Category: Books

Category: Books Of Cats in Peril and Sausage

This blog is about a cat… or maybe it’s cats. It’s also about how the sausage is made. Make of those two metaphors whatever you wish. I just turned in the manuscript for my first novel in the Eldros Legacy. It’s called Seeds of Dominion, which is the first installment of my series The Legacy of Deceit. I’m not going

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Category: Books Adding Definition to Characters and Plot Through Short Stories

I Just wrapped a short story that will be published by New Mythology Press this fall. The process for this particular story really stands out for me. Since creating the realms on Pyranon, my imagination skips from character to character and to their places with in the different stories taking place at the same time. I’m no George Martin, for

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Category: Books The Time Between Projects

I suppose I should clarify that headline. For, I suspect, most professional writers, the definition of projects has different meanings. For some, every writing deliverable is a project. For others, like myself, novels are pretty much all I consider to be my writing projects. Short stories and novelettes aren’t projects, they’re jobs. Right now, I find myself between the projects Paladin’s Light

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Category: Books Checking Boxes

I always feel better if I can check at least one box during the day. by checking a box, I mean, check off an item on a to-do list. I guess it’s just my personality type. I can’t not check off a box. I am productivity-driven. I love me a solid spreadsheet. And I love to check boxes. Today the

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Category: Books Working on a Thuroi

Part of working with a creative team is taking what others have come up with, interpreting it, and applying it to new creative endeavors. As an example (and without any context), the Delvers (dwarves), of which you will learn more later, were Mark Stalling’s brainchild. That idea was then expounded upon with Rob Howell, and from that vision, I came

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Category: Books Seeds of Dominion Cover Sketches

It’s hard to believe it’s July already. The team has been diligently working on every facet of building out a new fantasy IP, with everything from branding and the website to our legal stuff and even a good deal of artwork. We’re getting into the really fun parts, because, of late, we’ve been working with Melissa Gay on the covers

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