working on Book II. Sort of. Book II was...