The sun shone brightIn early daysWhen gilded dragons swamThrough endless skies.And the nights were darkAs papa's coffee. Monsters lurkedIn all the shadows,Claws twisted and sharp.But the covers offered A warm, snug havenFor my mind to wanderOn and on. Love burned hotIn early days, drunkOn ladies' laughter.The flick of a hipOr the touch of their gazeCast... Continue Reading →
The night smothered the bruised, black skies, And a foul wind began to rise By the devil’s wills, beyond the hills, Where all the world’s evil lies. The night swam through the rivers deep, Towards a town with no gates, no keep, Where fate had led us to the dead, Who lay in a cold,... Continue Reading →
The most popular setting in the fantasy genre is by far medieval times. Whether in our own world or a world fabricated by the author, there is no shortage of stories in the Middle Ages. However, writing a medieval story poses some problems. How do you create an authentic world without alienating the modern-day reader?This... Continue Reading →
A love song by Sir Godwin Fulcrum from my fantasy series The Ashborne Chronicles: I’ve walked beaten paths Through thorns and thistle While clouds cracked On nights so fickle. I’ve cried in fields Drenched in shadow, Alone, forgotten, Left to fallow. But never did I know How our love would grow Ere I took... Continue Reading →
I've updated the cover art for my fantasy novel How Black is the Shadow. Take a look. Tell me what you think. Does it catch your eye?
The second installment of the Ashborne Chronicles is out. Get a free electronic copy this Thursday through Monday. Or start the series from the start with How Black is the Shadow. Shadows of war spread over the kingdom of Norgrad after the untimely death of its king. In the west, Vindan gathers its forces.... Continue Reading →
In my fantasy series The Ashborne Chronicles, Kat hears a song written about a king. It is a song of sorrow sung for sorrow. All who sing it find tragedy one way or another: “Though black and depthless, His eyes couldn’t hide The burning of a matchless ire. His trembling lips Called death for death. ‘Blood,’... Continue Reading →
Follow the Light is coming soon. I have completed the final edits. All that leaves is the cover art. I have a few issues to work out: lighting, shadows, and general smoothing out. But I hope this will pique your interest.
At long last, I have completed the first draft to Follow the Light, the sequel to my fantasy novel How Black is the Shadow. Now comes the hardest part: editing upon editing upon editing. For those of you who have been waiting, rest assured, I will have finished all my drafts within the coming months. For those... Continue Reading →